How to Replace BlackBerry Pearl LCD Screen

Is the LCD on your Blackberry Pearl 8100 series broken? Did you get your Pearl 8120 wet and the back light no longer works?  Is it hard to see the Blackberry Pearl LCD screen due to the crack in the LCD?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this how to repair guide is for you.

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To do this repair you will need a T6 torx screwdriver and a guitar pick (or any other small flat tip pry tool).

1. Turn off phone and remove battery.

2. Put the BlackBerry Pearl LCD side down.

3. Pry up lower bottom cover and lift gently towards the front side of the Pearl. There are 4 latches (2 in back, 2 in front) so be gentle. Refer to pictures below.

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4.  Remove the 2 screws on the bottom front of the Blackberry.

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5.  Remove the 2 screws on the backside near the top.

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6. Remove the 2 sides pieces as shown below. Once both side pieces are removed, you will have access to the clips that hold the top and bottom cover together on the Blackberry Pearl.

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7. Loosen the 4 clips on the sides using the guitar pick. See photo below for location of clips.clip-locations-for-blackberry-pearl

8. Lift off the back cover. lift-back-cover-off-BB-8100 9. Flip phone over and remove front cover by lifting it up.  As you can see, this exposes the blackberry pearl LCD screen.

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10.  Run the pick around the edge of the LCD screen to loosen it from adhesive holding it down.loosen-BB-pearl-screen-working-along-edges.

11. Find the connector at the top of the LCD and flip the retaining latch up to release the cable.flip-the-lcd-cable-connector-release 12. Remove the cable from the connector, lift and tilt the LCD up from the main board.

lift-lcd-from-blackberry-pearl 13. Install new LCD on the main board. Align new screen and make sure posts slide into position as shown in picture below.

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14. Slide LCD cable into the connector and clamp down by pressing black latch down.

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Note: Make sure that cable is seated firmly into connector. Failure to do so can cause display problems.

15. Install top cover back on the main board.

put-mainboard-back-into-top-cover-BB-pearl 16.  Install bottom cover back on.

put-back-cover-on-pearl-blackberry 17.  Press the two covers together firmly. Make sure the 4 latches snap back down.

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18. Install the side covers back on.

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19. Install the screws on the backside near the top.   Removed in step 5.

20. Install the screws on the front side near the bottom.  Removed in Step 4.

21. Install the lower cover removed in step 3. Make sure it is firmly seated and latched down.

22. Install battery and back cover

23. Power on and test.

Enjoy your Blackberry Pearl LCD screen in all its freshly repaired glory.

If you have a white screen or the display is not functioning right, go back to step 14 and make sure the cable is seated fully into the connector.

Enjoy the new Blackberry Pearl LCD Screen!

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6 Responses to “How to Replace BlackBerry Pearl LCD Screen”

  1. mike s says:

    thank you so much, i did it! saved me a lot of money and was a fun accomplishment. cheers!

  2. trendless says:

    Are all 8100-series LCDs the same? I have an 8130 (CDMA) with a broken screen.. is there a screen specifically for this model?

  3. GrinningFool says:

    Trendless-

    Yes, they are all the same.

  4. kevin says:

    I just replaced my screen tonight and not sure if this is related or not but my charger cable doesn’t seat properly now. It doesn’t plug all the way in but still works. Any ideas? Tried taking it apart again and seeing if everything was aligned properly already…

  5. alejandro says:

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