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Old BB won't turn on
A friend of mine is without a phone and needs one with AT&T. I have offered her my old BB, an 8700 I believe (the one with scroll on the side). Its been in my desk and never turned on for quite some time. I have it plugged in to charge, but can't get it to take. Does it need a sim card to even turn on or could it just be shot?
SIM is not required to power up the phone. Not sure how long you charged it but if the battery is drained it may take a bit before it has enough of a charge to power up.
Also a chance the battery is bad, you may want to drop by a local store and try a different battery.
I would try a new battery
Will it come on at all while charging? If so, then the battery is likely bad. If not, then it's a bigger problem.
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