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

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  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.

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

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    • Remove the SIM card.

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

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

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    • 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.

    Using a spudger detach the LCD ribbon cable (The red connector) above the audio jack

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    • 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.

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    • Lift the trackball out of its socket.

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Conclusion

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

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