Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

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 Speaker
  • 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

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Side View! 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack
  • 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

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

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

    • Mute/Ringer Off Button

    • Microphone

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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
  • 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

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
1.3MP Camera Flash
  • 1.3MP Camera

  • Flash

  • QuALCOMM 3G CDMA

  • Phone information sticker

  • Torx T5 screws

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Insert curved point metal spudger into gap between keyboard and bottom bezel cap. Bottom Bezel Cap Pull up and push away to lift bezel.
  • 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

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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.
  • 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

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Headphone Jack USB 2.0 Port Micro SD Card Slot
  • Headphone Jack

  • USB 2.0 Port

  • Micro SD Card Slot

  • Camera Button

  • Up and Down Buttons

  • Quick Access Button

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

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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
  • 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 :(

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Speaker (Removable by Soldering) Keyboard Connector Trackball (Remove by poking out)
  • 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

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Here it is, everything all laid out.
  • 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

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