Tools Featured in this Teardown


Here's a Blackberry Pearl 8130 for disassembly. It had software issues which I afterward fixed.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your BlackBerry Pearl 8130, use our service manual.

Frontal/Back View- Dimensions: (LxWxD) 107mm x 50mm x 14mm (4.02" x 1.97" x .55") <- For those in America :) Weight: 96g or 3.10oz
  • Frontal/Back View- Dimensions: (LxWxD) 107mm x 50mm x 14mm (4.02" x 1.97" x .55") <- For those in America :) Weight: 96g or 3.10oz

    • Speaker

    • Status LED

    • High-res 240x260 Color LCD display

    • Red Trackball

    • 1.3MP Camera

    • Flash

    • Back Cover Latch

Add Comment

Side View!
  • Side View!

    • 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

    • USB 2.0 Data/Charging Port

    • Micro SD Card Slot

    • Camera/Quick Access Button

    • Volume Up/Down Button

    • Quick Access Button

    • Lanyard/Accessory Attachment

Add Comment

  • Top/Bottom!

    • This phone his seen it's share of scratches!

    • Mute/Ringer Off Button

    • Microphone

Add Comment

  • Press down on clip and remove back cover.

  • Push Battery from top to bottom and pull up to remove.

    • Battery: Standby time- 216 hours/Call time- 4 hours

    • Clip

    • Back cover

Add Comment

  • 1.3MP Camera

  • Flash


  • Phone information sticker

  • Torx T5 screws

Add Comment

  • Insert curved point metal spudger into gap between keyboard and bottom bezel cap.

    • Bottom Bezel Cap

  • Pull up and push away to lift bezel.

  • Hold this cap with your thumb and flip the phone around.

  • Insert spudger under bezel and lift on both sides.

    • Pry Here

  • The Bezel Cap should pop off at this point revealing two more T5 screws!

    • Two T5 Screws

Add Comment

  • Remove the two T5 Screws and set them aside.

    • The two T5 screws and their respective holes

  • Start at the top of one of the sides of the phone and pry off the silver sides with a spudger or your fingers.

  • Once you have removed both sides set them aside

    • The silver sides

    • Various holes, buttons and slots

Add Comment

  • Headphone Jack

  • USB 2.0 Port

  • Micro SD Card Slot

  • Camera Button

  • Up and Down Buttons

  • Quick Access Button

Add Comment

  • Pry front cover and back cover off of LCD and circuit board.

  • Separate the three parts and set them down.

    • Back plastic assembly

    • LCD and Logic Board

    • Front plastic assembly and keypad+trackball

Add Comment

  • Trackball (Removable). Pop it out from the back.

  • Display Glass (Removable). Pry from the top to break glue seal, pry the rest of with your fingers.

  • Keypad

  • LCD and connector above it to the left (Removable). Remove connector with spudger and free LCD from clips.

  • Keypad connector (Keypad was removed). To remove pry connector up off of logic board.

  • Battery Connector

  • Various chips under metal heat sinks. Sorry I won't remove them the phone is still good and I don't want to risk damaging it :(

Add Comment

  • Speaker (Removable by Soldering)

  • Keyboard Connector

  • Trackball (Remove by poking out)

  • 1.3MP Camera (Removable by Soldering)

  • From left to right: Headphone jack, Antenna?, USB Port, Micro SD Card Slot. All of the above are removable by soldering.

  • Battery Connector (Removable by pulling it straight out of it's slot)

  • Various chips covered by heatsinks

Add Comment

  • Here it is, everything all laid out.

    • Back Cover and Battery

    • T5 Screws

    • Bezel cap

    • Shiny Side pieces

    • Front Plastic Assembly

    • Back Plastic Assembly

    • LCD and Logic Board

Add Comment

Liam Speirs

Member since: 11/08/2009

322 Reputation

2 Guides authored


Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 5

All Time: 13,736