Introduction

This guide explains how to replace the motherboard for your BlackBerry 7100g.

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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Image 1/2: Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws near the bottom of the motherboard, using a T6 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws near the bottom of the motherboard, using a T6 screwdriver.
  • Turn over the motherboard so that the speaker is facing up.

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

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Image 1/2: Do NOT get rid of the terminal if replacing the battery housing and/or the speaker. Image 2/2: The terminal will slide out of the housing.
  • The battery terminal is separate from the battery housing.

    • Do NOT get rid of the terminal if replacing the battery housing and/or the speaker.

    • The terminal will slide out of the housing.

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Image 1/3: Locate and unscrew the four (4) screws near the bottom of the motherboard, using a T6 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Separate the battery housing from the motherboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/1: It should come off with little effort.  If not, there are several tabs that can be released on either side of the keypad.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Use a spudger to flip up the connector. Image 2/2: Use a spudger to flip up the connector.
  • Locate the ribbon connector below the bottom of the screen.

  • Use a spudger to flip up the connector.

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Image 1/3: Carefully detach the tabs from the motherboard. Image 2/3: The screen can now be removed from the motherboard. Image 3/3: The screen can now be removed from the motherboard.
  • Locate the four (4) white tabs that attach the screen to the motherboard.

  • Carefully detach the tabs from the motherboard.

  • The screen can now be removed from the motherboard.

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  • You have successfully removed the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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