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Introduction

This guide details how to install a new power button into your Samsung Epic 4G. Directions are provided for both disassembly and reassembly.

Parts

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  1. Slide your fingernail along the edge of the device and pull at the plastic backing.
    • Slide your fingernail along the edge of the device and pull at the plastic backing.

    • While pulling the plastic backing apart from the device, you will hear a snap sound which signals that the backing has detached.

  2. Pull at the plastic backing gently to remove it after hearing the snap sound.
    • Pull at the plastic backing gently to remove it after hearing the snap sound.

  3. Remove the battery from the device by pulling the battery edge upwards.
    • Remove the battery from the device by pulling the battery edge upwards.

  4. Locate the memory card on the upper right-hand corner of the device.
    • Locate the memory card on the upper right-hand corner of the device.

    • Remove the memory card from the device by gently sliding it out of its holder with your fingers.

  5. Remove the seven screws from the back of the phone using the Phillips #000 screwdriver. Separate the backing from the silver trim around the phone by using a nylon spudger to pry between the two components.
    • Remove the seven screws from the back of the phone using the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Separate the backing from the silver trim around the phone by using a nylon spudger to pry between the two components.

    • While separating the two components, most of the buttons (including the power button) will fall out.

  6. Remove the power button using tweezers if it did not fall out in the previous step. At this point, you can replace the power button with a new one from a manufacturer.
    • Remove the power button using tweezers if it did not fall out in the previous step.

    • At this point, you can replace the power button with a new one from a manufacturer.

Conclusion

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

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