Thursday, March 31, 2011

How To Fix The Blackberry "White Screen" Issue

So my buddy Georgie finally decided to check out what the hype was about Blackberry, and went out and bought a Blackberry Curve 8520. Now this is a guy who is an Apple fanatic and has been since I've known him. He is so fanatical about Apple that Steve Jobs calls him before launching a new product in South Africa just to make sure Georgie approves. The fact that Georgie once sent Steve an email calling him God and ending off with  "Give my regards to your lovely wife Blow" hasn't affected their friendship.

Needless to say, the Apple Gods found out that Georgie was betraying them by buying a Blackberry, so they did the logical thing that any techno-God would do: They cursed his new Blackberry.
Poor Georgie had endless problems with his new phone and was getting no joy from his service provider (Vodacom) nor from Blackberry themselves. After much complaining, they finally took his phone and promised they would fix it. Some weeks later they informed him that his phone was ready and fixed.
Upon collecting it he duly inserted his simcard and was greeted with "The White Screen" or as I like to call it, The Boksburg Application. Needless to say, the phone wasn't fixed.

In Blackberry's defence however, they did send him a set of earphones and a new cover for his phone.

This is the video Georgie made of how he fixed the "Compression Problem" he was experiencing on his phone. Check the Compression Tutorial out and see how he finally got rid of that annoying White Screen.

Of course as with any home repair concerning electronics, one always ends up with more parts than one initially began with. We all know those electronics manufacturers love cramming lots of useless junk into their devices.

Below is a pic of the Blackberry after Georgie "sorted it out", minus the useless parts.

So if you or any of your friends are experiencing problems with your newly acquired Blackberry's, contact my friend Georgie for a smashing good deal!