Introduction

The following guidelines will show the step-by-step procedure on how to remove and replace the Sony Clie thumb dial.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. First, place the device with the screen side facing down. Remove the 2 screws from the thumb dial panel located on the upper right hand side.
    • First, place the device with the screen side facing down. Remove the 2 screws from the thumb dial panel located on the upper right hand side.

  2. Remove the screw  directly above the thumb dial panel.
    • Remove the screw directly above the thumb dial panel.

  3. Remove the screw from thumb dial panel on the right handed side of the device.
    • Remove the screw from thumb dial panel on the right handed side of the device.

  4. Remove screw from lower right side of the device.
    • Remove screw from lower right side of the device.

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  6. Remove 1 screw from the lower left side of the device.
    • Remove 1 screw from the lower left side of the device.

  7. On the bottom of the device, remove both the left and right screws.
    • On the bottom of the device, remove both the left and right screws.

  8. Remove the thumb dial panel by sliding it away from the device.
    • Remove the thumb dial panel by sliding it away from the device.

  9. Remove the back panel exposing the inside of the device.
    • Remove the back panel exposing the inside of the device.

  10. Locate thumb dial on top right side of the board.
    • Locate thumb dial on top right side of the board.

  11. Follow ribbon wire to locate where it plugs into the board.  The plug is a flat black square.
    • Follow ribbon wire to locate where it plugs into the board. The plug is a flat black square.

  12. Pull plug straight up to remove from board.
    • Pull plug straight up to remove from board.

Conclusion

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

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