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Blackberry took a swim-- Microphone out of commission. Anyone completed a self repair?

Hi, So as was stated--- washed my blackberry on a full washing machine cycle! The phone turns on and works after 3 days of drying.

My problem is the microphone is shot. Noone can hear me unless I yell into the port. I can use a headset but I'd rather try and fix the phone myself.

Does anyone know where I could get an 8130 microphone replacement other then buying a whole 'parts phone' on ebay for over 150$? And has anyone gone about doing this repair on their own. Is there anything I should worry about or is it all pretty straightforward, remove the damaged mic and insert the new one?

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  • DeputyMonike May 19, 2008

    I did exactly the same thing. Three days after buying the Pearl! I am having the same problem too. I have to cup my hand around the phone and speak very loudly. I have been looking for a DIY guide on replacing the mic but I haven't had any luck. When I look at my "about" screen, it says "Blackberry 8100" so I don't think I have the 8130. 

  • bob milian Nov 03, 2008

    i have the same problem kinda like my blackberry just doesnt work the buttons are jammed or something and i can only turn the screen on if i charge it or take the baterry out what do i do??

  • bob milian Nov 03, 2008

    my buttons are jammed or something and wont work



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Solution for 8100 blacberry mic solution

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Thank you, cellphoneer. The one that describes how to replace the screen is the closest they come to talking about the mic. However, it should provide enough info to get the job done. Here is a direct link:

Posted on Jun 07, 2008


Carefull guys bcoz i did same as they showed in video. person who opened blackberry should have mentioned it that there are more chances of wrecking your microphone Integrated circuit (microphone band) that goes beneath bottom of band case..

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Oh no.. and you just bought it! I've decided I need to buy a new phone-- this is too much of a hassle as not only is the mic not working, neither will the battery charge through the phone! It shorts out.. even after taking it to get the rust removed/rust prevention spray. New BB for me :(.
At least mine had a longer warranty-full life...
So sorry to hear about yours !

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Look on ebay, look for a cheap broken pearl if you want and just take the part out of it, you can get em for like 30-50 bucks broken but the mic works at least

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    Trisha May 30, 2008

    go to to learn how to take apart the blackberry if you want to do surgery on it and replace it, its really easy!!


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