One dead BlackBerry Pearl

by Volker Weber

When I pulled it out of my shirt pocket, the screen was all messed up. A reset does not help. I think this has to go into the shop.


Do you know what might have caused the crash? Curious ...

Cem Basman, 2007-04-03

I would suggest a mechanical failure like a broken display. However, there is no way I could have done that in my shirt pocket. I suspect it was a fatigue fracture. One last vibration and it was gone.

Volker Weber, 2007-04-03

Come on, now: whom did you hug for that to happen? ;-)

Jan-Piet Mens, 2007-04-03

The Pearl is quite sensitive in the daily use. Very often when I grab it I accidentally come in contact with the trackball or the keys and cause some unintentional signals ... you can't lock it every time to prevent electrical noise.

Cem Basman, 2007-04-03

You can. It is one of the best Pearl secrets. Hold the mute button for one second and it goes to standby. From there it only wakes up when a call comes in or when you press mute again.

Volker Weber, 2007-04-03

Cool. Thank you, Volker!

Cem Basman, 2007-04-03

Thanks for the tip. As expected, it works on the 8800 as well

Thomas Holzapfel, 2007-04-03

Yes, but on the 8800 mute is on the right, where it is on the left on the Pearl. Confuses the hell out of me, since I use both of them.

Volker Weber, 2007-04-03

Oh. Someone read the f**king manual. :-)

Thomas Langel, 2007-04-05

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