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Old 11-16-2008, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got dust under my screen and planning on cleaning it up. My first course of action is to take the device apart following instructions from this video: YouTube - Blackberry Curve 8300 Screen Removal & Take Apart

I already have my T-5 screwdriver by my side, but not the cell phone opening tool used in the video (Do I absolutely need it?). Once I have the face plate separated, I'll be able to wipe the dust off from the reverse side of the plastic shield or the surface of the LCD, wherever the dust may lie.

I have a Ray Ban glasses cleaning kit, with the cloth and the cleaning liquid. I was wondering if it would be safe to use the liquid and the cloth on the LCD and the top plastic shield. Has anyone used an eye glass cleaning kit on their Curve before?

Alternatively, what other liquid cleaner can I use, or do I need one at all?

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I am not sure about the opening tool, but I would first try a can of air for cleaning the BB once it's open.
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I just replaced my lens with no tools...the lens pops off if you heat it up with a blowdryer and then pry from the top. I used rubbing alcohol on my lcd, applied with a q-tip....barely any alcohol did the trick and dried it with my shirt...nothing technical, and honestly it looks perfect. Good luck.
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OK guys, I went ahead with the procedure as planned. It cleaned up real nice! I bought a can of air as suggested by Zerog. I also used my eye glass cleaning kit, as not every dust particle would be blown away by the air pressure. Final result looked pretty good.

One rather serious problem though... The front bezel does not fit back as snuggle as it did before. There is some play between the bezel and the side panels toward the middle point. I can put my nail in between them. It seems to have snapped in. But there's still that gap. I'm sure dust is gonna get through there worse than before.

Anybody had the same issue before?

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I just replaced my lens with no tools...the lens pops off if you heat it up with a blowdryer and then pry from the top. I used rubbing alcohol on my lcd, applied with a q-tip....barely any alcohol did the trick and dried it with my shirt...nothing technical, and honestly it looks perfect. Good luck.
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I just tried it and it worked beautifully. easier than i thought!
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