How to: Clean Your Blackberry Curve Keyboard

By Dan Nedelko

March 4, 2009

Last Updated on December 1, 2011 by Dan Nedelko

I use two Blackberry phones, one is a Blackberry Curve and the other is a Blackberry 8800 so that when I travel I have a local number in both main areas. I also tend to get a little worried if one starts acting up.

Well as per my worries, the “y” key started acting up on me. Do you have any idea how difficult is to type without the letter “y”? More difficult than you might have thought.

After searching for a bit I found this gret video from and though I would post it here for everyone to use if they ever had the same problem.


For all you Blackberry 8800 users you might want to have a look at the Blackberry 880 take apart instructions here, once again from our good buddies at – I strongly suggest purchasing parts for your Blackberry from them. I’ve had to order a number of Pearl kits and batteries from them.


Hope that helps you clean your Blackberry, it took me a while to track down this info – if you have any questions or extra resources, please comment here and let me know.

Dan Nedelko

About Dan Nedelko

A human being spinning around on this big blue marble with the rest of you, interested in Digital Marketing // Music // Art // Family // Business // Founder of

  • I’m looking for a great cell with internet features..What’s the best option?

  • Thanks for the tips you show to us. I have the same kind of mobile and I’m afraid to open and clean it up. After I watched the videos I decided to open it. I cleaned it and it looks like brand new.

  • shouldi just wipe it clean with a dry cloth? get the dust out or is there an agent i should use,

  • hi i have problam with my bb8520 keybord his there keys are not working not watar damage (235689)

  • these are not working keys(235689) from my blackberry plzz as soon as posibel reply me plzzzzzz

  • my “y” key isnt sensitive but my A key me..drives me nuts..

  • im getting the same problem with my alt key its rly annoying… every time i press the middle button it goes to the menu (i got blackberry curve) so i am rly annoyed and i might seriously lose it =(

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