Introduction

An unresponsive power button is a very common problem. Typically, this problem occurs when the solder between the power button and the motherboard weakens. For more information and other fixing alternatives see the link below:

http://forum.brighthand.com/palm-tx/2358...

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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Use a soldering iron to disconnect the battery wires from the motherboard. For soldering instructions, you can view the Soldering Guide.
  • Use a soldering iron to disconnect the battery wires from the motherboard.

  • For soldering instructions, you can view the Soldering Guide.

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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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Flip the motherboard so that the black rubber cover faces upward.  The power switch is in the top right corner.
  • Flip the motherboard so that the black rubber cover faces upward. The power switch is in the top right corner.

  • Remove the button with a soldering iron.

  • For soldering instructions, view the Soldering Guide.

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Conclusion

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

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