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Old 04-26-2007, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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no, my oh so pretty pearl isn't so pretty anymore. what can i do? is there a replacement sold somewhere? is this something i can do on my own?
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I've read on these forums no one is selling the side rails as of yet.

You could try ebay or the Buy, sell, trade forum here http://www.blackberryforums.com/buy-sell-trade/ to see if someone is selling parts.

You could also try this, but I wouldn't recommend it.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ide-rails.html

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no, my oh so pretty pearl isn't so pretty anymore. what can i do? is there a replacement sold somewhere? is this something i can do on my own?
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You should have got a skin case for it.

I bet you don't even have a screen protector.

Shame you.

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if i were looking for parts i'd try ebay, but when last i looked i didn't find any for the pearl....

get urself a sacrificial pearl or dead one from ebay and use if 4 parts.
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You should have got a skin case for it.

I bet you bet you don't even have a screen protector.

Shame you.
i do have a screen protector and it was in the t-mobile leather pouch when i dropped it. it just happened to land on its side and on the exposed area. oh well.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i do have a screen protector and it was in the t-mobile leather pouch when i dropped it. it just happened to land on its side and on the exposed area. oh well.
FWIW I would not get all worked up over it since the Pearl is depreciating in
value over time. They can be had now for about $200 or less, without contract.
And this is from when the phone came out seven months ago.

eBay: BLACKBERRY PEARL (Like Brand New) (item 130103729478 end time Apr-27-07 19:41:44 PDT)

If the damage is only cosmetic, get a form fitting case to hide the damage.
You will soon forget about it and in about six months the phone won't be
worth all that much anyway, so no need to freak out about the damage.

If and when you sell it [in about a year or so?] it won't be worth more
than about $75 on eBay, if that.

It certainly is not worth the cost and hassle of putting on new rails. There
are many nice hard cases or rubber skins that will hide the blemishes nicely.

Of course, if it really bugs you, you can see about fixing the dings, just be
prepared for the next time something happens. It's always distressing for
the first few weeks after something happens, but give it a month or so
and you won't really care about it. [Similar to when people get new cars.
The first few months one notices every door ding and washes off bird sheet
immediately. Give it about six months and most people don't care like they
did when the car was off the showroom floor].

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Or you can take the opportunity to turn your dinged rails into carbon fiber rails! And then tell write up a how-to for the rest of us.
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