Introduction

This guide describes how to replace the battery contact terminal, where the BlackBerry 7100g battery connects to the phone.

Image 1/1: Locate the battery cover release button near the bottom of the back panel.
  • Turn over your BalckBerry 7100g so that the back cover is facing up.

  • Locate the battery cover release button near the bottom of the back panel.

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Image 1/3: Slide the battery cover off with the other thumb. Image 2/3: Slide the battery cover off with the other thumb. Image 3/3: Slide the battery cover off with the other thumb.
  • Push down on the release button with one thumb.

  • Slide the battery cover off with the other thumb.

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  • Remove the battery from the battery housing by flipping up the top of the battery.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the edge of the silver lining. Image 2/3: Slide the tool along the length of the silver strip to completely remove it. Image 3/3: Slide the tool along the length of the silver strip to completely remove it.
  • Locate the silver strip near the top of your BlackBerry.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the edge of the silver lining.

  • Slide the tool along the length of the silver strip to completely remove it.

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Image 1/2: Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws using a T6 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws using a T6 screwdriver.
  • Do not lose the screws. They are quite small and can easily be misplaced.

  • Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws using a T6 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Tightly pinch the top of the front and back halves of the housing. Image 2/3: Carefully pry the two halves of the housing apart. Image 3/3: Carefully pry the two halves of the housing apart.
  • The keypad cover may fall out of the housing when prying the housing apart.

  • Tightly pinch the top of the front and back halves of the housing.

  • Carefully pry the two halves of the housing apart.

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  • You can now easily remove the "guts" of the phone from the housing.

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  • Remove the four screws holding the battery and speaker housing to the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: The small plastic piece with four metal pins is the battery terminal shown in the third picture. Image 2/3: The small plastic piece with four metal pins is the battery terminal shown in the third picture. Image 3/3: The small plastic piece with four metal pins is the battery terminal shown in the third picture.
  • Once the battery housing is seperated from the motherboard, the battery terminal will slide off the battery housing.

  • The small plastic piece with four metal pins is the battery terminal shown in the third picture.

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Conclusion

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

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