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Author Topic: BLACKBERRY = FECAL MATTER?  (Read 2258 times)
N9LCD
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« on: May 26, 2014, 08:18:34 PM »

As the resident tech "expert", I was called upon to clear accumulated messages, phone calls, etc. from the XYL's BlackBerry 9300.  With manual dexterity that's more suited for "pumpin' iron", I managed to lock the keypad.

When all else fails, read the instructions!  RIGHT?

WRONG!!!  The "instructions" are a 314-page PDF file! 

Table of Contents?  Yeah. 

Index?  Heck, no!

"Quick Reference" or "How To ... Guide"?  No, that would take some common sense!

And they wonder why their market share evaporated and they almost went bankrupt?  Any fool can see why!

If I sound p***ed, I am.  Spending a half-hour scrolling through a 314-page PDF file at 9:30 PM doesn't put me in a good mood!

N9LCD

PS: I finally resorted to removing and reinserting the battery.  That unlocked the keypad!

 



 

 
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K8AXW
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 09:01:46 PM »

LCD:  I feel your pain!  Been going through the same thing with a TNC.....have two Kenwood radios that I still can't program after many years of ownership......

Went through a Kenwood manual for my buddie's new HF transceiver.... uh-huh....menus, sub-menus......I think a sub-sub-menu....but not sure because my eyes crossed and the room started to swim before my eyes.

I often wonder what kind of people develop these things for us mortals.
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KS2G
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 04:17:22 AM »

Spending a half-hour scrolling through a 314-page PDF file at 9:30 PM doesn't put me in a good mood!

No argument with your description of the documentation's shortcomings.

But ... your PDF reader doesn't have a keyword search function? Wink
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K7KBN
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 01:35:52 PM »

The blackberries up here are starting to ripen a bit, and soon the birds' fecal matter will ... oh, wait.
What?  Grin
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K7EDL
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 08:04:55 PM »

Did you try google?
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KI5WW
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 07:10:34 AM »

This made me reflect back to a time many years ago. I was medical, and a salesman, Wade, was a great guy and the company he was with, was a local okc ma and pa company. I was absolutely dedicated to them. He came in one morning, carring his new BBerry. I was still old Nokia gud ol phone. Anyhow he comminsed to brag about the BBerry,and attempted to give me a demo. Well absolutely nothing would work. He forgot i was even in the room, and started trouble shooting that thing, and finally got up to leave and just wondered down the hall mumbling something and punching the keys on that thing. He came back monthly, but he never got that thing to do what he wanted it to do. He finally got rid of it. I would still tease him about it today if i ran across him. Great guy. That was forever ago. The first BBerry.
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KA5PIU
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 06:32:28 PM »

OK, first off, what model of blackberry?
And, you want everything gone? Master Clear is your friend!
Now, for MOST newer Blackberry, you will find a "lock" key towards the top of the phone, press that, if there is a password, enter that and the return key.
A Master Reset, or Factory Reset.
Go to settings from the home screen.
Go to Security.
Select Wipe.
Select everything  you want gone.
That wipes everything but the actual phone settings.
Want the phone fully cleared?
Turn phone off.
Hold volume down and press the power button.
Go through the menu options and select Factory Reset.
-Warning- this clears everything from that phone!
You will need to reactivate it if you want to use it.
Thank you.
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