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Old 06-05-2007, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've noticed faceplate is loose and squeaks when I'm typing at the bottom of my Curve. I tightened up the screws at the top corners underneath the battery cover and would like to do the same at the bottom. Does anyone know how to access the screws at the bottom (if there are screws at the bottom)? I checked the Boy Genius Report's pics but I still am a little unsure.

I'm thinking the bottom piece just snaps off, but I'm not brave enough to force it without knowing first.

Old 06-05-2007, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It does snap off. Use a pry tool to pry it off gently from the back side, under the battery... it can be fragile, though, so be very gentle.

That piece is one of the cheaper pieces in the phone, as it is manufactured en masse, and then stamped with the carrier logo.

(Someone in another thread asked why it was a separate piece... and that is basically the answer. It's cheap to manufacture a bunch of little ones, and then snap them in to the device as they roll down the line.)

FWIW, I'm trying to get a bunch from one of my RIM colleagues so I can "unbrand" my phone. I already did it with the Pearl, and it looks so much better without the skewed T-Mobile logo and the myFaves logo on the back.

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