Introduction

Replacing a faulty keypad.

  1. Turn off the phone.
    • Turn off the phone.

    • Check if there is a microSD card in the slot behind the door on the side. If so, remove it by first pushing it in, then pulling it out.

    • Position the phone so that the back side is in view.

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  2. Remove the back battery cover.
    • Remove the back battery cover.

      • Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.

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    • Insert the iPod opening tool between the base of the phone and the phone battery.

    • Position the phone so that the battery won't fall out of the phone.

      • The battery lifts out of the phone fast and easily.

    • Carefully lift the battery out of the phone.

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    • Turn the phone so that the back of the phone is facing forward.

    • The picture to the left shows the location of the plastic tabs that attach to the upper cover of the phone.

      • In this picture, the upper cover has already been removed.

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    • Place the iPod opening tool under the tabs near the top of the phone.

    • Slide the iPod Opening Tool upwards.

      • This will pop the tabs and release the upper part of the phone.

    • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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    • Place the iPod opening tool at the top area of the bottom section of the phone (indicated in picture).

    • Lift the iPod opening tool to pop open the clips.

      • This will release the upper back cover of the phone.

    • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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    • Push upward on the top back cover using two thumbs.

      • This will remove the top back cover from the phone.

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    • Locate the four screws.

    • Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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    • Turn the phone over.

    • Gently pull apart the phone.

      • Start at the bottom of the phone and pull outward.

      • There are plastic catches on the middle of each side. These should pop free as you pull.

      • Be careful, the phone will separate into two sections.

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    • The phone should now be in two different sections.

      • 1) The logic board and the back cover

      • 2) The keypad and the rest of the phone

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    • Place the keypad in view.

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    • Remove the keypad from the phone by lifting the keypad off the phone.

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    • The keypad should be detached.

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Conclusion

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

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