Introduction

Repair guide on how to replace the keypad in a Samsung SPH-A500.

Image 1/1: Push the gray tab above the battery forward to remove the battery.
  • Turn phone over

  • Push the gray tab above the battery forward to remove the battery.

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  • Remove the battery from the phone, which will reveal four screws at the corners of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Note: The screws do not need to be completely removed from the case, as long as they are unscrewed.
  • Remove all four screws using a small Philips screwdriver.

  • Note: The screws do not need to be completely removed from the case, as long as they are unscrewed.

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Image 1/1: Note: Some force may be required.
  • Remove back cover by carefully prying it open.

  • Note: Some force may be required.

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  • Pull the side tabs outward while simultaneously lifting up the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: WARNING: DO NOT completely remove circuit board from the phone, since it is still attached at the top of the phone.
  • Lift circuit board from the bottom of the phone.

  • WARNING: DO NOT completely remove circuit board from the phone, since it is still attached at the top of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Lift the rubber keypad off.
  • Flip the circuit board around the top of the phone.

  • Lift the rubber keypad off.

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  • Replace the keypad.

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Conclusion

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

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