Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the keyboard of the BlackBerry 8820. In order to do so, you must have a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver and a plastic opening tool.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the battery cover, by applying pressure and sliding down to the silver square on the back of the phone.
  • Remove the battery cover, by applying pressure and sliding down to the silver square on the back of the phone.

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Remove the battery by prying under it with your finger or the plastic opening tool. Remove the four small 3/8" long screws using a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the battery by prying under it with your finger or the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the four small 3/8" long screws using a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver.

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Use a plastic opening tool (similar to the one shown) to carefully remove the two side bars of plastic. Use a plastic opening tool (similar to the one shown) to carefully remove the two side bars of plastic.
  • Use a plastic opening tool (similar to the one shown) to carefully remove the two side bars of plastic.

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the back casing off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the back casing off.

    • There are two small clamps on each edge that need to be unhooked before the casing will come off.

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Pry off the front casing
  • Pry off the front casing

    • Be aware of sensors and other sensitive areas of the newly exposed electronics

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Slide the keyboard downwards, as shown.
  • Slide the keyboard downwards, as shown.

  • The keyboard will detach from the casing with a small amount of pressure.

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Slide the new keyboard into the casing. If done correctly, it should click into place and stay secure. Slide the new keyboard into the casing. If done correctly, it should click into place and stay secure.
  • Slide the new keyboard into the casing. If done correctly, it should click into place and stay secure.

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Conclusion

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

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