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Old 03-24-2007, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got bored today and took apart my 8800. Decided to color my pearl light green while I was at it.

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Since everyone is having such a big issue with squeaky sides, I am wondering if there is a homemade way to remedy the situation. I'm thinking that inputing some type of cushion with an adhesive side into the underside of the side plates would fill the loose space and prevent movement. The cushion would have to be really thin though. I think I have some that would work. How did the sides come off? Were they just snapped off or were there screws that had to be removed? Is there a particular way they should be taken off to prevent damage?

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damn that takes some guts
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After you unscrew the 4 screws under the battery cover, the sides can then be popped out as they simply snap into place.

I just stuck my fingernails in the crack between the chrome side and the phone and pulled out and one end popped off. From there just run your fingernails up the other side and each segment will pop off.

After I put it back together it seemed to squeak less. Maybe it just needed to be adjusted? I would have to estimate that it is a 90% improvement from before I took it apart. I didnt add any glue or cushions, just simply snapped it back together. Very strange but I'm not complaining
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Here is a picture of my new pearl color in the dark.

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Calix,

Where did you get the new AT&T/Cingular theme? Is it in a software release from a diff carrier? If so, which one?

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Calix,

Where did you get the new AT&T/Cingular theme? Is it in a software release from a diff carrier? If so, which one?

Thx,

Bradley

Bradley,

I'm using the Dimension theme. What you see in the picture is a wallpaper I made to spice up the theme a bit.
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I got bored today and took apart my 8800. Decided to color my pearl light green while I was at it. Here are some pics:
Um, isn't this kind of torture covered under the Geneva Convention?!

Seriously, though, nice pics (if a bit gory and heart rending); thanks for sharing.
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Since everyone is having such a big issue with squeaky sides, I am wondering if there is a homemade way to remedy the situation. I'm thinking that inputing some type of cushion with an adhesive side into the underside of the side plates would fill the loose space and prevent movement. The cushion would have to be really thin though. I think I have some that would work. How did the sides come off? Were they just snapped off or were there screws that had to be removed? Is there a particular way they should be taken off to prevent damage?

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Take thin tape style unwaxed dental floss and work it under the corners. An easy remedy that won't involve removing the rails.

I am not the originator of this idea but picked it up from another thread on this site.
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Anybody recognize anything that may look like a wifi chip?? I am of the delusion that wifi is available in a hardware sense...if only we could get BG's firmware build...
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Bradley,

I'm using the Dimension theme. What you see in the picture is a wallpaper I made to spice up the theme a bit.
Would you mind posting a file attachment of the wallpaper....that's pretty nice.
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If there's an ISO setting on your camera, may I suggest turning it down, there's some mighty noise in those images!
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If there's an ISO setting on your camera, may I suggest turning it down, there's some mighty noise in those images!
Yeah well I'm wasn't setting out to win any journalism or photography awards with my pictures. They were posted for fun on a phone forum...so :P
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Good work!
Just be careful pulling that thing apart....

But it seems like you know what you are doing
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Here is the wallpaper I made that a couple people were asking for..enjoy!
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Calix ... boy do you got a pair to pull this off. Nice work on the theme as well. I must ask .. did you find any decent sized chips that well MAYBE related to WiFi on-board?
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thanks for the background...i have just changed my theme!
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nice bkgd. maybe cingular\at&t will add it to thier phones, cause the default theme, we it sucks! nice work
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Thanks for the disassembly info! I've worked on all prior models but not usually without info like this.

So we have two speakers in the 8800?
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