Introduction

Step-by-step guild to replacing your old worn out keyboard buttons.

Image 1/1: While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).
  • Press button on back of phone below camera.

  • While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).

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Image 1/1: Lift battery up and out gently.
  • Grasp the battery near the bottom with two fingers.

  • Lift battery up and out gently.

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  • Using an iPod opening tool, remove the screw cover in the top left corner by lifting it up.

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Image 1/1: The upper right screw is 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six screws on the back of the phone. Three are evenly spaced on each side.

  • The upper right screw is 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.

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Image 1/2: There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone. Image 2/2: There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.
  • Slide the iPod opening tool into the seam on the side of the phone and turn it slightly to unhook the eight clips.

  • There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to remove the front panel. It is still connected to the phone chassis by a ribbon cable located in the bottom right side of the motherboard.
  • Once all eight of the clips have been unhooked, lift the back panel off of the phone.

  • Be careful not to remove the front panel. It is still connected to the phone chassis by a ribbon cable located in the bottom right side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Carefully remove the ribbon.
  • Using an iPod opening tool, unlatch the ribbon cable located in the lower right corner of the motherboard.

  • Carefully remove the ribbon.

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  • Remove the front faceplate.

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  • Grasp the rubber keyboard in the corner with your fingers and lift to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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