1. Lemonpancake's Avatar
    Hey everyone.
    So, long story short the housing on my phone got beat up from dropping onto concrete due to my ******** cat.

    I'm wondering, the body of the Torch 9800 and 9810 are identical except for a couple cosmetic changes.
    Is it possible to buy a Torch 9800 housing on ebay and install it on my 9810?

    Thanks in advance.
    09-14-11 04:04 AM
  2. mobibiz's Avatar
    I have not personally replaced the housing on the device but from what I gathered by asking around is it cannot be done there are some internal differences. I'd found out a white colored housing on ebay for your phone why don't you get something similar?
    09-14-11 05:02 AM
  3. Nickerz's Avatar
    There are OEM replacement parts for the 9810...
    09-15-11 03:15 AM
  4. homer1475's Avatar
    Lol, have you even seen the innards of the 9800 or 9810? Unless you have extensive experience in tiny microscopic electronics, this is definitely not something I would try to do.

    Took a few 9800's apart and it was not a fun experience. Not saying it can't be done, but its not for the faint at heart. Tiny t1 and t3 screws and all the tiny flex cable connectors. Way to easy to snap a screw off or break a flex cable or connector.
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    09-15-11 07:54 AM
  5. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Taking apart a 9810 is not that hard, you just can't be a bull in a china shop. It might be hard for a guy with all thumbs or two left hands, but as long as you're careful, it is pretty easy. Keep the area clean, be patient, make sure you handle all the screws by placing them in containers. Some screws are different, just remember where they're from.

    The most difficult parts of the process are the digitizer and lcd screen. The digitizer because of the adhesive and the lcd screen because you don't want to break it. You can also order the adhesive, just in case it becomes unusable. You can also buy a replacement lcd screen and digitizer, if needed, of course. All the replacement flex cables are cheap too, just in case. Still adds up to less than a replacement 9810.

    To safely remove components attached using adhesive, try gently applying heat using a "heat gun" on a really low setting, they're normally used for removing soldered parts and you certainly don't want to loosen soldered parts during this process. Or, try using a hair dryer. Just be careful as usual.

    Very easy to follow the directions of a 9810 tear down video on YouTube, just follow the steps.

    If you're patient and careful, piece of cake. If you're a Rambo kinda dude - then don't do it, just have a johnsonville brat and chill out.

    I am ordering a replacement housing as well, because I am playing around with customizing the appearance of mine and want a replacement in case of something horrible going wrong, lol. So far so good.

    Peace and good luck.






    Last edited by buckwylder; 01-19-12 at 05:16 AM.
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    01-19-12 04:29 AM
  6. homer1475's Avatar
    Other then the internals(lcd, and motherboard), all the 9800 parts are interchangeable. I already have a franken-berry. 9800 backplate(the little "arrows" that hold the battery door broke on my 9810), 9800 battery door, and 9800 trackpad.
    01-19-12 09:47 AM
  7. LOY80Y's Avatar
    i too am looking for a complete housing for the 9810. hard to find a complete white set. which includes a grey backplate not a black. even hard to find a plain white oem pocket pouch.

    i picked one up for dirty cheap $150 AUD. minor cosmetic scratches. Was a warranty return as customer experienced a touchscreen issue. so i bought it off my supplier. Got it and found nothing wrong with it.

    just annoys me all the little scratches as all my phones have no to very very minimal scratches.
    02-03-12 08:33 PM
  8. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Hmmmm actually not that easy I would pay a pro
    I done over 500 bold/curve housing replacements, iPhones LCD
    ect with 100% success.
    I broke the LCD on my first torch replacement. its not an easy
    job and will take skills and patience.
    time wise for me
    1 9800/9810 housing = 10 8520 curve lcd and housing replacements
    as for your original question yes all parts from the 9800/9810
    are interchangeable.
    02-03-12 11:14 PM
  9. LOY80Y's Avatar
    i dont think the keyboard will fit. the crackberry 9810 review said the keyboard is slightly bigger. other than that the housing should fit. just tryna figure out if there is a difference with the white 9800 and white 9810. there were slight colour differences in the bold 9700 and 9780 in white.
    02-03-12 11:46 PM
  10. monera96's Avatar
    eh just to confirm with everyone, not their completely different
    the front bezel is completely different,
    the main flex cable is different
    the lcd is different
    the mid ram is interchangeable with the 9800 even thought it says the 9810 has a 720p camera, i dont see no difference when i swap the camera

    the board are def different

    02-03-12 11:55 PM
  11. monera96's Avatar
    yes i just got my 9810, and yes i tore it apart
    and yes it still works perfectly fine:P
    it on 7.1 .190 atm and no issues
    02-03-12 11:59 PM
  12. LOY80Y's Avatar
    yes i just got my 9810, and yes i tore it apart
    and yes it still works perfectly fine:P
    it on 7.1 .190 atm and no issues
    it looks like u disassembled 2 torches from the looks of pic 2 unless im wrong. if so were they both 9810s or 9810 and 9800?/
    02-04-12 12:25 AM
  13. waynetechberry's Avatar
    the 9800 main ribbon and LCD are different from the 9810 ..... but the housing seems inter-changeable .... I have changed many BB 9800 housings, BUT have yet to see a customer carry in a BB 9810 for the housing to be changed
    02-06-12 12:14 PM
  14. lord_bozidar's Avatar
    hi guys,
    just wanted to know if the digitizers are interchangeable ? if they are the same... anybody tried yet? and what about the lcd housing / front metal plate?

    I have a black 9800 and a white 9810 and I want to swap them and give a white 9800 to my GF.
    02-23-12 11:11 PM
  15. lord_bozidar's Avatar
    anybody ?!?
    02-28-12 08:57 PM
  16. sahilkhan.springs's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I got torch 9810 a few months back. It has got many scratches on it. Is it a good idea to change housing of my BB?

    I came to know from my friend that if I change the housing then it will affect to my network connection and possibities are more to face more technical issues.

    Please suggest me

    Warm Regards,
    05-29-12 05:29 AM
  17. bitek's Avatar
    it is not easy to replace housing on this phone. your best bet is to buy touch up paint that would closely match the color

    Sent from Blackberry 9810 with Crackberry forum app
    05-30-12 09:26 AM
  18. MrJiver's Avatar
    I use a 9800 with a 9810 top keypad (home, call, end call etc), bezel and battery door because personally I think the 9810 housing is so much nicer than the 9800s! :P
    07-10-13 12:33 PM