Introduction

How to replace the keyboard on a Samsung Captivate Glide.

Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off.
  • Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off.

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Remove battery with plastic opening tool or finger.
  • Remove battery with plastic opening tool or finger.

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  • Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the back plate using the plastic opening tool.

  • There is a lip on each side, and both must be pried up.

  • You can work your way around the edges after prying the two sides.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone.

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  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard using tweezers.

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  • Remove the single screw connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone by using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.

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  • Remove the eight screws using the #00 screw driver.

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  • Remove blue tape using the tweezers.

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  • Remove screws using the #00 screwdriver.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the back plate by prying on the four main points.

  • You may encounter difficultly at certain points. Work the plastic opening tool along the edge to keep back plate from closing again.

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  • Lift the back plate.

  • To remove the attached flex cable, gently peel the flex cable connecting to the back plate.

  • Flex cable is attached to the back plate with an adhesive.

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  • Slide the flex cable through the slot.

  • Set the front plate down. Now you have free access to the keyboard.

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  • Manually lift the keyboard and replace with new keyboard.

  • Make sure the new keyboard is placed with the keyboard letters facing down, and the white back facing up.

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Conclusion

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

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