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Introduction

This will guide you on how to disassemble the Palm Centro to get to the logic board.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Press and slide open the battery cover. Press and slide open the battery cover.
    • Press and slide open the battery cover.

  2. Caution: Turn cell phone off before removing battery!
    • Caution: Turn cell phone off before removing battery!

    • Press battery to the right.

    • Then lift up battery pack to remove.

  3. Phone with battery removed
    • Phone with battery removed

  4. Remove the touchpad pen from the top left corner on the back to reveal the last of 6 screws to be removed.
    • Remove the touchpad pen from the top left corner on the back to reveal the last of 6 screws to be removed.

  5. Lift the rubber cap at the top right to reveal the sixth screw.
    • Lift the rubber cap at the top right to reveal the sixth screw.

    • Caution: There is a small Palm sticker under the rubber cap. Tampering with or removing this sticker will void your warranty!

    • Remove the six screws using the T5 Torx screwdriver.

  6. Remove the SIM card so housing can be separated. Remove the SIM card so housing can be separated.
    • Remove the SIM card so housing can be separated.

  7. Use a plastic pry tool to separate the bottom of the case to remove the small plastic insert. Use a plastic pry tool to separate the bottom of the case to remove the small plastic insert.
    • Use a plastic pry tool to separate the bottom of the case to remove the small plastic insert.

  8. Remove the small plastic insert at the bottom of the phone. Remove the small plastic insert at the bottom of the phone.
    • Remove the small plastic insert at the bottom of the phone.

  9. Continue with plastic pry tool all the way around the phone to remove the back housing. Continue with plastic pry tool all the way around the phone to remove the back housing.
    • Continue with plastic pry tool all the way around the phone to remove the back housing.

  10. Carefully peel back the tape holding the speaker (left) and keyboard (right) connection tabs in place.
    • Carefully peel back the tape holding the speaker (left) and keyboard (right) connection tabs in place.

  11. Using the plastic prying tool, lift the tabs and carefully pull the contact connections out on both sides.
    • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the tabs and carefully pull the contact connections out on both sides.

    • Be very careful, these electronics are delicate!

  12. Separate the logic board from the case by lifting and pulling out the bottom.
    • Separate the logic board from the case by lifting and pulling out the bottom.

Conclusion

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

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Chelsea Barackman

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note: if you need to replace the logic board, follow this guide, insert a new board, and then follow the steps in reverse order to get a working phone.

Chelsea Barackman - Reply

i try to on this mobile ..but cant do that, i try to on this mobile so many ways.. i want to whhy thi mobile not on and how to resolve it?

kelumaruna - Reply

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