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...

Image 1/2: Remove the stylus from the right side. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 6.35mm corner screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device. Image 2/2: Pry along the crevice to loosen the back panel.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard. Image 2/2: When reassembling, snap the back panel back into place and then insert the top cover.
  • 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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Image 1/2: The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: For soldering instructions, you can view the [guide|750|Soldering Guide]. Image 2/2: For soldering instructions, you can view the [guide|750|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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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Pull straight up on the ribbon cables located on the bottom right of the motherboard to disconnect them.

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Image 1/2: A weak adhesive attaches the motherboard to the device. Image 2/2: The red wire in the picture will not be attached to your device at this point.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the button with a soldering iron.
  • 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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