Introduction

This guide will help you take apart, clean, and (if necessary) replace the palm treo keyboard.

  1. Position the phone so the screen faces down.
    • Position the phone so the screen faces down.

    • Remove the stylus found on the back of the phone.

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  2. To remove the battery cover, hold down the button in the middle of the phone's back.
    • To remove the battery cover, hold down the button in the middle of the phone's back.

    • Slide the cover down to remove. Set the cover aside.

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    • Lift the edge of the battery, separating contact points, and pull out as pictured.

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    • Remove the small round rubber cover on the back of the phone located immediately below the antenna.

    • This will uncover a screw that will be removed in the next step.

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    • Unscrew six black 6.9 mm Torx screws with a T5 Torx Screwdriver.

    • Unscrew one 9.75 mm Phillips antenna screw with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

    • Pull out antenna.

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    • Pry the back cover off using a spudger or similar tool.

    • The back cover is attached by several small clips on the inside.

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    • Unclip the gray tab.

    • Pull out the orange ribbon cable.

    • Do not remove the motherboard before disconnecting the ribbon cable--Damage may occur!

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    • Pull off the mother board.

    • Install replacement or repaired motherboard, reversing steps above.

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    • Unscrew the two 3.2 mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Pull off the circuit board.

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    • Remove the keypad for cleaning or replacing.

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Conclusion

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

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