Introduction

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

With your index finger, press down on the lock button to unlock the battery cover. Slide the battery cover down towards you to reveal the battery. Slide the battery cover down towards you to reveal the battery.
  • With your index finger, press down on the lock button to unlock the battery cover.

  • Slide the battery cover down towards you to reveal the battery.

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Use your index finger to lift and remove the battery from the phone. Use your index finger to lift and remove the battery from the phone. Use your index finger to lift and remove the battery from the phone.
  • Use your index finger to lift and remove the battery from the phone.

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

  • Gently remove the SIM card from the SIM card holder.

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

  • The top four screws are .413 inches.

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Remove the two bottom screws using a T-6 torx screwdriver. The bottom two screws are .2 inches in length.
  • 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.
  • 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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With both of the bottom clips unhooked, lift the bottom portion of the phone and slide it upwards (towards your fingers) to detach the back cover from the front cover. With both of the bottom clips unhooked, lift the bottom portion of the phone and slide it upwards (towards your fingers) to detach the back cover from the front cover. With both of the bottom clips unhooked, lift the bottom portion of the phone and slide it upwards (towards your fingers) to detach the back cover from the front cover.
  • With both of the bottom clips unhooked, lift the bottom portion of the phone and slide it upwards (towards your fingers) to detach the back cover from the front cover.

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Using a T-6 screwdriver, remove the screw located on top of the phone. After the screw has been removed, carefully lift the side button brace to reveal the side button.
  • Using a T-6 screwdriver, remove the screw located on top of the phone.

  • 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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