Introduction

To take the key board out for replacement.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Remove screen from case Remove screen from case
  • Remove screen from case

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Remove both black "rivets" from the back of the case with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove both black "rivets" from the back of the case with the plastic opening tool.

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Push keyboard out of the front of the casing with your thumbs.
  • Push keyboard out of the front of the casing with your thumbs.

  • Make sure not to press too hard; you may break the board.

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