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How to Break a Charger Port on a BlackBerry Curve

Updated July 20, 2017

The fact that people are different makes the world go around. Some people wanting to get rid of an old BlackBerry Curve that's no longer needed will sell it; others might give the phone away, while some who have a deep-seated sense of frustration or aggression in daily living might choose to bash the phone into oblivion. If you are in the latter camp and you've been having a rough day, breaking your old BlackBerry Curve might make you feel better. A quick place to start is with the charging port. It's tiny, which may make it a bit challenging to break, but you can do it if you persevere.

Remove the back cover from the BlackBerry Curve smartphone. Wedge your fingernail into the recessed portion of the back panel and pop the cover up. Set the cover aside.

Pull the battery out of the phone and set it aside. Striking the battery may create a safety hazard, so keep it a safe distance away.

Place the phone on a table with the charger port facing up. Insert a small, slotted screwdriver into the port. Hold the phone upright using the palm of your hand while bracing the screwdriver with your fingers. You'll need your other hand free.

Pick up the hammer in your free hand and strike the butt of the screwdriver. If you want to break only the port, hit the screwdriver a few times to drive it in. It will destroy the internal components and bend the port out of shape. If you want to finish the job of breaking the phone, hit it squarely with the hammer repeatedly until the device is obliterated.

Tip

Dispose of your cellphone and battery properly as they contain toxic components that should not be thrown in the trash.

Warning

Always wear safety glasses while using a hammer. Small bits of flying metal and plastic can permanently damage your eyes.

Things You'll Need

  • Small slotted screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses
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About the Author

Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.