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  1. Place your Blackberry facedown in front of you.
    • Place your Blackberry facedown in front of you.

  2. Press the cover release button on the bottom of your device. Lift and remove the back cover.
    • Press the cover release button on the bottom of your device. Lift and remove the back cover.

  3. From the top, use your fingernail to lift the battery out.
    • From the top, use your fingernail to lift the battery out.

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  5. Remove the SIM card.
    • Remove the SIM card.

  6. Remove the six 7.0mm Torx screws securing the rear case to the rest of the phone.
    • Remove the six 7.0mm Torx screws securing the rear case to the rest of the phone.

  7. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the rear case.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the rear case.

  8. Using the same plastic opening tool, lift out the motherboard assembly.
    • Using the same plastic opening tool, lift out the motherboard assembly.

    • Remove the motherboard assembly from left to right, using caution near the audio jack on the right side of the device.

  9. Using a spudger, pry the top of the metal casing off. There are two pins holding it in place; it should pop off easily.
    • Using a spudger, pry the top of the metal casing off. There are two pins holding it in place; it should pop off easily.

    • Repeat to the bottom.

    • This step requires pristine dexterity. Try to find a friend with smaller fingers if necessary.

  10. Lift the trackball out of its socket.
    • Lift the trackball out of its socket.

Conclusion

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

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