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  1. Mr. Orange 645's Avatar
    I've torn my gold sticker antenna, and am looking for a replacement. It hasn't yet affected my signal or Data (that I can tell anyway), but I still want a new one.

    I've found some midplates on eBay that come with the antenna, but they are for 8310 or 8320, and I have a 8330. So, my question is, is there any difference between the antenna on the 8300, 8310, 8320 and the one on the 8330? Or should they be interchangeable?

    Thanks.
    05-14-09 11:14 AM
  2. cpa443's Avatar
    I did the same thing to mine, but I actually had horrible signal afterwards. You can buy it from GSM4WORLD right here:

    GSM4World.us

    It works for me!
    05-14-09 02:04 PM
  3. gopowercat's Avatar
    I did the same thing to mine, but I actually had horrible signal afterwards. You can buy it from GSM4WORLD right here:

    GSM4World.us

    It works for me!

    I don't mean to sound like a stupid person, but the little foam piece in the "back" of the phone --- is that the antena?

    Here is a picture of mine. Is that little 'tear' maybe what is causing my bad reception and signal?

    05-14-09 03:09 PM
  4. shfjcs's Avatar
    I'm not familiar with the 8330. On the 8310 there is the GPS antenna and on the 8320 there is the wifi antenna under the foam. The phone antenna is on the bottom of the midplate.

    Does the 8330 have GPS or wifi?

    I beleive the midplate dimensions are the same for 8300/8310/8320/8330. The upper antenna is different and the top markings will say "GPS" or "WiFi" and I have one with no markings, but there is an antenna there. It wraps under to make contact with the mainboard contact spring clips. I have one of each (used) from replacing complete housings. Interested? PM me.

    Here's one on eBay, cheap too:
    OEM BLACKBERRY CURVE MIDPLATE HOUSING 8300 8310 8330 - eBay (item 120419880309 end time May-20-09 19:15:00 PDT)
    Last edited by shfjcs; 05-14-09 at 03:53 PM.
    05-14-09 03:19 PM
  5. Mr. Orange 645's Avatar
    I looked at that one earlier, but I'm still nervous about it not being from a 8330. I know the midplate will fit, but I'm worried about the antenna.

    I tore the antenna on the bottom of the phone, under the antenna cover, that's the one I need to replace.

    And the 8330 is of course CDMA w/ EVDO data, has GPS, but no Wi-Fi.

    Thanks again.
    05-14-09 06:38 PM
  6. shfjcs's Avatar
    I looked again at the eBay listing and it say's it was from a model 8300 - so it has no GPS or Wifi antenna. I do have one from a 8310, w/GPS antenna.
    05-14-09 08:12 PM
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