Introduction

In this installation guide, you will remove a damaged keypad and install a new one in your Blackberry 8700c.

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  • Remove the back cover by pushing the button near the bottom of the phone and sliding the cover off.

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Image 1/2: If you are not installing a new battery, move on to the next step. If you are installing a new battery, read on. Image 2/2: Install the new battery by first placing the bottom end of the battery in the phone and then pushing the battery into place.
  • Using your fingernail, remove the battery by pulling on the notch on the top-right of the battery.

  • If you are not installing a new battery, move on to the next step. If you are installing a new battery, read on.

  • Install the new battery by first placing the bottom end of the battery in the phone and then pushing the battery into place.

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  • Remove the inner back cover by unscrewing all three T6 screws (circled in the picture) with a T6 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Pull the inner back cover from the bottom towards you and then from the top upwards.

    • The inner back cover can be difficult to remove. You may need to use a Plastic Opening Tool. Near the top of the phone, insert the plastic tool between the cover and the phone. Gently pry the cover off.

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  • Remove the inner cover by unscrewing all four T6 screws (circled in the picture) with a T6 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Lift the inner cover off the phone.

    • A small, black piece (pictured) will fall out when you remove the cover. When you reassemble your phone, attach this piece by the headphone jack.

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  • Remove the logic board by lifting the logic board from the front cover.

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  • While firmly holding the logic board, use a metal spudger to unclip the four clips holding the screen on.

  • The clips will not be reusable once removed.

  • Now gently pull the screen slightly away from the logic board so that none of the clips are engaged on the board.

  • Last, use the metal spudger to push back the ribbon cable lock. Pushing back and up on the cable lock will release the cable.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your Blackberry 8700c, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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