Introduction

A guide to replace a damaged, lost, or broken button cluster.

Place the Palm IIIx face down on a flat surface.
  • Place the Palm IIIx face down on a flat surface.

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Push down, lift up on, and remove battery cover.
  • Push down, lift up on, and remove battery cover.

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Remove the old batteries one at a time.
  • Remove the old batteries one at a time.

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Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the back cover in place.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the back cover in place.

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Hold the device on its side, positioning your hands as shown.
  • Hold the device on its side, positioning your hands as shown.

  • Remove the back cover by pushing in with your thumbs and pulling outward with the rest of your fingers

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Hold the screen and front cover in a vertical position, facing the screen inward, as shown.
  • Hold the screen and front cover in a vertical position, facing the screen inward, as shown.

    • Position your hands so you can push the screen outward with your thumbs.

  • Remove the front cover by gently pushing outward with your thumbs. Use your index fingers to pull back on the front cover.

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Remove cluster by pulling on the rubber backing.
  • Remove cluster by pulling on the rubber backing.

    • Clean, repair, and/or replace as neccessary.

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Conclusion

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

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