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

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Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver. Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard using tweezers.
  • 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.
  • 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. Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.
  • Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.

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

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Remove blue tape using the tweezers. Remove blue tape using the tweezers.
  • Remove blue tape using the tweezers.

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Remove screws using the #00 screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Set the front plate down. Now you have free access to the keyboard.
  • 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.
  • 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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