Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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Remove the bottom plastic piece. This may require prying from a few different directions. The plastic blue prying tool featured here may be required. 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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What is left inside the phone is the roller ball. Gently use the plastic blue tool to detach it from the frame. 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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