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    8350i Disassembly

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    I just got a black trackball to replace the white one on my 8350i, but disassembly is more difficult than on my old 8320. Anyone know where I could find directions to take it apart? I have searched everywhere and have not found an answer. I would appreciate any help greatly.

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    hmmm....i thought all the 83xx series curves were all the same as far as getting the trackball in....

    learn something new everyday

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    Any help?

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    Ive spent two or three hours looking around too and havent seen anything.

    This thread has my interest and if it doesnt get answered in a couple days, i may just go find a cheap one on craigslist or something and do a writeup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe2005 View Post
    I just got a black trackball to replace the white one on my 8350i, but disassembly is more difficult than on my old 8320. Anyone know where I could find directions to take it apart? I have searched everywhere and have not found an answer. I would appreciate any help greatly.
    First of all you have to open and pretty much put your phone apart. You have to purchase a kit with the right tools to open your phone and take the trackball out once you open your phone. I also purchased the black trackball but I'm just sticking with the white one. I rather not go through the hassle of opening a phone. Good luck!
    BlackBerry8350i/4.6.1.204 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103

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    Quote Originally Posted by rud562 View Post
    First of all you have to open and pretty much put your phone apart. You have to purchase a kit with the right tools to open your phone and take the trackball out once you open your phone. I also purchased the black trackball but I'm just sticking with the white one. I rather not go through the hassle of opening a phone. Good luck!
    BlackBerry8350i/4.6.1.204 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103
    all the other curves ive seen take 10 minutes tops to dismantle...small phillips head set and a small torx set and you should be good...my only concern is if its like the bold and how its got the extra little casing thing in it...it really shouldnt be too terribly complicated though

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    It's not like I haven't taken Blackberries apart before (Pearl, Curve, 8800). When I tried, the faceplate didn't want to come off but on my old 8320 it came off easy. That's why I'm asking here before I break anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe2005 View Post
    It's not like I haven't taken Blackberries apart before (Pearl, Curve, 8800). When I tried, the faceplate didn't want to come off but on my old 8320 it came off easy. That's why I'm asking here before I break anything.
    you already have the ball assembly correct?

    If so, swing by a sprint repair store and let them do it....it may cost say $20 or so but someone will do it

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    I don't want to pay for some thing I can do myself. I'll figure it out....

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    Its easy the nextel part clips off if u pull down on it then take the 2 screws out in the back 1 u can see the other is behind the white sqare then slide ur nail around the edge the board comes out after sum more screws
    Hope this helps I did it a couple of times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe2005 View Post
    I don't want to pay for some thing I can do myself. I'll figure it out....
    were you able to figure out the magic trick? i have taken apart curves all day long but this 8350i feels like i'm going to break something when attempting to get the sides off.

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    trent- i read it feels like its gonna break but keep going. good post with photos on link below. Good luck!

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f137/ho...-8350i-362301/

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