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Old 07-19-2006, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know how to take/access the two top screws on the 7100v. I can't seem to get the top housing off? slide etc??

Trying to clean the jog wheel and screen from dust particals.

Taking apart the 7100x/g models are much simpler as the screws are hidden behind a sticker.
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i just pryed it off with my fingernails...it takes a bit of coaxing...do a search and you'll find out how
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i just pryed it off with my fingernails...it takes a bit of coaxing...do a search and you'll find out how
Thanks, do you know if its slides towards the top, or just pulls straight off?
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Done!

Feels brand new again.

Heres the link to more info, How do I disassemble and change damaged screen on my 7100g

Also when I took it apart, I noticed the front housing holds the speaker/ear, I wonder if its the same with the other 7100x/g/t etc. If so, would a 7100v phone fit into a 7100x/g or t housing perfectly???
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nope, you will have to buy a new keyboard and keypad to make the switch
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nope, you will have to buy a new keyboard and keypad to make the switch
Argghhh, one day in and already notice some dust again... oh well . Just leave it this time.

I would assume buying a new keypad would be required. Just wondering is ALL 7100x/g/v/t are the identically the same internally.

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i think they are...
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yes they are, i have done it
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Isarib,

I've had my 7130c for about a month, no dust or problems with the trackwheel. Are you using your phone in a dusty environment? I've seen very few stories about 7130 problems on this board.
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Isarib,

I've had my 7130c for about a month, no dust or problems with the trackwheel. Are you using your phone in a dusty environment? I've seen very few stories about 7130 problems on this board.
Thanks for the response guys. No, I work in an office environment. I gather the dust is from keeping the phone in my pocket...

I've had the phone for about a year now, but dont wish to upgrade because I like the flexibilty of the 7100's. Might just buy a new housing for it, but means i'm likely to keep the phone for another year :D...

Buying a new housing is'nt a factor, but what gets me thinking. Will the other components ie the track wheel likely to last on me for some time...
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i dont see why it wouldnt. my mom has had hers for 6 years, they are good devices.
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