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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

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

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    • Tighten the four small Phillips screws.

    • The swivel assembly should now be less wobbly and loose, improving the function of the phone.

    • The screws are Phillips, 2.4mm.

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Conclusion

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

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