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Introduction

The front keypad suffers a lot of wear-and-tear, but can be easily replaced. This guide will show you how to remove the old keypad so that you may install a new one.

Image 1/1: These pads have adhesive to keep them situated, so you may want to use a fine-tipped object, such as a screwdriver or a pen, to remove them. It is easiest to place the fine-tipped object in the small indent in the corner of these pads.
  • Remove the two triangular pads at the top of the two speakers.

  • These pads have adhesive to keep them situated, so you may want to use a fine-tipped object, such as a screwdriver or a pen, to remove them. It is easiest to place the fine-tipped object in the small indent in the corner of these pads.

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Image 1/1: This requires a little more effort, so you may need to "dig" them out.
  • Remove the two rubber cylinders from their shafts. These cover more screws.

  • This requires a little more effort, so you may need to "dig" them out.

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Image 1/1: The screws are small, so put them somewhere that you can easily keep track of them.
  • Now remove the four screws.

  • The screws are small, so put them somewhere that you can easily keep track of them.

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Image 1/1: Continue to slide the flat edge along the seam of the faceplate.
  • Starting on the side with blue square, pry the faceplate upwards with the flat end of a spudger.

    • Continue to slide the flat edge along the seam of the faceplate.

  • You should hear popping or snapping noises as the faceplate is being removed.

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  • The faceplate is attached by wires, so do not pull the faceplate very far away from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Carefully wedge the flat or pointed end of the spudger beneath the ear-piece and the faceplate. Image 2/3: This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive. Image 3/3: This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive.
  • The faceplate is still attached through speakers that travel from the ear-piece to the motherboard.

  • Carefully wedge the flat or pointed end of the spudger beneath the ear-piece and the faceplate.

  • This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive.

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  • The faceplate and keypad can now be completely removed from the phone.

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