Introduction

This guide will provide a step-by-step procedure for replacing the front function keys on your Samsung Rogue.

Image 1/2: With your thumbs, push down on the back cover of your phone and slide it away from the camera. Image 2/2: With your thumbs, push down on the back cover of your phone and slide it away from the camera.
  • Before disassembling your Samsung Rogue, make sure it is powered off.

  • With your thumbs, push down on the back cover of your phone and slide it away from the camera.

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  • You can now remove the battery by prying it up with your finger.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry the back cover surrounding the camera up from the phone.

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  • Remove the five 3.4mm Philips screws securing the backing of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Make sure you are prying along the edge and not between the two halves of the phone that slide away from each other. Image 2/3: Be careful to not drop the volume changing piece, for it can easily slip out. Image 3/3: Be careful to not drop the volume changing piece, for it can easily slip out.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the back cover.

  • Make sure you are prying along the edge and not between the two halves of the phone that slide away from each other.

  • Be careful to not drop the volume changing piece, for it can easily slip out.

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  • Remove the two 3.45 mm Philips screws below the white sticker.

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Image 1/2: The film of wires is still attached to the motherboard, so do not completely remove the motherboard just yet or you may damage it. Image 2/2: The film of wires is still attached to the motherboard, so do not completely remove the motherboard just yet or you may damage it.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard up from the bottom edge.

  • The film of wires is still attached to the motherboard, so do not completely remove the motherboard just yet or you may damage it.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the film from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the eight 1.7mm Philips screws above the keyboard.

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  • Carefully remove keyboard frame from the sliding mechanisms underneath.

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  • Remove the five 3.0mm Philips screws around the outside of the sliding mechanisms.

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Image 1/3: Be careful of the film of wires when taking off the upper slide plate. Image 2/3: Be careful of the film of wires when taking off the upper slide plate. Image 3/3: Be careful of the film of wires when taking off the upper slide plate.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the upper slide plate.

  • Be careful of the film of wires when taking off the upper slide plate.

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Image 1/3: With the same tweezers, carefully pull out the orange strips from the two specified gates. Image 2/3: With the same tweezers, carefully pull out the orange strips from the two specified gates. Image 3/3: With the same tweezers, carefully pull out the orange strips from the two specified gates.
  • Use tweezers to open the two black gates by putting them in the "up" position.

  • With the same tweezers, carefully pull out the orange strips from the two specified gates.

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Image 1/3: At this point you can easily lift out the rubber function key pad as well. Image 2/3: At this point you can easily lift out the rubber function key pad as well. Image 3/3: At this point you can easily lift out the rubber function key pad as well.
  • Using tweezers, gently remove the bottom orange strip from the device.

  • At this point you can easily lift out the rubber function key pad as well.

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Image 1/3: 1) Use a plastic phone opening tool to pry out the piece from the front of the phone. Image 2/3: 2) Simply pop out the piece from the inside by pushing on its tabs. Image 3/3: 2) Simply pop out the piece from the inside by pushing on its tabs.
  • There are two ways you can take out the front function keys:

  • 1) Use a plastic phone opening tool to pry out the piece from the front of the phone.

  • 2) Simply pop out the piece from the inside by pushing on its tabs.

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Conclusion

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

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