1. lzeng's Avatar
    Is there a guide for changing housing on a bold 9000? Mines a bit scratched up and I've order new housing from a site silver chrome looks sick ! But I cant seem to find a guide with step by step pictures for the bold 9000 or a youtube video for this ! Any help would be appreciated thanks!
    05-30-11 06:07 AM
  2. miguel11691's Avatar
    Youtube has plenty of videos for this... Search for bold 9000 dissassembly ... I did it on my 9000 as it was scatched as well... Got an all white bezel with buttons and changed replaced all the other black parts with new black parts and it looks sick...

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    05-30-11 12:32 PM
  3. josney's Avatar
    yeah, youtube will get you started. with a couple of simple tools, it is a very easy process. i just changed mine about 2 weeks ago, all black. good luck
    06-02-11 11:18 AM
  4. MikeFromCanada's Avatar
    The process is very easy. One thing I would say is be VERY cautious if you are taking the faceplate off the LCD screen. MANY people have ruined their screens because of this. However just taking apart the rest of the phone is a snap
    06-03-11 03:39 PM
  5. pucciperez's Avatar
    I'd think carefully about changing your housing. I had a curve 9300 and I really wanted to put a white housing on it.
    I bought the housing for a couple of pounds on Ebay, there are hundreds of colour options available on there.
    I looked at a video on youtube how to do it & then gave the video & my phone to someone who used to be an engineer & is way better at these types of things than I am. I though it would be both fine and to be honest, easy. I also thought that if I didn't like it I could simply swap them back and put the original back on.
    IN REALITY HOWEVER: the videos you see on youtube etc are often by people who have probably removed many housing cases and have developed a knack for it, because it isn't all that easy. As another user has mentioned in a previous reply, when you change the screen cover (the part that goes over the screen as well as the green & red buttons etc, there's a load of adhesive under that which can leave a mark under the new screen. We removed it very carefully but didn't realise that it's more than one layer so when we put the new screen cover on, it didn't fit in tightly and you could feel it around the trackpad.
    The little piece at the bottom centre on the handset has a couple of little legs inside and this part is very hard to get off, meaning it is easy to accidentally break one of the legs, rendering it unusable. This is what happened to me & then to return it to its original state I had to buy a BB that was for damaged to get the missing part - more costs. Also if you are thinking about going white - you should know that the line with the green, red, bb symbol and back button all let the light shine through and it looks a bit cheap and nasty. Perhaps some people have been lucky doing their housing swaps, maybe I've been unlucky but seriously think about it & remember your warranty will be invalid too.
    03-31-13 07:26 PM
  6. Vurhan's Avatar
    Don't overtighten any of the screws ( especially the one under the End button ).
    Disattach the lcd ribbon the instant you see it. Raise the volume button connectors while you're at it ( if you've got issues there )
    03-31-13 10:43 PM