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Old 10-12-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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So, I bought a Blackberry 7280 w/ broken LCD off eBay to use the housing (basically perfect) on my 7230 that's all scratched up. Anyway, I got the 7280 open no problem. My beloved 7230, a different story. I can't get three of the black screws out. They aren't stripped, but the screwdriver just won't grip (it's a T6).

They all look like they have the spikes inside the screws.

Any idea what I can do?
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:34 AM   #2
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Actually, those types of screws take a special type of tool to undo them....you may want to hunt it down, or take it to a repair facility and have them do it.
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Ahh, great!!

Couple of questions then:

What kind of screwdriver do I need?

How come I could remove ALL of them on this new BB, but only like 2 on my current one?

Thanks for reassuring me!
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:45 PM   #4
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Bump bump bump.

"What kind of screwdriver do I need?

How come I could remove ALL of them on this new BB, but only like 2 on my current one?"
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:59 AM   #5
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YOU ARE WRONG!

hey... you asked for it... go to your local hardware store and look for a hollowed out T6... they are usually all mix and match type things... the center pin is just another deterrent for people so they don't take their gadgets apart... you should be able to find one pretty easy. If you know anyone who has/does work on compaq laptops, I guarantee they will have the right one.

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Old 10-20-2005, 11:27 PM   #6
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Ah, great thanks. The more I'm told I'm wrong, mayble I'll start to listen.

One question remains - why in the would would I be able to open some, and not others.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:56 PM   #7
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I went to Ace and they gave me a cell phone tool that fits mine.
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:51 AM   #8
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I went to a Bell Mobility store, and asked for a tool for my Blackberry, they asked me what model, so I told them a 7290. They handed me a hammer.
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:57 PM   #9
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Haha. I don't know about Bell Mobility, but the people at my local Bell World store are so rude!
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:58 PM   #10
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Hey man... c'mon now... I don't work at no bell store!
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by corey@12mile
I went to a Bell Mobility store, and asked for a tool for my Blackberry, they asked me what model, so I told them a 7290. They handed me a hammer.
so then I went to a Rogers Store, and they gave me a Digital Cable Box....
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:16 PM   #12
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LOL jscully.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:12 PM   #13
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I bought a set of security bit torx screwdrivers for $8.99 at Fry's Electronics. They are just a regular torx driver with a hole in the middle. I didn't have any special need for the security torx drivers but they were cheaper than a regular set of torx drivers for some reason.
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