Introduction

How to replace the LCD

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  • Turn the phone over so that the screen is facing the work surface

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Image 1/1: You may need to apply considerable force on the latch at the bottom of the phone to complete this successfully.
  • Press your thumb against the battery latch. While pressing on latch, slide off battery cover towards the bottom of the phone.

  • You may need to apply considerable force on the latch at the bottom of the phone to complete this successfully.

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  • Remove the battery by pushing downward on the area where prongs connect to bottom inside of the phone while using a thumb, finger, or tool to pull on the top of the battery to lift it out.

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  • Using the T6 Torx screwdriver, remove the bottom two screws on the back of the phone.

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  • Remove speaker phone cover by unsecuring the two latches on the edge close to top of the phone with the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/1: As you detach the speaker phone cover you will notice a sticky glue sealing the rubber gasket from the cover to the speaker mesh. This is normal and will correctly reset the first few times the pieces are separated.
  • Detach the speaker phone cover by pulling up on the bottom of the speaker phone cover.

  • As you detach the speaker phone cover you will notice a sticky glue sealing the rubber gasket from the cover to the speaker mesh. This is normal and will correctly reset the first few times the pieces are separated.

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  • Remove top two screws with T6 Torx screw driver, from the back of phone.

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  • Turn the phone sideways and unlatch the hinge on one side of the phone by pushing inwards and twisting to the side with the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: The battery prong may fall out when the separation occurs, just don't loose it! Image 2/2: The battery prong may fall out when the separation occurs, just don't loose it!
  • You should now be able to easily separate the phone into two pieces.

  • The battery prong may fall out when the separation occurs, just don't loose it!

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Image 1/1: The buttons will fall out of the phone when you turn it over.
  • Once the phone comes apart into two pieces,the key buttons are on the inside of the front panel of the phone.

  • The buttons will fall out of the phone when you turn it over.

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Image 1/1: Continue on with the guide if you are replacing the key pad circuit board that is beneath the key pad.
  • Simply insert a new set of buttons and reassemble the phone.

  • Continue on with the guide if you are replacing the key pad circuit board that is beneath the key pad.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four screws outlining the keypad with the T6 Torx screw driver.
  • Turn the part of phone with circuit board for the keypad still attached upside down.

  • Remove the four screws outlining the keypad with the T6 Torx screw driver.

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Image 1/1: Pry the black latch up and the keypad will come loose.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the circuit board and the black hinge of the keypad.

  • Pry the black latch up and the keypad will come loose.

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Image 1/1: There is no need to unlatch the opposite side, it will come loose freely. Just be careful to snap back on both sides when you put on the new keyboard.
  • Carefully detach the keypad board from the phone.

  • There is no need to unlatch the opposite side, it will come loose freely. Just be careful to snap back on both sides when you put on the new keyboard.

  • Watch out the plastic cap on the bottom of the phone fall loose at this point. Just don't loose it or forget to re-assemble.

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  • Use the BlackBerry opening tool to pop out the top corner as shown in picture.

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  • Wedge the BlackBerry opening tool between the adhesive and LCD, twist upward so the LCD becomes loose.

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Image 1/2: Flip up the bar attached to the data wire with the BlackBerry opening tool, then the LCD data wire will slide out of the connector. Image 2/2: Flip up the bar attached to the data wire with the BlackBerry opening tool, then the LCD data wire will slide out of the connector.
  • The LCD should now be loose and only attached to the phone by the data wire.

  • Flip up the bar attached to the data wire with the BlackBerry opening tool, then the LCD data wire will slide out of the connector.

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Image 1/1: Put aside the old LCD and push the data wire of the new LCD into the area where the bar can secure it into place.
  • The LCD should easily separate from the phone at this point.

  • Put aside the old LCD and push the data wire of the new LCD into the area where the bar can secure it into place.

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Conclusion

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

Sean Tiernan

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