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How To: Dismantle A BlackBerry Bold 9700

By Bla1ze on 13 Nov 2009 08:06 pm EST
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As with any device launch, a tear down video has been posted for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. These videos are great for those who wish to modify or customize their devices with other OEM parts. Be it changing the bezel, swapping out to an unbranded bottom piece or whatever else your heart desires. While we're still waiting for many online retailers to bring in parts for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, that hasn't stopped a tear down from being done. Check it out as long as it's not too painful to watch and remember such ventures do void warrenties.

25 comments

AngryChineseDriver

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

This is like SAW: MMMMMMMMMDCC, if you know what I mean.

AngryChineseDriver

Also, what is that blue thing he uses? I'm thinking of switching out the bezel (something I've never done...will probably post for help in the forums) but I don't want to break anything.

Bla1ze

It's umm..similar to a guitar pick...you can buy em on cnn.cn.

tymeek

that was painful to watch

vx1

I love this stuff, lots of steps with this one for sure ..

more detail, than I expected :)

gbeebe

Oh man... It said 'as long as it's not too painful to watch' and I cringed everytime a screw came out lol.

But, what about a re-assembly video? Haha

smod22bmx

Play in backwards Gbeebe, or maybe reverse the order of things he did.

Remember, if 2+2=4, then surely 4-2=2

I tell no lies.

kelyhope

This video is very interesting and very helpful for Diamantle a BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone.i love BlackBerry phones its has all features which we want.
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=2149951

LowDownDirtySkynyrdFan

I saw that joke of a company logo on his computer. Apple is inferior to PC's in every way (except fashion and over pricing)...

Vendettx

watching the bazel removal part was painfull..

i thougth it was going snap..

i want the 9700 and to black it out like the 9000's but it seems like much more of a pain in the ass to take apart then the original bold.

JGB2cool

why on Earth would you guys post this?!? It'a awfual and like murder in the 3rd degree!!!

When i watced this i died a little inside ;(

darkasknight

while i do appreciate the breakdown, would it kill him to maybe narrate a little?

gbsn

seriously? whats there to narrate?

kershon

Wow. Now I would like to see a clip putting it back together. And then see it work.

x_Goddess_x

Yea I'd like to see them put it back together too :)

x_Goddess_x

OMGOSH... I couldn't do that to my beloved blackberry 8900 lol... unless of course I was changing out the entire body to bright blue :)

chrismiles86

thanks for the info. keep it up guys :)

chrismiles86

richard371#CB

Is the the bezel metal or painted plastic?

tq85

do you need to remove the bezel (the chrome thingy) in order to install the keyboard?

Thanks

samsamsam11

I'm at the moment trying to replace my lcd screen on mine. What screw driver head is needed and any clue where you can get one that small?