Introduction

Introduction

This guide will teach readers on how to replace the face plate of their Samsung SGH-X495. It will explain how to identify push pins and tabs and also how to remove them.

First, remove the 2 silver stickers (as indicated by the circles) with a a safety or push pin to reveal 2 screws.
  • First, remove the 2 silver stickers (as indicated by the circles) with a a safety or push pin to reveal 2 screws.

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Remove the 2 (5.6 mm) philips head screws with your safety or push pin.
  • Remove the 2 (5.6 mm) philips head screws with your safety or push pin.

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As shown above, with a plastic pry tool, begin working at the top corner and down each side.  The face plate has 10 tabs that hook into the phone's body. Before removing the 2 tabs on the bottom, the 3 tabs on either side must be free first.
  • As shown above, with a plastic pry tool, begin working at the top corner and down each side. The face plate has 10 tabs that hook into the phone's body.

  • Before removing the 2 tabs on the bottom, the 3 tabs on either side must be free first.

  • Note: The bottom 2 are the most challenging to remove.

    • Note: When reassembling start with the bottom two tabs.

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Continue down each side toward the bottom with your pry tool. Note: It may help to use multiple pry tools to help hold it open.
  • Continue down each side toward the bottom with your pry tool.

  • Note: It may help to use multiple pry tools to help hold it open.

  • Second photo: location of the tabs.

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With 8 tabs released, the face plate is nearly free. With the phone in your left hand, gently wiggle the face plate from side to side and push the face place upward.
  • With 8 tabs released, the face plate is nearly free.

  • With the phone in your left hand, gently wiggle the face plate from side to side and push the face place upward.

  • Note: A strip of double sided tape holds the faceplate, so expect some resistance

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Conclusion

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

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