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  1. ClintRo's Avatar
    I purchased the battery cover, G1 Trackball and bezel from CNN.CN

    I love the look of this phone with the black out!! I got the G1 ball because the ring that holds the ball in is black instead of silver like the standard trackball.


    Okay....here are before and after pictures!!!!

    Before black out!!


    After





    Trackball


    Last edited by ClintRo; 02-20-09 at 10:54 AM.
    02-20-09 10:45 AM
  2. prey23's Avatar
    NICE!!! just curious....how long and difficult is it to stealth out like that?
    02-20-09 10:50 AM
  3. JTurtle's Avatar
    Looks awesome! Does that trackball feel any different than the stock trackball?
    02-20-09 10:52 AM
  4. ClintRo's Avatar
    NICE!!! just curious....how long and difficult is it to stealth out like that?

    To take the case apart and put back together with the black parts it took me about 30 minutes last night... the hardest part was waiting for the parts to arrive from Hong Kong...LOL

    Word of caution this will void your warranty!!
    02-20-09 10:58 AM
  5. dano13's Avatar
    Now we need black buttons for the sides.
    02-20-09 11:32 AM
  6. snoopy0011's Avatar
    It looks AWESOME!!!
    02-20-09 11:44 AM
  7. ClintRo's Avatar
    Looks awesome! Does that trackball feel any different than the stock trackball?
    From the use so far it is about the same to me.... but I really don't care to much either way to be honest... I will do some comparisons and get back to you!!
    02-20-09 12:00 PM
  8. AZN.M3NACE's Avatar
    very nice! i wish i could do something like that but i guess i dont have the courage to haha
    02-20-09 12:04 PM
  9. Kirtdawg's Avatar
    if you dont mind asking, how much did the operation cost ya? do you need to buy any special tools? looks friggen sleek and sexxay
    02-20-09 12:04 PM
  10. uberspeed's Avatar
    Always been a fan, reminds me of the sleeper look.
    02-20-09 12:12 PM
  11. pltaylor's Avatar
    Looks nice Clint. How scary is messing with that antenna wire?
    02-20-09 12:13 PM
  12. uncheels23's Avatar
    that looks very nice !!!
    02-20-09 12:14 PM
  13. tempo_kid92's Avatar
    if you dont mind asking, how much did the operation cost ya? do you need to buy any special tools? looks friggen sleek and sexxay
    Near as I can tell Parts total should be just shy of $50. For everything, including tools. Shipping I have no clue about.
    02-20-09 12:15 PM
  14. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Looks nice, all black is the way to go...
    02-20-09 12:16 PM
  15. aristile's Avatar
    Nice Job Clint!
    02-20-09 12:17 PM
  16. ClintRo's Avatar
    if you dont mind asking, how much did the operation cost ya? do you need to buy any special tools? looks friggen sleek and sexxay
    CNN.CN has the bezel, battery cover and G1 trackball plus the T6 screwdriver you need to change it for $46.77 for the parts (plus shipping) I did ground shipping and it took a while. FYI the battery cover is currently out of stock.

    8900 - NEC, BlackBerry, Nokia, Panasonic, BenQ-Siemens, HTC, Mobiado, Dopod/O2, Motorol


    Looks nice Clint. How scary is messing with that antenna wire?
    I pulled it off but it really was not necessary to remove it to change the bezel.
    02-20-09 12:29 PM
  17. tempo_kid92's Avatar
    So it's not necessary to pull any wires to complete this swap in general? (What exactly is it that everyone keeps breaking?)

    Is there a DIY write up on this anywhere in the forums?

    I'm really thinking about doing this but don't want to just "jump in". If there is no write up.. would you be willing to do one Clint?
    02-20-09 12:34 PM
  18. ClintRo's Avatar
    I think I might be able to do one.... you do have to transfer the pads on the top of the old bezel and you have to be gentle with them....

    Here is the BlackBerry Curve 8900 dis-assembly tutorial I used:



    EDIT: My Tutorial Video

    Last edited by ClintRo; 08-05-09 at 12:07 PM.
    02-20-09 12:38 PM
  19. mrsjackd's Avatar
    That phone is sweet!!!!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-20-09 12:49 PM
  20. tempo_kid92's Avatar
    Nice! Thanks for the link. Your phone looks great by the way.
    02-20-09 01:29 PM
  21. impalass96's Avatar
    Nice ClintRo, now you have a "Vader 8900"
    02-20-09 02:31 PM
  22. truazn's Avatar
    Looks so sleek when its all blacked out. Good job on it.
    02-20-09 03:31 PM
  23. ClintRo's Avatar
    LOL at Vader 8900 thanks!!!

    Maybe I should DL Darth Vader sound effects for it!!
    02-20-09 03:33 PM
  24. ClintRo's Avatar
    BTW... the Battery cover is in stock in the CB store
    02-20-09 03:57 PM
  25. Jarbz's Avatar
    Man I wasn't thinkinh about swapping out my bezel on the 8900, but after seeing this... Idk man

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-20-09 04:13 PM
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