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The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is a 2008 cellphone, developed by BlackBerry Limited (previously known as RIM, or Research In Motion).

This page is a step by step guide on how to replace the cellphone's antenna, should the item become need to be replaced. You might find this replacement necessary if your Blackberry Curve experiences frequent call drops, static, poor reception, slow download speeds, or generally low wireless signals. If you can't replace a damaged/faulty antenna, your device might be incapable of receiving signals from cell towers.

Luckily, this repair requires no special background knowledge, and can be completed in a few simple steps.

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  1. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement, Battery: stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Remove the back cover of the phone.

    • The battery will now be visible.

  2. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 2 BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 2, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Use your fingers to pinch the battery at the grey semi-circles on the edges of the battery and remove it from the device.

  3. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement, Motherboard: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Using a small iFixit opening tool, remove the lower rear cover.

  4. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • From the mid-frame of the device, use a screwdriver to remove the six screws.

    • Set the screws aside once they've been removed.

  5. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Gently remove the mid-frame from the phone, exposing the motherboard.

    • This is the motherboard.

  6. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 2 BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 6, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Gently pull back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case.

    • Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs are lifted and the motherboard is free.

    • Remove the motherboard.

    • The keypad and navigation ball may become loose and fall off the motherboard.

  7. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 2 BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 7, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Carefully detach the antenna from the two clips on the side of the motherboard.

    • In the same manner, disconnect the antenna from the motherboard.

  8. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable located on the bottom right of the motherboard.

  9. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 2 BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 9, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Gently remove the screen, taking care not to damage it by applying too much pressure.

  10. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 2 BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement: stap 10, afbeelding 2 van 2
    • Lift up the motherboard from the bottom edge to reveal the ribbon cables.

    • Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables connecting the motherboard to the display.

    • Remove the motherboard.

  11. BlackBerry Curve 8900 Antenna Replacement, Antenna: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Replace the entire center piece of the case to replace the antenna.

Conclusie

Once all the steps have been completed, reassemble the device in reverse order.

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