Instructions for Changing the Housing on a BlackBerry Curve

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Instructions for Changing the Housing on a BlackBerry Curve
You need a small screwdriver to remove the case on a BlackBerry Curve. (screwdriver image by Valentin Mosichev from

The BlackBerry Curve comes in several different models and allows you to make phone calls, check e-mail and manage your calendar, all from one device. The casing is what covers your phone and protects the inner workings from water, dust and other damaging elements. If you use your Curve on a regular basis, the case might begin to show wear and tear before any other parts. You can remove the casing on your BlackBerry Curve to change out the casing or other parts with just a few steps.

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Things you need

  • Small screwdriver
  • Replacement casing or other parts

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  1. 1

    Set up a clean workspace with lots of light. You will want to make sure the area is clean of as much dust and dirt as possible since you will be exposing the insides of your BlackBerry to the air.

  2. 2

    Turn off your BlackBerry and remove the back panel and the battery using your fingers. The back panel should simply slide down and the battery should pop out with little force. Place the battery in a safe place.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the screws on the top back of your BlackBerry Curve using a small screwdriver. You will need to use these screws when you put your phone back together, so make sure you put them in a safe place.

  4. 4

    Remove the bottom cover of your BlackBerry Curve using the screwdriver to carefully unsnap it. The bottom cover normally has your cell phone provider's logo on it. Taking off this part of the phone can be difficult, so make sure you go slowly and start at the back of the device and work your way around.

  5. 5

    Unsnap the side panels using the screwdriver to carefully pry the tabs off. Then locate the two additional tabs that hold the front plate of the phone to the casing and use the screwdriver to unsnap them. You will do this work around the Curve's LCD screen, so be careful not to damage the screen.

  6. 6

    Snap on the replacement casing with gentle pressure. Replace the two side panels by snapping them into place followed by the replacement back cover. Take the screws you removed earlier and screw them back in using the screwdriver. Slide in the battery and then the back cover.

Tips and warnings

  • Before you replace the casing on your phone, you can use a special LCD cleaner to clean your screen. You can also use an air duster or keyboard cleaner to remove dirt in the keyboard area.

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