Guess, one of the gurus at BlackBerryFAQ.com, has created a wonderful How-To for disassembling an 8100. I just stumbled across it but it has been around for a few months now. I find these instructions useful and enjoyable because I just love to see the guts of my electronics.
The pictures are awesome but if you want to follow in their footsteps in taking apart your Pearl you will need a T-6 screwdriver and some sort of prying tool. Thanks Guess!
If you are interested we mentioned BlackBerryFAQ’s disassembly instructions for the 8800 previously. Hopefully Guess will be able to pump out some 8300 Curve disassembly instructions soon.