8700 Disassembly

Disassembly of BlackBerry 8700R

Instructions Written, and created by Tom Glogowski (Guess) of BlackBerryForums.com. Photos updated by Brandon (BBswany) 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.

BlackBerry 8700G

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BlackBerry 8700R

Step 1; Remove Battery Door & Battery

 

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Step 2; Remove 3 Visible Screws

 

 

 

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Step 3; Pry Case Open, Remove Rear Casing

Start with the bottom and pry towards the top of the BlackBerry, as there are clips underneath.

 

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Step 4; Remove 4 Visible Screws

 

 

 

 

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Step 5; Remove Front Casing/Keyboard

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Visible 8700G PCB

 

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LCD Removal

Step 6; Remove LCD Ribbon

Using the prying tool, gently move the brown ribbon clip up, then remove the ribbon.

 

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Step 7; Undo 4 Clips Holding LCD in Place

2 on each side of screen, at rear

 

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Step 8; Remove LCD

Gently remove the lcd, replace if necassary.

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