8100 Disassembly

Disassembly of BlackBerry 8100

Instructions Written, and created by Tom Glogowski (Guess) 
of BlackBerryForums.com

Important! Please be sure you have the proper tools for this disassembly, as well as a dust free environment you can create. I recommend that latex gloves be used to prevent fingerprints from showing on the lcd and other visible areas. Be sure to remember the dissasembly steps, as you will need to put it back together once you are done.

Tools Necassary

T-6 Driver, Prying Tool

tool

Step 1; Remove Battery Door

 

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Step 2; Remove Battery

 

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Step 3; Remove Bottom Cover

Use the Prying tool, to slowly remove the bottom plastic cover to expose the screws below, unclip the two top clips, and then pull down, this is the most difficult part of disassembly as this piece is very fragile and easy to break. After doing so, unscrew the bottom screws, and the top screws as well (4 in total thus far)

 

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Front Piece Removed

 

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Step 4; Remove Side Covers

Use the Prying tool once more, remove the side covers, two clips per side, per piece, these are easy to get off, but be very careful to not break the clips.

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Step 5; Remove front Cover

With the sides removed, you can now remove the front cover, and expose the lcd and keypad

Upclose Shot of Ball Mechanism

 

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Step 6; Remove Rear Cover

This exposes all of the internal workings of the BlackBerry 8100

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Step 7; LCD Removal

The LCD is held on using double sided tape, and seems very thin and flexible. I highly doubt that this lcd is user replaceable (at least with ease) like other BlackBerry LCD’s are.

Wear your Gloves!!

This ensures that your lcd is left fingerprint free, and nothing is damaged internally from skin oil.

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