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

No parts required.

  1. Turn off the phone using the "Power Button" located on the left side of the phone.
    • Turn off the phone using the "Power Button" located on the left side of the phone.

    • Slide your fingernail along the edge of the device and pull at the plastic backing as shown in the figure.

      • While pulling at the backing, you will hear a snap. This means it is coming off the phone.

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  2. After hearing the snap, pull at the plastic backing gently to remove it.
    • After hearing the snap, pull at the plastic backing gently to remove it.

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    • Remove the battery from the device by pulling up on the battery edge.

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

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    • Remove the seven screws from the back of the phone using the Phillips screwdriver.

    • Separate the back housing from the silver trim around the phone using a prying tool.

      • While separating the two pieces, most of the buttons (including the power button) will fall out. Be sure to keep track of the buttons and use them for reassembly.

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    • If it did not fall out in the previous step, remove the power button using tweezers.

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

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Conclusion

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

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