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How to replace the phone's soft keypad.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Remove the 4 small screws from the back panel, under the battery, using 00 Phillips-head.
    • Remove the 4 small screws from the back panel, under the battery, using 00 Phillips-head.

  4. 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.

  5. The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs and a data cable in the top right. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board, before lifting the display data cable. The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs and a data cable in the top right. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board, before lifting the display data cable.
    • The logic board is only held on with 4 tabs and a data cable in the top right. Simply pry from one side using a screwdriver, popping out the board, before lifting the display data cable.

  6. 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.

Conclusion

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

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