Fixing Blackberyy Mobiles w/ White Screen of Death
What is the White Screen of Death?
This is a simple software fault, often mislabeled even by phone companies as a hardware fault. What has happened is that the internal CMOS battery has run down and as such the phone has lost all its boot settings and operating system. When this happens the phone simply shows a blank white screen, not black dots or numbers or anything else, just white!
This hub gives you everything you need to fix the problem in one fell swoop, ENJOY!
Blackberry Curve 8520
How to Fix the White Screen of Death!
1) Make sure you have Blackberry Desktop Manager installed.
2) On your PC, go to Start > Run and copy and paste the following line exactly (meaning with the quotation marks):
"c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader\loader.exe" /nojvm
3) The Application Loader Wizard will appear -- click "Next."
4) In the "Connection:" drop-down menu, you should see "USB-PIN: UNKNOWN". Click the "Next" button.
5) You should then see a list of applications ready to be installed for your Blackberry. Hit Next and Finish and you are well on your way to getting your Blackberry back to life. Congrats! Just don't disconnect anything and let the lengthy process finish completely.
NOTE: If you do not see a list of applications mentioned in step 5 and instead see the message "The Blackberry Desktop Software does not have Blackberry Device Software for the device that you have connected to the computer. Contact your wireless service provider or system administrator," then you must download Blackberry's Operating System for your carrier and device.
Just select the appropriate carrier and network type, select your Blackberry model from the list and download the latest version. Install this download and follow the above steps again and you should be on the right path.
This should have it done, remove the battery, wait 10 seconds, replace it, allow the phone to reboot and TA-DA!
I hope this aids you in repairing your shiny and very very expensive phone!
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