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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.

Image 1/2: Speaker Image 2/2: Status LED
  • 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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Image 1/2: 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack Image 2/2: USB 2.0 Data/Charging Port
  • 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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Image 1/2: This phone his seen it's share of scratches! Image 2/2: Mute/Ringer Off Button
  • Top/Bottom!

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

    • Mute/Ringer Off Button

    • Microphone

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Image 1/3: Push Battery from top to bottom and pull up to remove. Image 2/3: Battery: Standby time- 216 hours/Call time- 4 hours Image 3/3: Clip
  • 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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Image 1/2: Flash Image 2/2: QuALCOMM 3G CDMA
  • 1.3MP Camera

  • Flash

  • QuALCOMM 3G CDMA

  • Phone information sticker

  • Torx T5 screws

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Image 1/3: Bottom Bezel Cap Image 2/3: Pull up and push away to lift bezel. Image 3/3: Hold this cap with your thumb and flip the phone around.
  • 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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Image 1/3: The two T5 screws and their respective holes Image 2/3: Start at the top of one of the sides of the phone and pry off the silver sides with a spudger or your fingers. Image 3/3: Once you have removed both sides set them aside
  • 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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Image 1/3: USB 2.0 Port Image 2/3: Micro SD Card Slot Image 3/3: Camera Button
  • Headphone Jack

  • USB 2.0 Port

  • Micro SD Card Slot

  • Camera Button

  • Up and Down Buttons

  • Quick Access Button

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Image 1/1: Separate the three parts and set them down.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Display Glass (Removable). Pry from the top to break glue seal, pry the rest of with your fingers. Image 2/3: Keypad Image 3/3: LCD and connector above it to the left (Removable). Remove connector with spudger and free LCD from clips.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Keyboard Connector Image 2/3: Trackball (Remove by poking out) Image 3/3: 1.3MP Camera (Removable by Soldering)
  • 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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Image 1/1: Back Cover and Battery
  • 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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