Introduction

This guide shows how to remove the side button used to browse through the menus on the RIM BlackBerry 7290.

  1. Apply pressure to the lock button on the back of the device.
    • Apply pressure to the lock button on the back of the device.

    • Slide the battery cover down towards the bottom of the device, revealing the battery compartment.

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  2. Locate groove along the right side of the battery compartment.
    • Locate groove along the right side of the battery compartment.

    • Remove battery by prying between the battery and the groove.

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    • Slide the SIM card holder to the left to unlock the SIM card.

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    • Lift the SIM card holder up.

    • Gently remove the SIM card from the SIM card holder by sliding the card along the railing.

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    • Locate the four screws along the perimeter of the back casing.

    • Remove the four top screws using a T-6 torx screwdriver.

    • The top four screws are .413 inches.

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    • Locate two screws within the lower edge of the inner compartment.

    • Remove the two bottom screws using a T-6 torx screwdriver.

    • The bottom two screws are .2 inches in length.

    • The second picture displays the device after the six screws have been removed.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to apply pressure on the two clips that are located at the bottom of the phone.

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    • Remove the back casing from the phone by lifting the unhooked portion, then slide the casing towards the top of the device.

    • Make sure all clips holding the case together are unhooked, so no damage is caused to the case.

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    • Locate on the backside of the phone, a screw towards the top of the device.

    • Using a T-6 screwdriver, remove the screw.

    • After the screw has been removed, carefully lift the side button brace to reveal the side button.

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Conclusion

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

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