Introduction

This guide is for the removal and replacement of the Palm Centro's screen.

Press and slide open the battery cover.
  • Press and slide open the battery cover.

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Caution: Turn cell phone off before removing battery!
  • Caution: Turn cell phone off before removing battery!

  • Press battery to the right.

  • Then lift up battery pack to remove.

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  • Phone with battery removed

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  • Remove the touchpad pen from the top left corner on the back to reveal the last of 6 screws to be removed.

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    • Lift the rubber cap at the top right to reveal the sixth screw.

    • Caution: There is a small Palm sticker under the rubber cap. Tampering with or removing this sticker will void your warranty!

    • Remove the six screws using the T5 Torx screwdriver.

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  • Remove the SIM card so housing can be separated.

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  • Use a plastic pry tool to separate the bottom of the case to remove the small plastic insert.

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  • Remove the small plastic insert at the bottom of the phone.

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  • Continue with plastic pry tool all the way around the phone to remove the back housing.

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  • Carefully peel back the tape holding the speaker (left) and keyboard (right) connection tabs in place.

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  • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the tabs and carefully pull the contact connections out on both sides.

    • Be very careful, these electronics are delicate!

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  • Separate the logic board from the case by lifting and pulling out the bottom.

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  • Slowly peel off the protective lining that is on the screen and keyboard.

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  • Lift and slowly remove the screen from the front panel

  • Place the new screen into the front panel

  • Make sure the new screen goes in under the plastic tabs for the additional memory slot door or it may not close properly once the phone is put back together.

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Conclusion

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

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