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Old 09-28-2006, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The first BlackBerry 8700 Disassembly photos are now available at BlackBerryFAQ.com

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It took me a while, but their now up!

Edit: Here's a Youtube video too:

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Old 09-28-2006, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The first BlackBerry 8700 Disassembly photos are now available at BlackBerryFAQ.com

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It took me a while, but their now up!

that 8700g got murdered lol... I don't think I would do that to my 8700g. I'm too nice.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that 8700g got murdered lol... I don't think I would do that to my 8700g. I'm too nice.
How so? the 8700 is back up and running in no time! I even got most of the dust off the lcd.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice....As a result, I'm actually going to break my 8700 down and get the dust out!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice work!
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wow this phone is easy to take apart, i cleaned out the dust.
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nice red water marker sticker
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not an 8700g its an 8700r. basically an 8700c in the 8700g color
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haha red water sticker.. had a user bring me his saying it doesnt work anymore. I asked did you drop or get it wet.. No he replied. I opened up the back and saw the red sticker and said ahhh yes you did.. They always try that.. Red means it got wet somehow.
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Nicely done thx 4 the resource.
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Very nice resource! Hope I never have to open up my 8700g, but if I must, I'll be consulting this guide. Well done!
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haha red water sticker.. had a user bring me his saying it doesnt work anymore. I asked did you drop or get it wet.. No he replied. I opened up the back and saw the red sticker and said ahhh yes you did.. They always try that.. Red means it got wet somehow.
Mine is red and really didn't get wet - seriously. We had a week of heavy rain and although the phone was dry, I think the high humidity turned the indicator red.

The placement of this indicator is giving false positives. There needs to be another one deeper in the guts of the phone.
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That was the worst walkthrough I've ever seen.

You left out few important things and suggest using a dentist pick/ice pick as a pry tool? Are you mad?

I'm definitely going to redo this and post up soon.
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^^^ well then why dont you redo it...quit complaining...at least someone did it to where it is understandable and people can figure out somethings!
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Just curious if anyone knows where to buy a repacement outer shell if I were to want to replace mine.

I bought my 8700g used. Its in fairly good condition but there is some noticable wear along the sides. If I can get another shell on the cheap I may be tempted to take mine apart and swap them out.
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i used a T6 screwdriver and the top screw has been "rounded" out when i tried to unscrew it. now it's 1/2 way up but not fully removed. how do i get this damn screw out???
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It took me a while, but their now up!
Excellent, just what I needed
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I have taken apart and assembled many 8700 devices using the T6 and a flat head screwdriver to replace the housing (sometimes just the front). Unfortunately, there always seems to be minor unsightly damage (on the back) as a result of using the screwdriver to unhinge the back cover. The "prying device" you have pictured.....where can I find such a tool? Thanks.
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Mine is red and really didn't get wet - seriously. We had a week of heavy rain and although the phone was dry, I think the high humidity turned the indicator red.

The placement of this indicator is giving false positives. There needs to be another one deeper in the guts of the phone.
I have the same problem on mine too. The battery sticker is completely normal though.
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Is this not strange?

eBay: Brand New Blackberry 8700r 8700g fit housing faceplates (item 260040254880 end time Nov-09-06 10:28:29 PST)

Thats an 8700c front with an 8700g back? If you look at the walk through, the 8700r has the same back as the 8700c.

The auction says that its for an 8700r/g model - but I don't think the 8700g or 8700r keyboard will work with that front, only the 8700c would.

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