Introduction

Removing the battery.

Use the plastic opening tool to remove the 4 buttons on each corner of the Sidekick.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the 4 buttons on each corner of the Sidekick.

  • Gently pry open button and remove button.

  • Do this for each of the 3 buttons remaining.

The bumpers on the top and bottom of the phone can be removed by simply "peeling" them off. The bumpers on the top and bottom of the phone can be removed by simply "peeling" them off.
  • The bumpers on the top and bottom of the phone can be removed by simply "peeling" them off.

Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 4 screws that are underneath the 4 buttons you removed in step one.
  • Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 4 screws that are underneath the 4 buttons you removed in step one.

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Flip the screen up halfway (90 degrees), to reveal the 2 screws above the right side of the keyboard.
  • Flip the screen up halfway (90 degrees), to reveal the 2 screws above the right side of the keyboard.

  • Use the Torx 6 screwdriver to remove these 2 screws.

  • Be careful in handling the phone after removing the screws, because the two main bodies of the phone are no longer attached.

After removing the 6 screws and both bumpers, the phone will be easy to separate into the two main bodies.
  • After removing the 6 screws and both bumpers, the phone will be easy to separate into the two main bodies.

  • You can use your hands to simply pull apart the top casing from the bottom casing.

Remove the 5 screws using the Torx 6 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 5 screws using the Torx 6 Screwdriver.

Separate control board from housing using your fingers.
  • Separate control board from housing using your fingers.

Lightly pry upward on battery and back plate, and remove.
  • Lightly pry upward on battery and back plate, and remove.

  • Do not use metal tool to pry. Use your fingers.

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