Introduction

Use this guide to remove the old keyboard and install a new one.

Image 1/1: Lift the cover off of the phone.
  • Slide the battery cover downwards with pressure focused on the center of the cover.

  • Lift the cover off of the phone.

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  • Grasp the bottom left and right corners of the battery and lift it from its housing.

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  • Remove the four black 7.30 mm screws surrounding the battery housing using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Insert the Plastic Opening Tool in between the front and rear cases. Image 2/3: Pry with the Plastic Opening Tool around all edges of the phone until you free all the clips. Image 3/3: Pry with the Plastic Opening Tool around all edges of the phone until you free all the clips.
  • The rear case is firmly attached to the phone with clips. Do not be afraid to use a little extra force.

  • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool in between the front and rear cases.

  • Pry with the Plastic Opening Tool around all edges of the phone until you free all the clips.

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  • Lift the rear case off of the phone.

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  • Remove the two silver 4.30 mm screws on either side of the antenna using a Phillip's #00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to remove the wire connector under the antenna. Image 2/3: Use a spudger to remove the wire connector under the antenna. Image 3/3: Use a spudger to remove the wire connector under the antenna.
  • There is a wire under the antenna connecting it to the Motherboard. Do not pull off the antenna just yet.

  • Use a spudger to remove the wire connector under the antenna.

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Image 1/1: Remove the silver 4.50 mm screw located below the speaker using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the two black 7.30 mm screws on the top right and left corners of the Motherboard using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • Remove the silver 4.50 mm screw located below the speaker using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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  • Use the spudger to detach the speaker ribbon cable.

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  • Lift the speaker out of its compartment.

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  • Remove the power and volume buttons on the right side of the Motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Lift the camera off of the Motherboard. Image 2/2: Lift the camera off of the Motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to detach the camera ribbon cable.

  • Lift the camera off of the Motherboard.

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  • Use a spudger to disconnect the white antenna wire on the bottom right corner of the Motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to carefully pull the ribbon cables away from the ZIF connectors. Image 2/3: Use a spudger to carefully pull the ribbon cables away from the ZIF connectors. Image 3/3: Use a spudger to carefully pull the ribbon cables away from the ZIF connectors.
  • Use a Plastic Opening Tool to lift the flaps of the ZIF connectors to release the ribbon cables near the bottom of the Motherboard.

  • Use a spudger to carefully pull the ribbon cables away from the ZIF connectors.

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Image 1/2: Insert the Plastic Opening Tool under the upper left corner of the Motherboard to help reveal the ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Use a spudger to disconnect the Motherboard ribbon cable.
  • There is a ribbon cable under the Motherboard connecting it to the LCD. Do not pull off the Motherboard just yet.

  • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool under the upper left corner of the Motherboard to help reveal the ribbon cable.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the Motherboard ribbon cable.

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  • Lift the Motherboard off of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Insert the Plastic Opening Tool between the LCD frame and the front case of the phone. Image 2/3: Slide the Plastic Opening Tool around the LCD frame to detach all of the clips. Image 3/3: Slide the Plastic Opening Tool around the LCD frame to detach all of the clips.
  • The LCD frame is firmly attached to the phone with clips. Do not be afraid to use a little extra force.

  • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool between the LCD frame and the front case of the phone.

  • Slide the Plastic Opening Tool around the LCD frame to detach all of the clips.

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  • Lift up the LCD frame.

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Image 1/3: The keyboard and directional keys are glued separately to the LCD frame. Image 2/3: Insert the spudger between the keyboard and the frame. Image 3/3: Peel the keyboard off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame.
  • The keyboard ribbon cable passes through the LCD frame. Be careful not to rip the ribbon cable when removing the keyboard.

  • The keyboard and directional keys are glued separately to the LCD frame.

  • Insert the spudger between the keyboard and the frame.

  • Peel the keyboard off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame.

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Image 1/3: Peel the directional keys off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame. Image 2/3: Peel the directional keys off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame. Image 3/3: Peel the directional keys off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame.
  • Insert the spudger between the directional keys and the frame.

  • Peel the directional keys off by sliding the spudger back and forth across the LCD frame.

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Conclusion

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

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