Blackberry Smart Phones: Common Faults

If you have spent big money on a smart phone then it stands to reason you are going to want it to last as long as possible. Often we panic when something goes wrong with our phone and replace it at a large expense. Actually if we took time to look into these faults it is possible to get them repaired and save yourself a hefty spend.

The Blackberry Red Light Problem

Having your blackberry red light constantly on or flashing can be a sign of something being wrong with your Blackberry operating system. If you notice that your phones red light is flashing then there are several steps you can take. Firstly you need to make sure that you don’t have any messages or missed call alerts outstanding. Make sure you check all of your message boxes and that everything is marked as ‘read’.

If this doesn’t help then it can be worth resetting your Blackberry to see if that helps. Switch off your Blackberry, take out the battery, leave it for about 30 seconds, put it back in and switch it on. This will often fix minor problems.

If this doesn’t help then you try the same again with both the sim card and the battery removed for around 30 seconds before you switch the handset back on.

If you are still experiencing problems then it might be worth getting some professional help. The great news is that the flashing often flashes in sequence which lets a Blackberry professional know what the problem is straight away.

Blackberry Water Damage

We all know that we should keep electronic gadgets dry and mobile phones are no exception. That said we all also know that accidents happen. So whether you have dropped your Blackberry down the toilet or accident put it into a glass of water, you’ll want to know how to fix it!

Firstly stay positive. It can seem nearly impossible to fix when your phone literally won’t switch on, but there is hope.

Firstly you need to take the blackberry apart and dry all the parts you can see. This means taking off any cases, removing the battery, sim card and any memory cards you have as well as unplugging any chargers etc. Use a clean, dry towel to dry whatever you can. Of course water is likely to be inside the handset and this is something you can’t reach. Once you have dried your phone as best you can, place it in a tub of dry, uncooked rice. This might seem quite random but the dry rice will soak up moisture from the phone, even the parts you can’t see! You will usually find that after 24 hours your phone will work again as good as new!

Sometimes you will find that some parts of your phone work well after this, but some don’t. For example you might find everything works great except for the speaker or keypad. If this is the case then contact a company about carrying out a repair/replacement on this part rather than replacing the phone all together.

Blackberry Screen Problems

If you are often getting the ‘white screen of death’ then it could be time to change your battery. There can be problems with a fault battery short circuiting the system, which results in your blackberry freezing and staying on a white screen. This can be frustrating and annoying, especially if it starts to happen more regularly. Thankfully a simple change in battery can often fix this problem!

Other screen problems can include coloured lines across the screen and even pieces of the screen not displaying anything. If this is the case for you then you might need to contact a Blackberry repair specialist to get the screen replaced and get your blackberry back to tip top condition.