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Aspyred
11-06-2007, 04:21 PM
Silly question I know, but I just got the Blackberry from an eBay listing and I need to remove the battery to insert the SIM card on the back of the device. However, upon trying, it seems like the battery is really packed in there. Doing a couple searches, I didn't see anyone else having similar issues. Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Do you just pry it out of there?

I just don't want to ruin the battery here. Anyhoo, thanks guys!

juwaack68
11-06-2007, 04:22 PM
I use a flat letter opener......very gently....to pry it out.

ezrunner
11-06-2007, 04:56 PM
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Yeah the battery is a bit tuff on the 8800

JRSCCivic98
11-06-2007, 06:12 PM
I don't see how the 8800 is any different then the 8830, but a letter opener? Come on... With the phone vertically (same orientation as you'd use it) flip it over and take the battery cover off. Then in this same vertical, but back side orientation put your fingernail under the left side of the battery edge and pull up. Should pop right up with no force whatsoever. The battery is inserted into these units in such a way that in "hinges" in place so that it won't fall out even if your cover comes off. With that said, you have to "unhinge" it when you pull it out. Think of it like opening a door if you will and it'll be super easy to pull out.

Good luck.

greggebhardt
11-06-2007, 06:37 PM
I just take the cover off and hit the phone onto my hand and it pops out. It is tight but will pop out

SheepDog
11-06-2007, 06:42 PM
I just take the cover off and hit the phone onto my hand and it pops out. It si tight but will pop out

That's my method! I could not find out the actual size of the stock battery either... 1200 MAH maybe?

greggebhardt
11-06-2007, 06:44 PM
That's my method! I could not find out the actual size of the stock battery either... 1200 MAH maybe?

It is how I have always removed all my batteries from my Blackberrys all the way back to the 6510 and 7520.

No prying required!

jsntrenkler
11-07-2007, 02:52 AM
I just stick a finger nail into the left crack on the left side of the battery, it comes right out for me. I also noticed that the more you open and close the battery door, the easier it gets to remove it as well.

gep
11-07-2007, 08:08 AM
I got a prybar in my garage......

juwaack68
11-07-2007, 08:17 AM
I don't see how the 8800 is any different then the 8830, but a letter opener? Come on...

Yes, a letter opener.

gep
11-07-2007, 09:25 AM
I just take the cover off and hit the phone onto my hand and it pops out. It is tight but will pop out

Me three. i have tried sticking my finger in, but this is the easiest and quickest by far

jsntrenkler
11-07-2007, 01:15 PM
Ok, so truth be known ... On my last battery pull I smacked the phone in my hand and the battery shot out ... Was easier than the finger trick.