Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Saturday, August 1, 2009

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 disassembly

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 disassembly

Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Now remove the two screws at the top of the phone.

Wedge something like a credit card under the part shown the pull it back with your fingers and it'll pop off. Some force is required.

Your phone should look like below.

Turn the phone over then remove the two screws you have access to.

Run your plastic tool along each side of the phone to release the two chrome bezels.

Your phone should now look like below.

You can now pull away the battery compartment. It should come away with ease.

A few clips, such as those circled, hold the front cover to the circuit board. Gently pull these clips back to release the front cover.

Your phone should now look like below. Circled is the ribbon connector from LCD screen. Remove the little yellow sticker then flick back a black latch to release the ribbon. Now gently pull the LCD screen away from the circuit board.

You should now have the small LCD screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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