Found 18th Oct 2010
The other day, while I was sleeping, I accidentally threw my Blackberry....
Phone was working the following day, put it on charge at night and in the morning the battery was almost dead.
Came back from out and phone battery was dead. When I turned phone on, the screen wouldn't respond, and after a minute or so I would get the message "Battery drained - handheld shutting off".
Then, several days ago, when I tried charging it again by mains, their was suddenly life. Got to two blocks and stopped charging.
Had to remove charger and re-insert into phone and phone was charging intermittently, on and off again and again. However, the screen WAS responding this time!

I've also tried a different mains charger and the USB cable, same problem...

Any ideas on what the problem could be? Sometimes it doesn't charge at all! I've ordered an external battery charger as a temporary solution but is there any way I can fix it permanently?
Any help GREATLY appreciated!

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The other day, while I was sleeping, I accidentally threw my Blackberry....

Wait....what?

OMG, while you were sleeping!!!??? oO

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Yeah, you should be more worried about why you are throwing things during your sleep rather than your phone.

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Pr3cious18

OMG, while you were sleeping!!!??? oO


Lets not get into that shall we...:p
I need help, not criticism
Let me re phrase myself...I was awoken by my alarm and was half awake, switched alarm off and fell asleep again. And I let go off the blackberry and it fell of the top of my bunkbed.

Please guys. can I have some SERIOUS help...

Edited by: "bilalbilal" 18th Oct 2010

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bilalbilal

Please guys. can I have some SERIOUS help...



It's probably damaged. You should ask the manufacturer or a mobile phone specialist.

Original Poster

DJ1

It's probably damaged. You should ask the manufacturer or a mobile phone … It's probably damaged. You should ask the manufacturer or a mobile phone specialist.


You mean possibly the charger port?

bilalbilal

Please guys. can I have some SERIOUS help...



Well you see the problem could be....

YOU THREW THE PHONE AND IT BROKE IT.

I reckon it will be more the battery than the port. Get it sent for repairs.

And next time keep your phone further than arms length when sleeping.

bilalbilal

. And I let go off the blackberry and it fell of the top of my … . And I let go off the blackberry and it fell of the top of my bunkbed.Please guys. can I have some SERIOUS help...



Wait...Whut?!? Bunkbed? Are you 7?

Original Poster

thesaint

Wait...Whut?!? Bunkbed? Are you 7?



Was over at a relatives house so slept at the top...

The storms have a tendancy to go faulty in lots of ways. I have had mine replaced 4 times already and for a similar reason to yours one time. They will only replace your battery first then check your phone and maybe replace the handset if youre lucky.

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clarkeyboy170

The storms have a tendancy to go faulty in lots of ways. I have had mine … The storms have a tendancy to go faulty in lots of ways. I have had mine replaced 4 times already and for a similar reason to yours one time. They will only replace your battery first then check your phone and maybe replace the handset if youre lucky.


No warrantee left, seems like I'm going to have to replace the charger port myself.
Probably going to end up selling it then...I've been lucky to have encountered no problems till now! Handset is over 2 years old oO

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I have now found a temporary solution to solve the charging problem. I have to push up the charger where it plugs into the phone on the side (charging tip) and then wrap the wire around the phone to keep it up so that it stays in the same position. The phone is charging like this...

I guess this means it rules out the possibility of being it a faulty charger or battery. I have also tried several other chargers and it now seems to charge if I push the actual charging tip up on the side...the battery charges and keeps its hold so it also isn't the battery...cannot be the battery connectors or the phone wouldn't turn on..cannot be the software since I have just updated it.

Does this mean that the problem is MOST LIKELY the charger port?

tried that and it worked for a while until the wire splayed off at the end, BB chargers arent cheap wherever you buy them either plus the charging port widens and the charger connection wont stay inside it.... had hours of fun trust me. Yup pretty much bang on the money their im afraid

Original Poster

clarkeyboy170

tried that and it worked for a while until the wire splayed off at the … tried that and it worked for a while until the wire splayed off at the end, BB chargers arent cheap wherever you buy them either plus the charging port widens and the charger connection wont stay inside it.... had hours of fun trust me. Yup pretty much bang on the money their im afraid


The tiny soldering is almost impossible to do.
I am going to tell an engineering university lecturer I know to do it for me
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