Introduction

Replace the keypad for a new one.

  1. Use your thumb to press down and slide off the back cover of the phone.
    • Use your thumb to press down and slide off the back cover of the phone.

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  2. Take out the battery by levering it out towards the bottom of the phone.
    • Take out the battery by levering it out towards the bottom of the phone.

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    • Push the spudger between each of the two rubber cushions and the body of the phone. Then turn the spudger to pop each cushion out.

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    • Remove six 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from the back of the phone.

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    • Push the spudger into the crack separating the two pieces of the phone.

    • Then use the plastic opening tools to pry the back off by separating the two pieces of the phone.

    • Repeat as necessary around the perimeter of the phone until the casing pops off. Use force as necessary without breaking the cover.

    • The back is attached to the motherboard by a wire, so don't pull the back casing off just yet.

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    • Gently pull the wire up from the motherboard, separating the back of the phone and the motherboard.

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    • Remove the plastic tab connecting the screen to the motherboard by pulling the tab up from the board.

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    • Gently grasp one of the corners of the motherboard and simply lift it straight up out of the phone casing.

    • Replace the motherboard with a new one.

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    • Push keypad up and out of the phone casing until they separate.

    • Replace with new keypad.

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Conclusion

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

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