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Old 08-04-2008, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ive only had my blackberry and short time and already this piece of crap is breaking.

currently my biggest problem is that i can only hear calls on speakerphone. for no apparent reason one day the ear speaker stopped working... question is..

i have no warranty so is my best bet to get it fixed, or attempt to fix it myself. if so how much would a replacement speaker be and where could i get one.

or am i an idiot and just happen to somehow hit some function on my BB that would for some reason disable being able to listen with my phone to my ear.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to do it youself, HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center has them at a good price, and it was fairly easy to do (at least on my Curve). I just replaced it a couple weeks ago because mine was blown, rattly sounding. I am not sure if you can order the part straight from the site, but if you email or call them I know they have the part.

Follow the disassembly guide in the FAQ and you should be good to go

8100 Disassembly - BlackBerryFAQ

Check out the pic between steps 5 and 6, the rectangular white piece in the top left on the front plate (the left of the 3 parts) is the speaker, just pull it out, and you might have to clean up the old seal if it doesnt come out, then pop the new one in.

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