Introduction

This disassembly prerequisite is required to access most components in the phone, as the swivel assembly also secures the display section to its housing.

Grip the lower portion of the back of the phone and slide downwards.
  • Grip the lower portion of the back of the phone and slide downwards.

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Lift battery at the rounded notch near the bottom of the phone.
  • Lift battery at the rounded notch near the bottom of the phone.

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Unscrew the four Torx screws from the backplate.
  • Unscrew the four Torx screws from the backplate.

  • The backplate may begin to separate from the keypad face. Do not try to remove it yet.

  • The screws are T5 Torx screws, 5.6mm.

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Swivel the phone open.
  • Swivel the phone open.

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Using the Spudger, gently pry up the U-shaped grey cover below the keypad.
  • Using the Spudger, gently pry up the U-shaped grey cover below the keypad.

  • The cover is secured with adhesive tape. The gentler this is removed, the easier it will be to reassemble.

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Remove the two Torx screws from below the cover.
  • Remove the two Torx screws from below the cover.

  • These are T5 Torx screws, 8.6mm.

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Gently work a spudger or a fingernail between the keypad face and the backplate.
  • Gently work a spudger or a fingernail between the keypad face and the backplate.

  • The pieces are clipped together most tightly at the bottom loop section.

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Separate the keypad face from the backplate. The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged.
  • Separate the keypad face from the backplate.

  • The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged.

  • Take note of the braided cord's state. Upon reassembly it should be returned to the same orientation.

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Holding the backplate away from the swivel, remove the 4 small Phillips screws and both stamped struts from the swivel assembly. Note that only the bottom strut has a tab. The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm
  • Holding the backplate away from the swivel, remove the 4 small Phillips screws and both stamped struts from the swivel assembly.

  • Note that only the bottom strut has a tab.

  • The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm

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The back housing is now disassembled, and the swivel assembly is revealed.
  • The back housing is now disassembled, and the swivel assembly is revealed.

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Conclusion

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

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