Motorola Razr V3c Keypad Cover (CDMA) Replacement

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  • Author: krisko
  • Time required: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The purpose of this guide is to help you replace your keypad cover.

Edit Step 1 Battery (CDMA)  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Press down on the the rear panel release button while simultaneously prying the rear panel straight away from the V3c.

  • Lift and remove the rear panel away from the V3c.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery by pushing in the top of the battery and lifting it away from the phone.

Edit Step 3 Keypad Cover (CDMA)  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Keypad Cover (CDMA)  ¶ 

  • Remove the two T6 screws on the back of the phone.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop the bottom part of the back case out.

  • The back case is connected to the phone with a ribbon cable; take care not to pull too hard or violently on the cable.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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  • Gently pull back case out and lay it over to the side.

  • Now pull up on the cable attaching the back case to the phone body to separate the two parts. Lay the back case aside for now.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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  • Remove the two T6 screws securing the plastic speaker cover to the phone.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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  • Pull off the lower front casing.

  • The metal shield will come off when the lower front casing is removed, make sure to replace this when reassembling the lower bottom casing.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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  • Pull the silver plastic cover down away from the rest of the phone.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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  • Push the metal tabs along the perimeter of the device through towards the keyboard with your fingers.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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  • Gently lift up on the keypad with the plastic opening tool while being careful not to bend the thin metal portion lining the keypad.

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

For more information, check out the Motorola Razr V3c device page.

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With the phone closed, press the silver button shown with a fingernail or such. Tilt and lift the battery cover and put aside.

walltoall, · Reply

The Motorola V3 battery has a notch in one corner to ensure it can only go in one way. Fit the replacement battery by offering its bottom edge to the device, then tilt and click using thumb pressure.

walltoall, · Reply

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