10-09-2006, 10:10 PM
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wow that looks ghetto as hell. I just did this mod using a 1/64" drill bit. I put a piece of scotch tape over the area i was going to drill, then outlined the speaker on the tape using a very fine sharpie. I then dotted where I was going to drill the holes with the sharpie and used a pushpin to make small indents. When I drilled the holes, I placed a magazine under the housing as it isn't flat and you run the risk of cracking the housing if it flexes while you are drilling the holes. I did 8 holes total... first row of 3 holes was above the BlackBerry logo, then 2 more rows of 3 below it. Then to make it look OEM, a final hole above the middle hole on the top row and one below the middle hole on the bottom row.
Tip: Drill s-l-o-w-l-y. The plastic is cheap and thin and you can go at a very slow speed (RPMs) and easily get through it. No reason to hurry or think you need the drill spinning fast and mess it up
This mod makes the speaker sound 10x better, and I'm not exaggerating. No more annoying rattling coming from the speaker or it sounding muffled any more!
Edit: After seeing the picture I posted, I can see that shadows can really play a big role in how the picture comes out. The holes look all uneven, but I assure you they are lined up correctly. Apologies to the OP where I said it looked ghetto, as I see now that pics taken using the Pearl don't do it justice.
Last edited by nigletsyz : 10-09-2006 at 10:14 PM.