Introduction

Follow this guide to remove the keypad of the cell phone

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

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  2. 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.

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    • 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.

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    FIX FOREVER.

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    GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

    Spread the Fixmas cheer.

    • 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.

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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    • 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

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    • 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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