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Introduction

This tear down includes a complete photographic guide for the removal of all internal components of a RIM Blackberry 8700c.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your BlackBerry 8700c, use our service manual.

Image 1/1: To do this unscrew all four T6 screws
  • In this first step you will remove the battery cover by pushing down on the button on the cover and sliding towards the bottom of the phone.

    • To do this unscrew all four T6 screws

    • Once this is done gently remove the back cover of the phone by pulling first from the bottom towards you, then from the top upwards.

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  • To remove the battery, place your fingernail in the slot at the top right of the battery and pull up.

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Image 1/3: Once the screws have been removed, firmly grab the back cover and pull back from the front cover. Image 2/3: Once the screws have been removed, firmly grab the back cover and pull back from the front cover. Image 3/3: Once the screws have been removed, firmly grab the back cover and pull back from the front cover.
  • Next, remove the back portion of the phone by removing four T6 Screws.

  • Once the screws have been removed, firmly grab the back cover and pull back from the front cover.

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Image 1/2: Follow the removal of the screws, you can now pull the front face plate away from the middle portion. Image 2/2: Follow the removal of the screws, you can now pull the front face plate away from the middle portion.
  • To remove the middle portion of the phone you will again remove four T6 screws.

  • Follow the removal of the screws, you can now pull the front face plate away from the middle portion.

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Image 1/2: Next, hold the logic board and remove the front face plate of the phone Image 2/2: Next, hold the logic board and remove the front face plate of the phone
  • Follow the removal of the screws, you can now pull the middle portion away from the main logic board.

  • Next, hold the logic board and remove the front face plate of the phone

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  • When the front face plate has been pulled away, be sure to grab the keypad as it may fall out.

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  • Next, use a metal spudger to unhook the earpiece from the inside of the front panel.

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Image 1/3: Next gradually pull the screen away from the board so that none of the clips are engaged. Image 2/3: Last, use a metal spudger to push back on the clip locking in the ribbon cable for the screen. Image 3/3: Last, use a metal spudger to push back on the clip locking in the ribbon cable for the screen.
  • Using a metal spudger, push back on the four clips holding the LCD screen to the logic board.

    • Next gradually pull the screen away from the board so that none of the clips are engaged.

  • Last, use a metal spudger to push back on the clip locking in the ribbon cable for the screen.

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  • The screen is now fully detached, and the phone is completely disassembled.

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