Introduction

Replacing the keyboard of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is one of the easier repairs you will do. All it takes is a bit of prying and a screwdriver. The process of replacing the keyboard of your BlackBerry Bold 9700 will allow you to become familiar with your device and restore full functionality.

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  • Remove the back panel by sliding it downward and lifting it away from the phone.

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Image 1/3: (Warning: Power-off the device before removing the battery.) Image 2/3: (Warning: Power-off the device before removing the battery.) Image 3/3: (Warning: Power-off the device before removing the battery.)
  • Remove the battery by lifting the bottom edge of the battery from the bottom of the phone and up from the case.

  • (Warning: Power-off the device before removing the battery.)

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Image 1/3: The SIM card MUST be removed to disassemble the device. Image 2/3: The SIM card MUST be removed to disassemble the device. Image 3/3: The SIM card MUST be removed to disassemble the device.
  • Remove the SIM card by pushing the card vertically through the bracket towards the top of the device.

  • The SIM card MUST be removed to disassemble the device.

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Image 1/3: Note: You will hear a snapping sound. Image 2/3: Note: You will hear a snapping sound. Image 3/3: Note: You will hear a snapping sound.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom panel with the AT&T logo away from the phone.

  • Note: You will hear a snapping sound.

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  • Remove the front panel 5.57mm Torx head screws x2 with the T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: This will take a bit of effort. You will hear a snapping sound. Image 2/3: This will take a bit of effort. You will hear a snapping sound. Image 3/3: This will take a bit of effort. You will hear a snapping sound.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the frame.

  • This will take a bit of effort. You will hear a snapping sound.

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  • Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard up with your fingers and pull it toward the bottom of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Once the keyboard is flush with the screen, push the keyboard into place. Image 2/3: Once the keyboard is flush with the screen, push the keyboard into place. Image 3/3: Once the keyboard is flush with the screen, push the keyboard into place.
  • Align the new keyboard to the bottom of the screen with the track pad slot angled downward.

  • Once the keyboard is flush with the screen, push the keyboard into place.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these steps in reverse.

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