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Old 09-13-2005, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my 7100t since 10/2004. Since then the original case has become worn out which has resulted in two "gravity induced" incidents.

The first incident happened a couple of months ago as I was emerging from the parking garage in my complex. I had my arms full carrying some things and when I got to the top of the stairs, the BB slid out of its case and bounced on nearly all of the 18 concrete steps settling at the landing. To my pleasant surprise it was still powered up and only had a few scratches. Everything remained to function properly. Not even the slightest scratch to the screen.

The second happened yesterday and prompted me to share my experiences. Again, at my apartment complex, atop a different concrete staircase, the BB slid out of the case, took one bounce on a step and launched over the rail falling THREE stories onto concrete. The outcome: battery cover popped off. Yep, that's it, aside from a couple more scratches (none to the screen), power remained on and everything is functioning as new. Absolutely amazing.

What's in store next for my unbreakable 7100t? A new case... with a latch!
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Oh, that reminds me... does anyone know if I can get a new case (housing) for the 7100? I wouldn't mind replacing it since it's all scratched up. Thanks.
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7100r story... Same body that's why it's relevant.

Pissed off on the phone yesterday and instead of pressing the little red button to hang up I decided to pitch the phone across the room, where it bounced off my headboard. Cracked body, a couple of loose buttons and the battery falling out... all still O.K.

I know it was a bad idea... I knew it was a bad idea when I pulled my arm back... but it felt so good.
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7100r story... Same body that's why it's relevant.

Pissed off on the phone yesterday and instead of pressing the little red button to hang up I decided to pitch the phone across the room, where it bounced off my headboard. Cracked body, a couple of loose buttons and the battery falling out... all still O.K.

I know it was a bad idea... I knew it was a bad idea when I pulled my arm back... but it felt so good.
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I've had my 7100t since 10/2004. Since then the original case has become worn out which has resulted in two "gravity induced" incidents.

The first incident happened a couple of months ago as I was emerging from the parking garage in my complex. I had my arms full carrying some things and when I got to the top of the stairs, the BB slid out of its case and bounced on nearly all of the 18 concrete steps settling at the landing. To my pleasant surprise it was still powered up and only had a few scratches. Everything remained to function properly. Not even the slightest scratch to the screen.

The second happened yesterday and prompted me to share my experiences. Again, at my apartment complex, atop a different concrete staircase, the BB slid out of the case, took one bounce on a step and launched over the rail falling THREE stories onto concrete. The outcome: battery cover popped off. Yep, that's it, aside from a couple more scratches (none to the screen), power remained on and everything is functioning as new. Absolutely amazing.

What's in store next for my unbreakable 7100t? A new case... with a latch!

seems like you need a case with a latch...i got my 7100 from a buddy and the screen is scratched up...but i dont' know what he did to do that...
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Old 09-14-2005, 12:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I sent my story to RIM and apparently I made the tech's day as he said he was going to pass the story along internally to add to their collection of success stories...

He also added that there is no way for me to get a replacement housing. Suggested I contact my service provider for a repair/replacement.... ya, that's not gonna happen.

Thanks for sharing your stories... My screen does have a few scratches on it, but it's from carrying it in my pocket and rubbing up against keys or change or bullets or something.

I found that I can get the same satisfaction by dropping several f-bombs and a few other choice words as opposed to launching the BB across the room. Although, I am sure re-enacting a Corona commercial where the phone is skipped across the ocean would be rather refreshing...

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Got this link from another thread:

http://www.promobility.net/html/blackberryparts.shtml

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Old 09-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What not to do is run it through the washer....killed mine just fine thank you.

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I just accidentally missed the holster yesterday, not a scratch to any part of the unit. I don't know how that happened, but I was happy to find that was the result instead.
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