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Old 12-30-2008, 12:15 AM   #41
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Jep, only back covers for the battery, not a complete cover.
Were you ever able to find a complete set? Mine phone is terribly scratched up after it slid across the blacktop one drunken evening.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #42
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Default Stupid Microphone

Something this tear down doesn't mention is the microphone assembly.

There is a very tiny spring and disc that make a connection to the main board. When taking the top and bottom of the case apart it is very easy for the microphone to come apart and then you are essentially screwed. Even if you find the gold contact spring, getting the microphone back together is all but impossible.

I only figured out that the microphone came apart after several hours of troubleshooting and many times of taking the phone apart and putting the phone back together. When I could not be heard on the phone I realized something was wrong, and after comparing pictures of available parts to what I was working with I figured out that my microphone was busted.

I managed to find the disc, but not the gold contact spring. They are cheap to order from cnn.cn, but they take about 2 weeks. If you are going to take your phone apart buy one ahead of time.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #43
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Question Exact thing happened to me~ microphone fell out

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Something this tear down doesn't mention is the microphone assembly.

There is a very tiny spring and disc that make a connection to the main board. When taking the top and bottom of the case apart it is very easy for the microphone to come apart and then you are essentially screwed. Even if you find the gold contact spring, getting the microphone back together is all but impossible.

I only figured out that the microphone came apart after several hours of troubleshooting and many times of taking the phone apart and putting the phone back together. When I could not be heard on the phone I realized something was wrong, and after comparing pictures of available parts to what I was working with I figured out that my microphone was busted.

I managed to find the disc, but not the gold contact spring. They are cheap to order from cnn.cn, but they take about 2 weeks. If you are going to take your phone apart buy one ahead of time.
Hi, This also happened to me. The mic fell out, but I managed to catch it. However, I only found 2 pieces, the main circular body which has 2 edges that look like contact springs. And, a small plastic circular piece.

Question1: Are there only 2 pieces?

Question2: The small plastic circular piece seems like there is a topside and a bottomside. So, which way is the correct way?

Many thanks for your help, and if there are pics, that would be great!....
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:16 AM   #44
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Thanks for this!
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #45
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Do you have pictures of the inside? Specifically I want the front under the buttons. My phone seems to be mixing up signals for the buttons and I'd like to see how the circuitry is laid out before fixing. Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #46
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Sounds like your device got wet inside.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #47
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Were you ever able to find a complete set? Mine phone is terribly scratched up after it slid across the blacktop one drunken evening.
I can't post links since I don't have 10 post yet but there is a company with the name fonlogix.us where you can buy a complete housing for the 8100 for $45
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #48
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Thanks for the post i found a complet set with the screw driver set on ebay. now i have a new Pearl! thanks guys!!
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:43 AM   #49
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damn I guess I made this almost a year ago... I can't believe I've had my Pearl that long!
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:35 PM   #50
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Between the instructions and video, I was able to fix the issues I was having with my LCD. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:20 PM   #51
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wow very nice man y tried to dissarm my berry tonightttttt muahahahaa!!!!
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #52
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I used this proccedure today and it helped alot Thanks....I had to use a T6 bit not a T7
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:01 AM   #53
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Who can show me the real Blackberry (not China)...
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:16 AM   #54
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:38 AM   #55
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Need some help on this...my 8100's earpiece stopped working, so I was oping to disassemble it to see if a contact had come loose and/or replace the earpiece, the problem i've run into is that I can't get the screws to turn. This is the first time i've ever opened up the phone so the screws should be new, but neither the T6 - too small, or T7 - too big, seem to fit the screws. Any thoughts? I really need to get my 8100's earpiece working again!
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #56
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WARNING: DIRECTLY BENEATH THIS PORTION THAT YOU ARE REMOVING IS THE ANTENNA. CHANCES ARE, THE PLASTIC WILL CATCH THE ANTENNA AND DO WHAT IS PICTURED BELOW. Mine still works though, so i wouldn't be TOOOOO worried. just be aware of it. That green thing is the antenna.
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6829/1004502hp8.jpg
Same exact thing happen to Me - ripped in the same spot, but, BlackBerry is still working... The sucky thing is that it did not rip the first time I did it - it ripped the second time I opened it because I forgot to put the 4 screws back... Doh!

Thanks for the original post...
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #57
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All I can say is the insides of that phone are diiiiiiiiiiiirty & dusty, or maybe that's earwax! lol
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:58 PM   #58
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thanks for helping me as i am quite a new user so this post really help me waiting for some new one thanks again
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #59
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