10-02-10 01:42 AM
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  1. bmcclure937's Avatar
    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 11:34 AM. Reason: Added More Videos / Tutorials
    Ibn la Ahad likes this.
    07-23-08 08:35 AM
  2. paulrosenthal's Avatar
    Thanks! This could come in handy. Hopefully I never have to take mine apart, though.
    07-23-08 10:55 AM
  3. rpalumbo's Avatar
    Very Nice the video is good quality
    07-23-08 10:16 PM
  4. miss_michelle's Avatar
    YOU are the MAN!
    07-23-08 10:18 PM
  5. Username01939's Avatar
    Thanks for the useful information.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-23-08 11:00 PM
  6. kcurve's Avatar
    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!
    07-23-08 11:12 PM
  7. inkwell's Avatar
    I need to bookmark this, I just purchased a new housing that I plan on custom painitng
    07-24-08 07:25 PM
  8. bmcclure937's Avatar
    I need to bookmark this, I just purchased a new housing that I plan on custom painitng
    That is awesome!! Glad this has been a good reference so far
    07-24-08 07:26 PM
  9. jidx's Avatar
    Good Job!!
    07-24-08 07:30 PM
  10. vlalra's Avatar
    Very nice work!
    07-24-08 11:44 PM
  11. bmcclure937's Avatar
    I just recently edited the thread and added an alternative parts supplier.

    I urge people to check out this new supplier and support them. I also added a promo code to receive an instant discount!
    08-04-08 11:27 AM
  12. bmcclure937's Avatar
    Edited thread and added the Bold "Take-Apart" video
    08-20-08 08:52 PM
  13. Javaddict's Avatar
    How does the 8330 differ from the 8320 in terms of dissambley
    08-20-08 09:47 PM
  14. mobiman's Avatar
    I have bookmarked this page, tx bmcclure.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-20-08 10:01 PM
  15. bmcclure937's Avatar
    How does the 8330 differ from the 8320 in terms of dissambley
    They should be the same. Do not quote me, as I do not have direct experience. I think the torx driver size may be different... but, once again, I am not completely sure.

    I have bookmarked this page, tx bmcclure.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Glad you found it useful!!
    08-25-08 07:09 PM
  16. MiniBB's Avatar
    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
    08-25-08 07:20 PM
  17. jayman2's Avatar
    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!
    09-21-08 08:01 AM
  18. thook's Avatar
    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.
    09-25-08 02:46 PM
  19. johnmorganjr1's Avatar
    Well I took my old housing off, replaced it with one off ebay and everything is working great.
    09-27-08 04:16 PM
  20. Penny's Avatar
    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 05:22 PM
  21. GregMargie's Avatar
    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 05:29 PM
  22. metalwraith's Avatar
    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 06:47 PM
  23. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Another useful guide by BMC. You are the man, keep up the good work buddy...
    10-06-08 06:51 PM
  24. jayman2's Avatar
    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.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-06-08 08:58 PM
  25. txladi29's Avatar
    Thanks! I'm ready to make my curve pink!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-24-08 10:29 PM
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