If you have dropped a blackberry bold and managed to crack or damage the screen screen in any way, if the phone isn’t covered by insurance then the easiest solution is to buy a replacement LCD screen.
There are a number of new replacement screens available on eBay for around £30.00, you must however ensure that you buy one with the same model number.
The model number is shown on the back of the screen and will be something like 001/004 (in this case).
The first thing you will need to do is remove the back cover and take out the battery, once you have done this you will require the use of an FM opening tool.
Next you need to remove the six screws, there is one in each corner and one down each side about half way down.
Once they have all been removed, take off the back top surrounding layer (black frame).
You should now be able to slide out the inner layer, ensuring that the ports do not get caught on the metal frame. This proved to be a bit of a fiddle at first, as it needs to be pulled out and pushed down at the same time.
The back of the LCD screen is quite sticky, so may require a bit of force to remove it. Just make sure you have disconnected the screen first.
At this point you may find that the mesh that covers the speaker isn’t present on the new screen. This is simply stuck to the back of the screen and can be lifted off with a bit of effort and stuck to the new one.
Now you can replace the old screen with the new one, re-connect it and start putting the whole thing back together again.
I definitely recommended going down the replacement screen route, as it’s a cheap and easy way to get your BlackBerry fully functioning again.
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