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How to take a screen grab on a BlackBerry

Show others exactly what's on your smartphone's screen

Initially taking a screen grab from your Smartphone might seem a bit pointless. But if you're having problems with your phone, or you're unsure how to do something on your handset, it's a great way of 'explaining' what you can see. RIM's official way of taking a screen grab on a BlackBerry device utilises the JL_Cmder (JavaLoader Commander) from BlackBerry, which can be downloaded for free. It's worth noting you do have to connect your handset to your PC via the USB cable and have BlackBerry Desktop manager and the relevant driver installed on your PC. Here's how to do it.

Step one
Start by connecting your BlackBerry to your computer using USB cable.

Step two
Next download and install JavaLoader Commander from BlackBerry's forum.

Step three
Open JL_Cmder. You'll be asked to Press any key.

Step four
If you BlackBerry is locked, then unlock it. Next, carry out the action you get to the screen you want to capture.

Step five
On your PC, press 3 to take a screenshot. Next you'll be required to enter a name for the image. Then press Enter. Your image will be automatically opened in Windows Paint program.

Step six
From here, you can save the file to your desktop.

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