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Old 09-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I dropped my BB last night and at first thought the case had absorbed the damage. Later in the evening I noticed 2 small scratches on the side rails of the case. I was able to clean the scratches and buff them down so you can't really feel them anymore. But I was wondering if there is a source for OEM BB parts.

Also, I already looked over the disassembly guide. Do the torx screws have to come out to get the side rails off?


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I have since did some more searching and found replacement rails. Now I wonder if anyone has any experience with the company, and their quality. Also, my original disassembly question stands.

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A friend of mine purchased from them (on my recommendation) and he reported good service.
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Also, I already looked over the disassembly guide. Do the torx screws have to come out to get the side rails off?
Yes, it's easier to use the pry tool to remove the rails. They have clips on the bottom, but use double-sided tape at the top. You can get a Torx set with multiple tips from Home Depot for under $10. IT has the smaller T4 or 5 size needed for the 8830.

BTW - I bought and installed my black and very readable keyboard from CN.
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Yes, it's easier to use the pry tool to remove the rails. They have clips on the bottom, but use double-sided tape at the top. You can get a Torx set with multiple tips from Home Depot for under $10. IT has the smaller T4 or 5 size needed for the 8830.

BTW - I bought and installed my black and very readable keyboard from CN.
What were shipping costs and shipping turn around times like? I'm debating getting just the rails now, or holding off and convincing my GF to get me the whole black case kit for my birthday (in about 2 months).
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anybody who replace the screen have trouble getting the screws to tighten when putting on the new screen...I cant seem to tighten my screws...ant recommendations
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What were shipping costs and shipping turn around times like? I'm debating getting just the rails now, or holding off and convincing my GF to get me the whole black case kit for my birthday (in about 2 months).
It was $5 for airmail and arrived within a week.

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Try - ProMobility Home - Start for oem parts.
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Try - ProMobility Home - Start for oem parts.
Wow -- these look like really high prices compared to the other site...
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Wow -- these look like really high prices compared to the other site...
Not much of a selection either.
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