Introduction

The guide will show you how to remove and install the BlackBerry's keypad.

Turn over your BalckBerry 7100g so that the back cover is facing up.
  • 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.

Push down on the release button with one thumb. Slide the battery cover off with the other thumb. 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.

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

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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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

Turn the "guts" over so the speaker is facing up. Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws near the bottom of the motherboard, using a T6 screwdriver. Separate the battery housing from the motherboard.
  • Turn the "guts" over so the speaker is facing up.

  • Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws near the bottom of the motherboard, using a T6 screwdriver.

  • Separate the battery housing from the motherboard.

Pull the keypad off of the motherboard.
  • Pull the keypad off of the motherboard.

    • It should come off with little effort. If not, there are several tabs that can be released on either side of the keypad.

Conclusion

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

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