1. afropoika's Avatar
    I have a BlackBerry Curve 8900. When I bought it I did not think of a screen protector, but after quite some use the screen got scratched and I did not like it. I ordered a screen protector and a new glass lens for the LCD.

    Having experience of my first BlackBerry, the 8700c, I thought the process to be just as simple. Turned out it wasn't. I thought all I needed to do was tear apart the Curve and lift the LCD lens. While doing that I heard some crackling and a dark (black) layer started breaking. I lifted the whole thing to see what it was and now there is some sticky glue like liquid on the LCD. I believe I ripped off the part that was supposed to be on there.

    Anyone had this happening; I am now at a loss because the LCD itself costs much and there seem to be three different types of LCD screens. How do I identify my LCD and where can I get a replacement one?

    By the way I saw some LCD screens sold at eBay, but they did not have this LCD lens part on them, anyone know where I can get a complete one? I wish I knew the Curve was this complex from the inside, my 8700c was a piece of cake to fix (and I changed its LCD lens more than a couple of times).

    EDIT: Ok, I identified the LCD to be of type 002/011. (was printed at the back of the LCD module)

    Now I must use temporarily some ****ty Motorola
    Thank you much for help, please if anyone can tell me what is the part I just broke? It is the dark layer of the LCD screen, what is it called?
    Last edited by shinkodachi; 10-27-09 at 05:40 AM.
    10-27-09 05:18 AM
  2. NurseBerryAddict's Avatar
    Go to fonlogix.us they have instructions on how to take apart the phones properly and replace all the parts. They also sell inexpensive parts.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-27-09 11:57 AM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    Here's a link.

    Blackberry Parts, BlackBerry Curve Parts, Blackberry Pearl Parts, Blackberry Bold Parts

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-27-09 12:24 PM
  4. afropoika's Avatar
    Yes now I do know how to fully take the Curve 8900 apart properly. I did read the instructions for disassembly earlier as I changed the bezel to a black one, but the part I wanted to replace here no matter what instructions you look at, is impossible to exchange without damaging the LCD itself.

    I've calmed down now, I think I'll do OK without my BlackBerry for a week, but the site you listed won't help me. I don't live in the U.S., I live in Europe. I've seen all Curve 8900 LCD (type 002/111) listings on eBay with many located in Hong Kong and some in the USA. Not sure what to choose, all do have more than 99% feedback rating and they say it is brand new, but how do I know it's a true OEM part...

    Pretty lost right now and my budget is only 100 USD (absolute max). Anyone know of a reputable store which ships to Europe and has this part I am looking for?

    10-27-09 12:26 PM
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    10-27-09 12:42 PM
  6. afropoika's Avatar
    I think I already found that side through google, but they don't have the LCD for sale pdarepairworld.com - BlackBerry Repair Parts for BlackBerry 8900 Curve
    10-27-09 12:49 PM
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    10-27-09 12:56 PM
  8. afropoika's Avatar
    I've had nothing but issues with CNN and their shipment is slower than a snail in Sahara. The last time I ordered from them also wasn't "OEM" as described, cheap metal. Any other suggestions? Thanks for the help so far.

    EDIT: Even they don't have the LCD for sale. Can't be true that the LCD screen is so hard to find.
    Last edited by shinkodachi; 10-27-09 at 01:01 PM.
    10-27-09 12:58 PM