How To Disassemble Your BlackBerry Guide
After reading numerous threads asking about how to disassemble a BlackBerry, for various different reasons, I decided to compile a few useful videos.
Please Note : This is only meant as a reference tool and a quick way to point to disassembly videos. I will not go into detail about the disassembly process within this thread.
Bold "Take-Apart" :
Curve 8900 "Take-Apart" :
Storm 9530 "Take-Apart" :
Pearl Flip 8220 "Take-Apart" :
not available yet
Curve 83xx "Take-Apart" :
YouTube - Blackberry Curve 8300 Screen Removal & Take Apart
YouTube - How to Take Apart your Blackberry Curve 8310 or 8320
88xx "Take-Apart" :
YouTube - Blackberry 8800 Screen Removal & Take Apart
Pearl 81xx "Take-Apart" :
YouTube - Blackberry Pearl 8100 Screen Replacement & Dissection
8700 "Take-Apart" :
YouTube - Blackberry 8700, 8700g & 8700c Screen Replacement Directions
YouTube - Blackberry 8700g LCD replacement/reassembly secrets
iPhone "Take-Apart" :
YouTube - iPhone Screen Replacement & Disassemble/TakeApart Directions
YouTube - iPhone 3G Dissection, Disassembly, Take Apart & Tear Down
YouTube - iPhone 3G Disassembly & Screen Replacement Directions
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or cnn.cn (BlackBerry)Feel free to add other videos you have used as well as discuss the disassembly process of various devices.
Also advise : I have not followed all of these guides so I am not to be held responsible if any hardware damage results!
Information compiled and published by bmcclure937 on CrackBerry. Please do not use elsewhere unless original link is included
Last edited by bmcclure937; 12-08-08 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Added More Videos / Tutorials
- 07-24-08, 12:12 AM #6
That's great, thanks. I took mine apart to replace the housing once. Now, I have to replace my Dad's for him. I was hesitant to do it because I lost the first video. Thanks for posting it!
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08-25-08, 08:20 PM #16
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We (my husband, myself, sister and mom) all started out with silver AT&T Curves running 4.2
Thanks to CrackBerry, we all have titanium Curves running 4.5!
It's just like having brand new BlackBerry's
- 09-21-08, 09:01 AM #17
I had upgraded online to the AT&T refurb curve 8310. The problem was, they only had the titainium in stock. So I ordered the red housing online and then I followed the youtube dissassemble video and took mine apart. I then installed my new red housing. The job went perfectly and my new curve looks great!
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09-25-08, 03:46 PM #18
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Changed Housing - Now No Signal
I changed the housing on my 8310 using these instructions as a guide and now I get no signal and network info is no longer listed on the phone settings. I cannot identify any damage, but replaced the midboard on the off chance that I damaged the antenna. Still no luck. Any ideas or fixes? Thanks.
- 10-06-08, 06:22 PM #20
Ok, I have a 8330 and just bought a complete housing off ebay. I am planning to send to BeckyMae to paint but I need to take it apart first cause it has screen and sides attached. I am having a VERY difficult time taking the bottom piece off. It feels as if it is going to break if I pry it anymore. Any suggestions?
- 10-06-08, 06:29 PM #21
Great Post! Thanks for gathering and posting this helpful info.
I would love to get a new color housing for my Curve, but still to chicken to take it apart. So I have bookmarked for possible future use!
- 10-06-08, 07:47 PM #22
I saw one of the clips for the 8700g for taking it apart... Which I did the other week while my service was disconnected due to payments. So I cleaned out all the dust under the screen. Found the tools I needed right at Sears too.
- 10-06-08, 09:58 PM #24
Do a search on YouTube. I found a number of videos on disassembly and assembly of the 8310. Then I ordered a new full housing. Was very easy if you're careful and take your time. You're right about that bottom piece. It is tight, but it'll come off. I've removed mine 3 or 4 times already.
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