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    Business card under the battery

    Has anyone else tried this?
    I did it yesterday and it really does speed up typing. I don't think it's just my imagination.




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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    Has anyone else tried this?
    I did it yesterday and it really does speed up typing. I don't think it's just my imagination.
    I tried that and every other trick. I found of all of them the torx screw worked the best.

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    Nope I have never needed to, but a ton of people swear by it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Nope I have never needed to, but a ton of people swear by it.


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    thanks Bry

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    Love this trick. Another one of my favorite features of the storm

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    Or you could drop it and...WA LA

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    Or you could drop it and...WA LA
    also works.:35:

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    I use a dime and it makes a noticeable difference. jlevy73 what is a torx screw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaiTec View Post
    I use a dime and it makes a noticeable difference. jlevy73 what is a torx screw?
    Its a tiny screw driver that fits into the screws that hold your screen in place. The problem with many of the Storm are those screws have been tightened too much. A half rotation and made a huge difference.

    I would be careful with using a dime. It will destroy your screen over time.

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    I use the business card trick...works good for me. I'd end up dropping the dime everytime I did a battery pull...but it's a good idea too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaiTec View Post
    I use a dime and it makes a noticeable difference. jlevy73 what is a torx screw?
    Underneath the battery door are two screws, one located on the left side in the center of the device and the other is located on the right side in the center of the device under the water label. They have a head that looks similar to this only smaller. If you turn each one no more than a 1/4 - 1/2 turn counter clock wise you will loosen up the screen and it will function the way it should. The torx driver needed to complete this is a T6. The reason the screens are tight is because these screws are too tight from the factory.

    Last edited by bbcrackman; 06-25-2009 at 12:43 AM. Reason: T6 not a T5, T5 is for the Bold and 88xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    Underneath the battery door are two screws, one located on the left side in the center of the device and the other is located on the right side in the center of the device under the water label. They have a head that looks similar to this only smaller. If you turn each one no more than a 1/4 - 1/2 turn counter clock wise you will loosen up the screen and it will function the way it should. The torx driver needed to complete this is a T6. The reason the screens are tight is because these screws are too tight from the factory.

    Where can you get one of these torx drivers? Radio Shack?
    Last edited by bbcrackman; 06-25-2009 at 12:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    Where can you get one of these torx drivers? Radio Shack?
    Yes, you should be able to pick this up at Radio Shack.

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    The dime has definitely left an impression on my battery. Maybe I'll try the business card idea and see how I like that. Or, get a tiny screw driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    Where can you get one of these torx drivers? Radio Shack?
    I got mine from Lowes but any hardware store will have one. Radio Shack should. Important you don't want just any Torx screw driver you want the T6, which is a specific size that will fit your the screws in your phone. Neo did a nice write up with pics in case you want to review it:
    http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...rry-storm.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaiTec View Post
    The dime has definitely left an impression on my battery. Maybe I'll try the business card idea and see how I like that. Or, get a tiny screw driver.
    Yeah you def don't want to be using a dime.

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    1 -2 guitar picks on top of the battery also works without leaving an impression on the battery. The torx screwdriver is also available at Sears in their tool department.
    When in doubt, pull the battery out!

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