Introduction

This guide describes the step by step process involved in removing the flash chip of the Kyocera Event phone.

Image 1/3: To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off. Image 2/3: The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force. Image 3/3: The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.
  • Locate the small notch on the bottom right side of the phone.

  • To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off.

  • The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.

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Image 1/1: The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.
  • Locate the small notch below the battery. You may see a white plastic notch sticking out of this space; if so, grasp that tab to pull the battery out of its compartment. If you do not see a white plastic tab, then place your fingernail in the notch and pull upward to release the battery from its compartment.

  • The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.

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  • Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location.

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Image 1/3: Start prying at the top and work around. Image 2/3: Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly. Image 3/3: The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.
  • Pry the back assembly away from the body on all four sides of the phone.

    • Start prying at the top and work around.

    • Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly.

  • The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.

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Image 1/3: You may find it easier to loosen the top portion of the Flash Chip first. Image 2/3: Once loosened, slide the Flash Chip upward  and out of its housing. Image 3/3: Once loosened, slide the Flash Chip upward  and out of its housing.
  • Detach the Flash Chip from its housing using tweezers.

  • You may find it easier to loosen the top portion of the Flash Chip first.

  • Once loosened, slide the Flash Chip upward and out of its housing.

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  • Grab the housing on the bottom left side with fingers and pull outwards and towards the bottom of the phone.

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Image 1/2: The speaker wires tend to move back to their original position - you may find it helpful to secure the wires behind the battery terminals to keep your work area clear. Image 2/2: The speaker wires tend to move back to their original position - you may find it helpful to secure the wires behind the battery terminals to keep your work area clear.
  • Grab the speaker by its black and red wires with tweezers. Pull the wires down and to the right side of the phone.

  • The speaker wires tend to move back to their original position - you may find it helpful to secure the wires behind the battery terminals to keep your work area clear.

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Image 1/2: The Flash Chip's ribbon may be very secure due to adhesive. Be firm but gentle in removing the ribbon from its attachment point. Image 2/2: The Flash Chip's ribbon may be very secure due to adhesive. Be firm but gentle in removing the ribbon from its attachment point.
  • The Flash Chip attaches to the phone using a small, flat brown cord (a "ribbon"). Using tweezers, grab the ribbon as close to its attachment point as possible and pull forcefully to the left.

  • The Flash Chip's ribbon may be very secure due to adhesive. Be firm but gentle in removing the ribbon from its attachment point.

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Conclusion

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

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