Introduction

This guide will walk you through the steps to remove and replace the front panel on a Palm T|X.

Orient the device so that the display faces forward. Remove the stylus from the right side.
  • Orient the device so that the display faces forward.

  • Remove the stylus from the right side.

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Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.
  • Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.

  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 6.35mm corner screws.

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Rotate the device so that the display faces forward. Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device.
  • Rotate the device so that the display faces forward.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device.

  • Pry along the crevice to loosen the back panel.

  • Repeat this process for the right side.

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Carefully pry the back panel to open the device. Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard.
  • Carefully pry the back panel to open the device.

  • Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard.

  • When reassembling, snap the back panel back into place and then insert the top cover.

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Use a plastic opening tool to peel the battery pack from the back panel. The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to peel the battery pack from the back panel.

  • The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort.

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Pull straight up on the ribbon cables located on the bottom right of the motherboard to disconnect them. Pull straight up on the ribbon cables located on the bottom right of the motherboard to disconnect them.
  • Pull straight up on the ribbon cables located on the bottom right of the motherboard to disconnect them.

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Lift the mother board out of the device. A weak adhesive attaches the motherboard to the device.
  • Lift the mother board out of the device.

  • A weak adhesive attaches the motherboard to the device.

  • The red wire in the picture will not be attached to your device at this point.

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Orient the device sideways, as shown in the picture.
  • Orient the device sideways, as shown in the picture.

  • Lightly push the front of the display to separate it from the front panel.

  • The battery in the picture will not be attached to the device at this point.

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Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the 7.75mm screws at the bottom of the device.
  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the 7.75mm screws at the bottom of the device.

  • It may take some manipulation to remove the screws.

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Lift the button and connector assembly from the front panel.
  • Lift the button and connector assembly from the front panel.

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Lift the rubber buttons off the front panel. Lift the rubber buttons off the front panel.
  • Lift the rubber buttons off the front panel.

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Conclusion

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

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