BlackBerry Smartphone stops synching just the Calendar application

Saw this today and just wanted to give a solution to those looking for it.

Sometimes, if the BlackBerry device calendar gets out of synch with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or the calendar becomes corrupted, you’ll need to reset the Calendar database.  You may attempt to look through the BES software for something about the calendar app, but there’s really nothing there to help you.

Here’s how to reset the calendar and get the calendar to start synching again:


  1. 1. On the BlackBerry Smartphone, open the Calendar application.
  2. Click the Menu button and click Options.
  3. Set the Wireless Synchronization option to No.
  4. Click the Menu button and click Save.
  5. Set the Wireless Synchronization option to Yes.
  6. Click the Menu button and click Save. Turning wireless calendar synchronization on and off will reset the calendar database on the BlackBerry Smartphone.
  7. Create a calendar entry in Microsoft Outlook and verify that the entry wirelessly synchronizes to the BlackBerry Smartphone.

Web Browser Icon Missing from Blackberry?

I saw this yesterday.  This can happen (and is reported quite heavily) when a major update is performed on a Blackberry device.  It was reported to me that the Internet browser had uninstalled.  After a bit of research it was learned that the browser component still existed on the device, just that it was missing from the Apps screen.

To get the icon back do one (or both) of the following:

  • Step one:

1. With the BB still powered "on", remove battery from the device

2. Leave the battery out for at least 30 seconds

3. Replace battery and let the device reboot


  • Step two: (if step one did not solve issue)

1. From the device go to Options

2. Select Advanced Options

3. Select Host Routing Table

4. Select menu, then 'Register Now'

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Official response for Zune 30 Freezing Issue (Zune 30gb stuck at reboot screen)


Official response for Zune 30 Freezing Issue (Zune 30gb stuck at reboot screen)

Early this morning we were alerted by our customers that there was a widespread issue affecting our 2006 model Zune 30GB devices (a large number of which are still actively being used).  The technical team jumped on the problem immediately and isolated the issue: a bug in the internal clock driver related to the way the device handles a leap year.  The issue should be resolved over the next 24 hours as the time change moves to January 1, 2009.   We expect the internal clock on the Zune 30GB devices will automatically reset tomorrow (noon, GMT). By tomorrow you should allow the battery to fully run out of power before the unit can restart successfully then simply ensure that your device is recharged, then turn it back on.  If you’re a Zune Pass subscriber, you may need to sync your device with your PC to refresh the rights to the subscription content you have downloaded to your device. 

Customers can continue to stay informed via the support page on (

We know this has been a big inconvenience to our customers and we are sorry for that, and want to thank them for their patience. 

Q:  Why is this issue isolated to the Zune 30 device?

It is a bug in a driver for a part that is only used in the Zune 30 device.

Q:  What fixes or patches are you putting in place to resolve this situation? 

This situation should remedy itself over the next 24 hours as the time flips to January 1st.

Q:  What’s the timeline on a fix?

The issue Zune 30GB customers are experiencing today will self resolve as time changes to January 1.

Q:  Why did this occur at precisely 12:01 a.m. on December 31, 2008? 

There is a bug in the internal clock driver causing the 30GB device to improperly handle the last day of a leap year.

Q:  What is Zune doing to fix this issue? 

The issue should resolve itself.

Q:  Are you sure that this won’t happen to all 80, 120 or other flash devices? 

This issue is related to a part that is only used in Zune 30 devices.

Q:  How many 30GB Zune devices are affected?

All 30GB devices are potentially affected.

Q: Will you update the firmware before the next leap year (2012)?


Matt Akers
Zune Product Team

Users report 30GB Zunes seizing up | Microsoft – CNET News


Looks like the Midwest isn't the only thing that's freezing up this holiday season: many people are reporting their 30GB Zunes are spontaneously going on the fritz as well.

The symptom is reported widely on discussion boards about Microsoft's music player, including,, and ZuneScene. With the problem, people's Zunes reboot but freeze when the startup status bar reaches 100 percent.

Some users reported the problem happened at exactly midnight PST, at the very beginning of the last day of the year, leading some wags to call the problem Z2K after the Y2K problem that was widely feared to cripple the computing industry when computer clocks moved from 1999 to 2000.

"It reset itself. I don't know why," said one owner who posted an account of his Zune problem on YouTube after reporting it on the forum.

Microsoft didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday morning.

Users report 30GB Zunes seizing up | Microsoft – CNET News

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