non bias answers only pleasseee: How sketchy is it to replace bezel/trackball?l
so my berry has been out of commission for about 2 months...easily the lamest 2 months eevverrrrr. anyways, my new bold is on its way and i have this replacement black bezel and a trackball waiting for it. as i get closer to the big day, i'm thinking about how willing i am to take the phone apart, because i definately dont want to end up berryless again. some people say its the easiest thing in the world, and on the other hand i've seen some horror stories.
i've never taken apart a phone and i'm not necessarily savvy with that type of stuff, but im not totally useless.
thanks in advance
- CrackBerry User
11-03-2009, 01:25 PM #3
- 75 Posts
It is fairlt easy. I did it the first time with the help of YouTube. I just replaced my bezel and trackball 3 days ago with no problem for the 4'th time. Wow I get bored way to easy
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- CrackBerry Newbie
11-03-2009, 02:14 PM #7
- 6 Posts
Mine had adhesive behind the screen and I still popped the housing off from around the trackball really easily. Just used a small pair of tweezers and popped the two front clip pieces off and it came right up.
Clipped back down just as easily.
- CrackBerry User
11-03-2009, 08:39 PM #8
- 13 Posts
I replaced my bezel and trackball after some instruction from the youtube videos. It was a quick and easy experience for me. Some may say you don't necessarily need the "proper" tools to take apart your phone, but I can say that having the proper tools (i.e., opening tool, T-5 screwdriver, tweezers etc...) made things easier. I also worked under a very bright desk lamp and took my time.
i'll make a thread with pics when i finally get the phone and take it apart. should look pretty nice i have the all black g1 trackball and a matte bezel
- CrackBerry Master
11-04-2009, 07:01 AM #10
- 1,381 Posts
- head Gunpowder
Don't know what made anyone think you have to remove the LCD to replace the trackball, but you definitely do not have to. The LCD is stuck to the mainboard but creates no interference with the replacement of the trackball.