1. Jordan Gibson1's Avatar
    Not sure where to post this...

    My BlackBerry Passport is going to explode soon, the earpiece speaker is shot, pixels are going on screen. It's not pleasant to use anymore. I love the working wide but, I see an end in sight.

    I have my old Z30 which I loved. However in my stupidity I tried putting the nano Sim in the Sim slot and in the painstaking process of pulling it out, I mangled that Sim slot.

    So I'm thinking of grabbing a few Sim slots online and grabbing a soldering gun and replacing it, I've watched a few youtubes so I have my official degree in soldering (sarcasmmm)

    Has anyone done this repair before? Any tips or tricks they can recommend?

    P.S) does crackberry have a/considered a Repair side to this forum?

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    11-30-15 12:43 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    the sim slot CAN be replaced. however, i have never done that myself. I say good luck!
    11-30-15 05:25 AM
  3. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    I haven't seen any specific videos, but I strongly suspect that the SIM slot is surface-mount tech with many contacts, and would need to be replaced with a hot-air rework station, not with a soldering iron. I've got 30 years of soldering experience, and I probably wouldn't attempt it with a soldering iron. You really want to get it professionally repaired.
    11-30-15 04:15 PM
  4. Jordan Gibson1's Avatar
    All the videos I've seen online either use a hot air gun or a soldering iron and pull the contacts off and place the new one in and resolder. There's quite a few vids out there, none of them seem overly complicated.

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    11-30-15 08:42 PM

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