Introduction

This repair guide describes how to replace the number keypad of the Motorola C290.

  1. Position Motorola C290 so that the back of the phone is facing up.
    • Position Motorola C290 so that the back of the phone is facing up.

    • Apply pressure to the back cover while simultaneously sliding it downwards.

    • Note: It may be easiest to apply pressure to the ridges at the top of the back cover.

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  2. Place your finger in the notch at the top of the battery.
    • Place your finger in the notch at the top of the battery.

    • Gently lift and pull out battery.

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    • Unscrew antenna head from top of phone by twisting counterclockwise.

    • Pull the antenna out through the top hole and set aside.

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    • Remove the plastic tube by lifting the bottom and pulling out towards yourself.

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    • Insert a Spudger (or pushpin) into the top notch of the rubber cover, located on the top of the phone.

    • Press down and rotate the Spudger lifting the rubber cover. Remove and set cover aside.

    • Note: This will reveal a screw. Five screws should now be visible.

    • Using a T6 Torx screwdriver, unscrew all 5 screws and carefully set them aside.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool in the groove at the top of the phone.

    • Rotate the tool to create an opening between the logic board cover and case.

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    • Slide the plastic opening tool along the groove, until the entire logic board cover has been opened.

    • Remove logic board cover and set aside.

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    • Use the Spudger to detach the screen wire from the logic board.

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    • Insert the Spudger into the slot on the top of the logic board.

    • Gently pry to loosen the top of the logic board.

    • Note: The logic board may initially seem glued to the phone. It is not glued but does require input of force to remove.

    • Grab the top of the logic board and pull at an angle to remove.

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    • Use your fingers to pull out the keypad.

    • Note: The keys and rubber backing are one piece.

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Conclusion

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

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