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.

Image 1/3: Once the battery is angled up, pull it away from the top of the device. Image 2/3: Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out. Image 2/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the tabs pop out. Image 2/3: Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward. Image 2/3: Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly. Image 2/3: Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up. Image 2/3: Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the ribbon connector located on the right-hand side of the board. Image 2/3: Ribbon cables are fragile. Be gentle when working with ribbon cables. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Pull the ribbon cable through the slot in the board. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Align the ribbon connector with the connection point. Image 2/3: Gently press the ribbon connector into place. Image 3/3: 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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