Introduction

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

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

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  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.

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    • Phone with battery removed

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

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      • 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.

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    • Remove the SIM card so housing can be separated.

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

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

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

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

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    • 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!

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

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Conclusion

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

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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.

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