We did not have an actual back cover or battery for the phone we were given. Therefore, the first couple of steps will be without pictures.
  • We did not have an actual back cover or battery for the phone we were given. Therefore, the first couple of steps will be without pictures.

  • Hold the phone with the back side facing you.

  • Press down on the silver tab towards the bottom end of the phone.

  • Carefully lift up the back casing to reveal the battery.

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Put your finger on the top left corner of the battery and lift the battery up and out of its housing.
  • Put your finger on the top left corner of the battery and lift the battery up and out of its housing.

  • The phone should now look like this.

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Remove the two top screws using a T5 Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the two top screws using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Use a plastic opening tool to pry the edges of the bottom cover until it snaps loose. The cover will now pull off easily.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the edges of the bottom cover until it snaps loose.

  • The cover will now pull off easily.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry between the front and back cover. Start prying from wherever it is easiest to separate the silver and black plastic of the covers.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry between the front and back cover.

  • Start prying from wherever it is easiest to separate the silver and black plastic of the covers.

  • There are 5 securing clips on the front panel to disconnect.

  • Pry gently to prevent breaking the plastic clips when removing the front panel.

  • Once all the clips have been freed, the front cover will lift away from the phone.

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Lift the flexible keypad away from the device. It should come off easily.
  • Lift the flexible keypad away from the device. It should come off easily.

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Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the four corner screws on the keyboard's housing. Lift the keyboard frame away from the device.
  • Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the four corner screws on the keyboard's housing.

  • Lift the keyboard frame away from the device.

  • There may be a small amount of adhesive at the bottom of the frame that needs to be pulled away.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the trackball housing from the keyboard housing.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the trackball housing from the keyboard housing.

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Remove the trackball from the silver trackball housing by hand.
  • Remove the trackball from the silver trackball housing by hand.

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Conclusion

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

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