Introduction

Follow this guide to remove the keypad of the cell phone

Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down. Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down. Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down.
  • Press the button located just above the Sprint™ logo then slide the cover down.

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Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery. Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery.
  • Use the small notch on the left hand side of the phone to remove the battery.

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Remove the stylus from the phone.
  • Remove the stylus from the phone.

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After removing the battery and stylus, unscrew the 5 Torx screws (using a T-5 Torx screw driver)
  • After removing the battery and stylus, unscrew the 5 Torx screws (using a T-5 Torx screw driver)

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Using the spudger, remove the small rubberized patch under the antenna.
  • Using the spudger, remove the small rubberized patch under the antenna.

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Unscrew the last two screws using the previous screw driver.
  • Unscrew the last two screws using the previous screw driver.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body. Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently separate the back case from the phone body.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3). Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3). Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3).
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently edge your way between the back and border case (Picture 2) until they are completely separated (Picture 3).

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Remove the antenna chip by unscrewing the two screws with Torx T-5 screwdriver (Picture 1). Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2). Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2).
  • Remove the antenna chip by unscrewing the two screws with Torx T-5 screwdriver (Picture 1).

  • Once unscrewed, gently detach the antenna chip with your hands (Picture 2).

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Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the tab holding the keyboard connection (Picture 1). Once the keyboard connection is detached, use your hands to gently separate the motherboard from the back panel (Picture 2).
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the tab holding the keyboard connection (Picture 1).

  • Once the keyboard connection is detached, use your hands to gently separate the motherboard from the back panel (Picture 2).

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To completely detach the motherboard from the back panel, use the plastic opening tool to unlock the LCD connection from the motherboard (Picture 2). Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3). Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3).
  • To completely detach the motherboard from the back panel, use the plastic opening tool to unlock the LCD connection from the motherboard (Picture 2).

  • Once the LCD connection is unlocked, the motherboard should now be completely detached from the back panel, keyboard, and LCD (Picture 3).

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Once the motherboard is removed, the LCD should be resting on the front case of the phone.
  • Once the motherboard is removed, the LCD should be resting on the front case of the phone.

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Peel the keypad from the front panel of the case
  • Peel the keypad from the front panel of the case

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Using a spudger, remove the gel keyboard from the front case.
  • Using a spudger, remove the gel keyboard from the front case.

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Conclusion

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

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