Introduction

The purpose is to remove both the main circuit board and the roller ball unit from the main frame of the phone.

Image 1/3: The two closer to the top of the phone are protected by plastic stoppers. Remove them then remove the screws. Image 2/3: There are two more screws on either side of where the battery was located. remove them as well. Image 3/3: There are two more screws on either side of where the battery was located. remove them as well.
  • There are four screws total on the back of the phone casing near edge of battery area.

  • The two closer to the top of the phone are protected by plastic stoppers. Remove them then remove the screws.

  • There are two more screws on either side of where the battery was located. remove them as well.

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Image 1/3: This may require prying from a few different directions. The plastic blue prying tool featured here may be required. Image 2/3: This may require prying from a few different directions. The plastic blue prying tool featured here may be required. Image 3/3: This may require prying from a few different directions. The plastic blue prying tool featured here may be required.
  • Remove the bottom plastic piece.

  • This may require prying from a few different directions. The plastic blue prying tool featured here may be required.

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Image 1/3: You will need to loosen the board from the right side opposite the charging ports. Image 2/3: Pull gently towards the right side so the ports clear the plastic casing. Image 3/3: Gently flip the board over to the left.
  • Once the keypad is removed, the buttons on the sides of the phone will fall out.

  • You will need to loosen the board from the right side opposite the charging ports.

  • Pull gently towards the right side so the ports clear the plastic casing.

  • Gently flip the board over to the left.

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Image 1/3: Gently detach this from the back of the main board. Image 2/3: Now you may fully remove the main board. Image 3/3: Now you may fully remove the main board.
  • On the back of the circuit board you will find a small rectangular blue piece with a black 'L' shape in the middle.

  • Gently detach this from the back of the main board.

  • Now you may fully remove the main board.

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Image 1/3: Gently use the plastic blue tool to detach it from the frame. Image 2/3: Gently use the plastic blue tool to detach it from the frame. Image 3/3: Gently use the plastic blue tool to detach it from the frame.
  • What is left inside the phone is the roller ball.

  • Gently use the plastic blue tool to detach it from the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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