BlackBerry Curve 8520 Keyboard Cover Replacement

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Learn how to disassemble the BlackBerry Curve 8520 to clean or replace the keyboard cover.

  • Author: Matt
  • Time required: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Edit Step 1 Back Panel  ¶ 

  • Locate the slit on the back panel.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Using the iPod opening tool, pry open the back panel.

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Edit Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

  • Locate the slit between the top of the battery and the casing

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Gently apply pressure on the top of the battery to trigger the spring release

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Edit Step 5 LCD Screen  ¶ 

  • Remove the two screws to the left and right of the battery compartment as indicated using a Torx T6 screwdriver

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Flip over the device.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently remove the Screen Film, starting on one side, as shown.

    • Do not use excessive force as it may cause warping of the film.

  • Once one side has been loosened, gently ease the entire film off.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the seam along the side of the device.

  • Make your way around the entire device applying moderate force with the tool.

  • The Faceplate can then be lifted off.

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Using a Torx T6 Screwdriver, remove the indicated LCD screws.

  • Remove the Keyboard Interface by using the Universal Tweezer tool to pry it off.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the BlackBerry Curve 8520 device page.

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