A brief guide on how to replace the battery for your Palm V

Lay device face down on surface.
  • Lay device face down on surface.

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Heat the left and top edges with hairdryer for one minute.
  • Heat the left and top edges with hairdryer for one minute.

  • Move hairdryer back and forth to evenly heat up surface.

  • Caution: directly heating the screen can melt or distort the screen.

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  • Use tweezers to hold Palm right side down on it's side.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open front and back casing.

  • If you are unable to open you may need to heat with hairdryer for longer.

  • Be sure not to touch case directly with fingers, it will be hot!

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  • Leave plastic opening tools in between front and back casing.

  • Rotate Palm and repeat steps 2 and 3 for right and back edges.

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  • Now pry open front and back casing with plastic opening tools.

  • Separate front and back casing completely.

  • Power button will fall off once front and back casing have been removed. Be sure not to lose it.

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  • In order to seperate the screen from the motherboard you must disconnect the ribbon attached to the screen.

  • To do this, using tweezers, flip up the cable clamp that is connecting the ribbon to the screen.

  • Once the clamp is up you can use the tweezers to gently detach the ribbon.

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  • Now you must flip up the adjacent clamp as well, using tweezers like before.

  • After the clamp is flipped you can gently remove the second ribbon with tweezers.

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  • Before removing the screen you must detach one more wire, the battery connector.

  • Using the tweezers, squeeze the connector attached to the wire and genlty pull.

  • Do not pull from the wire.

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  • Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through.

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  • Lay screen face down so the battery is facing upwards.

  • Cover the upper back portion of the device so the battery is the only exposed part.

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  • Use the hairdryer to heat each side of the battery for at least 30 seconds.

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  • Using the tweezers or the spudger, pry off the battery from the screen.

  • If battery is not coming off, reheat sides and reattempt to remove.

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

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