I just stumbled upon a website that I think more BlackBerry users should be visiting more often. I remember the baby steps BlackBerryForums.com took when it started a FAQ section of their site. It seems they have spun off a new sister site BlackBerryFAQ.com without me noticing. This site has a great deal of information on BlackBerry devices going back to the 7000 series.
I found the website while I was looking of a fix I had read about ages ago on BlackBerryForums.com. I was searching for a few minutes on “The Forums” when I stumbled upon JSanders pointing to BlackBerryFAQ.com for specifics on how to make BBweather work on an 8800 or any other trackball BlackBerry.
I was surprised at the wealth of information that can be found on this site. As you can see from the excerpt below the FAQ’s and concise and straight to the point. I would advise you to head over to BlackBerryFAQ.com and browse through some of their FAQ’s on your device. I’m sure you will learn something new just like I did.
Sample FAQ on “How do I get BB Weather to work on the 8100 / 8300 / 8800?” From BlackBerryFAQ.com
Here is what you need to do in order to get BBWeather working on the 8100 / 8800: (this is only need at 1st start and will work fine after)
1. Click on BBWeather to open the application
2. You will get error that says: no weather profiles
3. Click on the trackball and select ok. do not click on the menu button
4. Click the trackball again and it will bring you to the menu
5. Select Options and add a weather profile [the location ID is your zip code]
6. If you are on BIS make sure you check the box to ‘disable MDS
- Note: In the USA, entering a zipcode as the Location ID will work.
- In Canada and other areas, you will need to retrieve an acutal ID code from this site: www.aspnetresources.com