BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2008, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 236
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default can this be fixed?

Please Login to Remove!

the K key hasnt been registering unless i press down on it really hard, seems to progressively get worse. any ideas?
Offline  
Old 10-01-2008, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,667
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Default

I had the same issue on an 8320 with the S key. All you can do is get a warranty replacement. It's usually a bad/dirty keyboard contact.
Offline  
Old 10-01-2008, 11:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 236
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
I had the same issue on an 8320 with the S key. All you can do is get a warranty replacement. It's usually a bad/dirty keyboard contact.
no warranty, could this be cleaned or something if disassembled?
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,667
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Default

It can be and I've done it. However, it's delicate work and I wouldn't recommend it to just anyone. Each of the keypad contacts has a very thin layer of tape covering the metal contact itself. You can carefully peel it up and remove the contact and clean it. Again, I don't recommend that to just anyone. I had some spare contacts from an old 7100 that I used and actually replaced it rather than cleaning it.
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 08:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 29
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If cleaning does not work you can replace the keyboard. It's fairly cheap and easy to do. Make sure you replace the actual keyboard piece and not the keys.
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 08:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,667
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

No, on the 8320 the keyboard can't be replaced as its integral with the device mainboard. You can't replace it.

What could be possible is that the keypad is damaged. The keypad has small posts that press down on the contacts. Those posts can be get damaged by a drop or pressing too hard and mushroom out the bottom of the post and then it won't press the contact properly. Replacing the keypad (the actual buttons) is cheap and relatively simple, though.

Last edited by John Clark : 10-02-2008 at 08:58 AM.
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 29
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

No, on the 8320 the keyboard can't be replaced as its integral with the device mainboard. You can't replace it.
It is? I could have sworn I cracked one open to change the case but never realized the kaypad was integral with the mainboard. Hmm, now I want to crack one open and look, not that I don't believe you, I just want to see.
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 11:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
extraducksauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.81
PIN: sucka free
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 64
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
I had the same issue on an 8320 with the S key. All you can do is get a warranty replacement. It's usually a bad/dirty keyboard contact.
why do they sell the keyboards on cnn.cn?
see here: BlackBerry Curve 8300/8310/8320 OEM full black keyboard set- BenQ-Siemens, HTC, Microsoft, Sony, NEC, SonyEricsson, Acer, 3G, Tools, BlackBer

man i want to switch my bezel and kb to black.
Offline  
Old 10-02-2008, 12:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 29
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's what I thought, I was sure the keyboard was identical to the 8310 and 8300.
Offline  
Old 10-03-2008, 03:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Model: 8900
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 236
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ok so i attempted to clean and check keypad post, seems to be working now BUT since i'm borderline ocd haha, i couldnt get the dust that attached on the actual screen and under case to keep away so now i can see dust when my phone isnt lit *sighh

any good pointers on removing/avoiding dust without scratching anything?

Last edited by mmspearl : 10-03-2008 at 03:26 PM.
Offline  
Old 10-03-2008, 03:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,667
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 84 Times in 65 Posts
Default

Carefully use a microfiber cloth or canned air to remove it before reassembling it. Otherwise, it's just part of disassembling a device and you're stuck with it. It's hard to keep it completely dust free.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.