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My Crackberry cracked up!

So, Research in Motion is in all likelihood on its way out in the near future. This bodes ill for me as I’m the proud(?) owner of a 9330.

In reality, I love my BlackBerry. It’s tough and reliable … although it’s difficult to get workable apps these days.

That said, my phone did take a damaging fall (down, but not out) which killed the LCD. I’ve got a white screen after boot up which didn’t change after several attempts and “tricks” in an attempt to correct the situation. (Battery removal, MicroSD card removal, etc.) I know it’s not the op system, as the phone still works.

Given the current state of RIM, I’m going to be looking for a new phone sooner rather than later, but financials aren’t in my favor or I’d simply replace the damned thing with a nice HTC.

What I do need is a used and out-of-commission BlackBerry of similar make so that I might be able to swap out the LCD and extend the life of my phone for a little while longer. This also requires a T6 driver, which I also need.

If anyone has one that they might be willing to part with for … well, free would be nice … I’d be most appreciative.

Since I’m unable to check my email via my phone, I’ll just have to keep an eye out here.

Thanks in advance!

11 Comment(s)

  1. For what its worth, if no one local offers up any pieces, you can get a kit on Ebay (under $20, free shipping) that contains the LCD, T5 & T6 driver and pry tool. Dig around a bit as there are some that actually ship from within the U.S. I have done quite a few repairs with parts off Ebay and have had quite a bit of good luck getting parts cheaply.

    Les F | Jul 9, 2012 | New Comment
  2. Thanks Les. It looks like I’m gonna hafta go the eBay route … I’ve already been looking into it today. I’m just trying to avoid dumping a lot of money into the thing seeing as how I’m gonna hafta replace it soon.

    Funky apps aside, I’m not looking forward to giving up the phone.

    in.dog.neato | Jul 9, 2012 | New Comment
  3. Hey… Touch base with Travis… He may either have access or know someone who can help as he deals with blackberries from time to time.

    Les F | Jul 9, 2012 | New Comment
  4. Never-mind… just talked to him and he has nothing compatible with the 9330.

    Les F | Jul 9, 2012 | New Comment
  5. I have an old Blackberry Pearl that I would be willing to part with for a small price, $10. I have no idea if that is the right kind of phone for you, its a few years old. Feel free to contact me at admiralnelson22 (a) gmail.com

    moosetracks | Jul 9, 2012 | New Comment
  6. We will all soon be absorbed into the matrix. It is a sad truth. Crackberry will not be there. Hope you are able to make the leap to the one.

    davids | Jul 10, 2012 | New Comment
  7. As a former Crackberry user myself, I know that it is tough to change but just take the leap and buy a Droid. Or you could be like the rest of the sheep and go with the phone that both your two year old and aged parents can use.

    digit3 | Jul 10, 2012 | New Comment
  8. As we’re discussing fading technologies, I have an old Palm Pilot if anyone wants it!

    Terry G. | Jul 10, 2012 | New Comment
  9. Hyperskyy Wireless on Mall Drive, across from Bridgeman’s might be of some help. If you need something new, come see me at Best Buy Mobile (big store, not the mall). Android, iPhone and even Windows Phone 7 offer up great options.

    I’m not on commission, by the way. Just a measly hourly rate.

    Hot Shot | Jul 10, 2012 | New Comment
  10. Not to hijack this post, but @HotShot: Do you guys have many customers buying windows phones?

    I made the mistake of remarking about them on G+ awhile back and forgot I had some Microsoft employees in one of my circles … then they admitted that their windows phones were “perks.” Other than that, I have never seen one in the wild.

    Les F | Jul 10, 2012 | New Comment
  11. adam | Jul 11, 2012 | New Comment

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