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Old 08-02-2007, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sorry for the lack of technical knowledge, but i'm not too tech savvy..

on the back of the blackberry pearl, just below the battery cover, there are a few metal contacts. there are two smaller gold ones, and a long, thin silver one in the middle. suddenly, i'm missing the silver piece. can someone tell me what this is and what it does? also ideas on where to purchase such a part would be extremely helpful.

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Old 08-02-2007, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's the latch that locks your battery door. Your battery door will probably be very loose and prone to falling off. Search for 8100 parts and you will find links to places that sell the pearl battery door. Probably in the 8.99 to 20.00 range.
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Funny thing, I lost my latch just yesterday and this is the first place I looked. Ebay was the second without any luck. I'm going to try RIM directly and see if they have these parts. I imagine it will be a pretty easy spring to load.
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I dont suppose anyone has an update on this...mine fell out today as well....was no where to be found and with the latch gone...my battery cover slipped causing me to drop the phone on asphalt....talk about being mad...and insult to injury...
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RIM sells them on their website. They are $14.99. This is just the battery door. I don't know if it would have the latch on it or not.

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These guys sell the battery door latch. However, it looks to be sold out right now. Might contact them.

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This is where good ol' duck tape comes in handy. LOL J/K

Seriously though, did you get a insurance through your carrier? If so I know t-mobile covers me through accidental things like that. You might wanna contact them.
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