Introduction

Use this guide to replace the screen of the BlackBerry Curve 8520.

Image 1/2: Pry the rear cover up from the phone. Image 2/2: Pry the rear cover up from the phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the small notch on the rear cover of the phone.

  • Pry the rear cover up from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Gently apply pressure on the top of the battery to trigger the spring release. Image 2/2: Gently apply pressure on the top of the battery to trigger the spring release.
  • Locate the slit between the top of the battery and the casing.

  • Gently apply pressure on the top of the battery to trigger the spring release.

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  • Remove the two Torx T6 screws to the left and right of the battery.

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Image 1/2: Starting from one side, use a plastic opening tool to pry up the screen cover. Image 2/2: Work carefully to avoid bending the screen cover.
  • Using hairdryer or heat gun, warm the front panel to soften the adhesive beneath.

  • Starting from one side, use a plastic opening tool to pry up the screen cover.

    • Work carefully to avoid bending the screen cover.

  • Once one side is loose, gently peel up the entire cover.

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Image 1/3: Slide the tool along the length of the seam, applying moderate force with the plastic opening tool. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the faceplate. Image 3/3: Carefully remove the faceplate.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the seam along the side of the device.

  • Slide the tool along the length of the seam, applying moderate force with the plastic opening tool.

  • Carefully remove the faceplate.

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Image 1/3: Using tweezers, remove the keyboard buttons from the phone. Image 2/3: Using tweezers, remove the keyboard buttons from the phone. Image 3/3: Using tweezers, remove the keyboard buttons from the phone.
  • Remove four T6 Torx screws from the front of the phone.

  • Using tweezers, remove the keyboard buttons from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four T6 Torx screws from the corners of the keyboard. Image 2/2: Remove the four T6 Torx screws from the corners of the keyboard.
  • Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the small plastic bracket at the bottom of the phone.

  • Remove the four T6 Torx screws from the corners of the keyboard.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the motherboard assembly from the device's frame.

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Conclusion

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

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