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.

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

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

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the frame. This will take a bit of effort. You will hear a snapping sound. 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. Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard up with your fingers and pull it toward the bottom of the phone. Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard up with your fingers and pull it toward the bottom of the phone.
  • Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard up with your fingers and pull it toward the bottom of the phone.

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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. 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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