Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of removing the speaker from the phone so that it can be replaced or cleaned.

Press down and forward on the back case to slide it out of place and remove it Press down and forward on the back case to slide it out of place and remove it Press down and forward on the back case to slide it out of place and remove it
  • Press down and forward on the back case to slide it out of place and remove it

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If a battery is already installed, remove it by pulling up on the tab near the camera lens.
  • If a battery is already installed, remove it by pulling up on the tab near the camera lens.

  • Insert the new battery into the open rectangle. Make sure the battery is oriented so that the Palm logo is in the upper-left corner opposite the camera lens

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Use the Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the 5 visible 6mm screws on the back of the phone. Be careful not to misplace these screws as they are very small and will be important during reassembly. If the screws are stripped a flat head screw driver may be necessary.
  • Use the Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the 5 visible 6mm screws on the back of the phone.

  • Be careful not to misplace these screws as they are very small and will be important during reassembly.

  • If the screws are stripped a flat head screw driver may be necessary.

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Use a plastic opening tool to remove the small panel on the top of the phone by prying underneath the black plastic around the camera. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the small panel on the top of the phone by prying underneath the black plastic around the camera. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the small panel on the top of the phone by prying underneath the black plastic around the camera.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the small panel on the top of the phone by prying underneath the black plastic around the camera.

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Remove the main plastic body Insert the plastic opening tool into the slot on the top (indicated by the spudger) and pry the black part off phone. The bottom piece around the headphone and USB port may get caught during this step. Simply carefully maneuver the case until it is released.
  • Remove the main plastic body

    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the slot on the top (indicated by the spudger) and pry the black part off phone.

    • The bottom piece around the headphone and USB port may get caught during this step. Simply carefully maneuver the case until it is released.

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Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the 3.5mm silver screw on the right hand side of the phone. Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard. Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard.
  • Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the 3.5mm silver screw on the right hand side of the phone.

  • Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard.

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Use tweezers to carefully remove the yellow piece of tape covering the two ribbon cables. Use tweezers to carefully remove the yellow piece of tape covering the two ribbon cables.
  • Use tweezers to carefully remove the yellow piece of tape covering the two ribbon cables.

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There are two ribbon cables under the yellow tape. Use tweezers to safely unplug the small ribbon cable first and then the large ribbon cable. To remove the cables there is a small black lock that needs to be in the up position as indicated in picture two.
  • There are two ribbon cables under the yellow tape.

  • Use tweezers to safely unplug the small ribbon cable first and then the large ribbon cable.

  • To remove the cables there is a small black lock that needs to be in the up position as indicated in picture two.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard up and out of the phone case There is a black cable under the motherboard that must be disconnected while the motherboard is still in the phone It can easily be disconnected with your fingers
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard up and out of the phone case

    • There is a black cable under the motherboard that must be disconnected while the motherboard is still in the phone

    • It can easily be disconnected with your fingers

    • Note: During this process the mute and power buttons may fall out of the phone. Do not panic this is completely normal. Set them aside in a safe place until reassembly.

  • The motherboard has now been completely removed

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Insert your plastic pry in the gap at the top of the phone above the speaker.
  • Insert your plastic pry in the gap at the top of the phone above the speaker.

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Gently pry the speaker until it comes out of its holder.  This should not take a lot of force to do. Gently pry the speaker until it comes out of its holder.  This should not take a lot of force to do. Gently pry the speaker until it comes out of its holder.  This should not take a lot of force to do.
  • Gently pry the speaker until it comes out of its holder. This should not take a lot of force to do.

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The speaker can be gently lifted off the phone and set aside for cleaning, repair, or replacement.
  • The speaker can be gently lifted off the phone and set aside for cleaning, repair, or replacement.

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Conclusion

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

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