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.

Turn off the phone using the "Power Button". The Power button is located on the left side of the phone and has a circle on it.
  • Turn off the phone using the "Power Button". The Power button is located on the left side of the phone and has a circle on it.

  • To remove the back panel of the phone, slide your fingernail along the edge of the device and pull at the panel as shown in the figure. While pulling at it along the edge you will hear a snap. That snap tells you that the panel is coming off the phone.

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After hearing the snap you should be able to remove the plastic backing by pulling at it gently.
  • After hearing the snap you should be able to remove the plastic backing by pulling at it gently.

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Remove the battery from the device by pulling up on the battery edge.
  • 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.
  • Remove the memory card from the device by gently sliding it out of its holder.

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Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven screws from the back of the phone. Using a prying tool, separate the back housing from the silver trim around the phone.
  • Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven screws from the back of the phone.

  • Using a prying tool, separate the back housing from the silver trim around the phone.

    • 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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Using the tweezers carefully remove the power button. At this point, you can replace the button with a new one.
  • Using the tweezers carefully remove the power button.

  • 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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