Introduction

The process of replacing the trackpad of your BlackBerry Bold 9700 will allow you to become familiar with your device and restore full functionality.

Remove the battery by prying the bottom of the battery upward. Once the battery is angled up, pull it away from the top of the device. Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device.
  • Remove the battery by prying the bottom of the battery upward.

  • Once the battery is angled up, pull it away from the top of the device.

  • Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device.

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Slide the SIM card from underneath the holding bracket upward toward the battery connector pins. You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process. You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process.
  • Slide the SIM card from underneath the holding bracket upward toward the battery connector pins.

  • You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process.

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Pry off the AT&T logo panel with the plastic opening tool. You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out. You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out.
  • Pry off the AT&T logo panel with the plastic opening tool.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out.

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Use your T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.57mm Torx head screws underneath the keyboard. Use your T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.57mm Torx head screws underneath the keyboard. Use your T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.57mm Torx head screws underneath the keyboard.
  • Use your T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.57mm Torx head screws underneath the keyboard.

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the frame of your device. You will hear a snapping sound as the tabs pop out. Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the frame of your device.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the tabs pop out.

  • Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone.

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Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard upward. Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward. Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward.
  • Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard upward.

  • Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward.

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Remove the two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver. Remove the two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Gently pry up the ribbon connector at the top of the phone with a plastic opening tool. Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly. Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly.
  • Gently pry up the ribbon connector at the top of the phone with a plastic opening tool.

  • Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly.

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Remove the top two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver. You should now have two 5.57mm black torx head screws and four 4.13mm steel Torx head screws off to the side. Do not lose them. Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward.
  • Remove the top two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver.

  • You should now have two 5.57mm black torx head screws and four 4.13mm steel Torx head screws off to the side. Do not lose them.

  • Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward.

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Grip the motherboard by the screen Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up. Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up.
  • Grip the motherboard by the screen

  • Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up.

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Flip the board over so that the LCD display is against the the surface of your work space. Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the ribbon connector located on the right-hand side of the board. Ribbon cables are fragile. Be gentle when working with ribbon cables.
  • Flip the board over so that the LCD display is against the the surface of your work space.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the ribbon connector located on the right-hand side of the board.

  • Ribbon cables are fragile. Be gentle when working with ribbon cables.

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Gently grip the trackpad. Pull the ribbon cable through the slot in the board.
  • Gently grip the trackpad.

  • Pull the ribbon cable through the slot in the board.

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Insert the ribbon connector of your new trackpad through the slot in the board. Align the ribbon connector with the connection point. Gently press the ribbon connector into place.
  • Insert the ribbon connector of your new trackpad through the slot in the board.

  • Align the ribbon connector with the connection point.

  • Gently press the ribbon connector into place.

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Conclusion

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

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