Introduction

How to replace keypad

  1. Turn the phone over so that the screen is facing the work surface
    • Turn the phone over so that the screen is facing the work surface

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  2. Press your thumb against the battery latch. While pressing on latch, slide off battery cover towards the bottom of the phone.
    • Press your thumb against the battery latch. While pressing on latch, slide off battery cover towards the bottom of the phone.

    • You may need to apply considerable force on the latch at the bottom of the phone to complete this successfully.

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    • Remove the battery by pushing downward on the area where prongs connect to bottom inside of the phone while using a thumb, finger, or tool to pull on the top of the battery to lift it out.

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    • Using the T6 Torx screwdriver, remove the bottom two screws on the back of the phone.

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    • Remove speaker phone cover by unsecuring the two latches on the edge close to top of the phone with the plastic opening tool.

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    • Detach the speaker phone cover by pulling up on the bottom of the speaker phone cover.

    • As you detach the speaker phone cover you will notice a sticky glue sealing the rubber gasket from the cover to the speaker mesh. This is normal and will correctly reset the first few times the pieces are separated.

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    • Remove top two screws with T6 Torx screw driver, from the back of phone.

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    • Turn the phone sideways and unlatch the hinge on one side of the phone by pushing inwards and twisting to the side with the plastic opening tool.

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    • You should now be able to easily separate the phone into two pieces.

    • The battery prong may fall out when the separation occurs, just don't loose it!

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    • Once the phone comes apart into two pieces,the key buttons are on the inside of the front panel of the phone.

    • The buttons will fall out of the phone when you turn it over.

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    • Simply insert a new set of buttons and reassemble the phone.

    • Continue on with the guide if you are replacing the key pad circuit board that is beneath the key pad.

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    • Turn the part of phone with circuit board for the keypad still attached upside down.

    • Remove the four screws outlining the keypad with the T6 Torx screw driver.

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    • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the circuit board and the black hinge of the keypad.

    • Pry the black latch up and the keypad will come loose.

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    • Carefully detach the keypad board from the phone.

    • There is no need to unlatch the opposite side, it will come loose freely. Just be careful to snap back on both sides when you put on the new keyboard.

    • Watch out the plastic cap on the bottom of the phone fall loose at this point. Just don't loose it or forget to re-assemble.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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