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How to replace the phone's soft keypad.

Press button labeled "Push". In the photo depicted the button is being depressed by the left finger.
  • Press button labeled "Push". In the photo depicted the button is being depressed by the left finger.

  • Pull back panel toward bottom of phone.

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From the lip on the top of the battery, lift it out of the phone.
  • From the lip on the top of the battery, lift it out of the phone.

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Remove the 4 small screws from the back panel, under the battery.
  • Remove the 4 small screws from the back panel, under the battery.

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Starting at the top of the phone near the antenna, use a screwdriver or other small tool, maybe even fingernails, to pry the rear panel off.
  • Starting at the top of the phone near the antenna, use a screwdriver or other small tool, maybe even fingernails, to pry the rear panel off.

  • There are 4 places where the panel snaps together to the main part of the phone.

  • By systematically prying up the edges of the back panel, moving about a quarter of an inch, and prying again, the panel will begin to lift off.

  • Don't be afraid to damage anything, the panel requires a bit of force to detach.

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The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board. The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board.
  • The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board.

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Lift the keypad up from beneath the logic board.
  • Lift the keypad up from beneath the logic board.

  • It is not glued or secured in any way, so it should come away easily.

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Conclusion

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

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