Introduction

Before accessing the keypad, several prerequisite steps are required. This guide will show you how to disassemble the device in order to access and maintain or remove and replace the keypad.

  1. Begin the disassembly by placing your Sony Ericsson QuickShare T630 on a flat surface.
    • Begin the disassembly by placing your Sony Ericsson QuickShare T630 on a flat surface.

  2. Slide the protective panel on the backside of the phone downward and remove it entirely, revealing the battery underneath. Slide the protective panel on the backside of the phone downward and remove it entirely, revealing the battery underneath.
    • Slide the protective panel on the backside of the phone downward and remove it entirely, revealing the battery underneath.

  3. Slide the battery upward to remove.
    • Slide the battery upward to remove.

  4. Remove the rubber plug located near the camera by gently prying upward with your fingers. Gently lift the camera shield after removal of the rubber plug.
    • Remove the rubber plug located near the camera by gently prying upward with your fingers.

    • Gently lift the camera shield after removal of the rubber plug.

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  6. Pry the remaining panel to loosen its contact to the phone using a spudger. Slide the panel upward to remove it completely.
    • Pry the remaining panel to loosen its contact to the phone using a spudger.

    • Slide the panel upward to remove it completely.

    • These steps will require a slight appliance of force.

  7. Slide the aerial upward to remove it.
    • Slide the aerial upward to remove it.

  8. Locate screws on four corners of device Remove the screws
    • Locate screws on four corners of device

    • Remove the screws

  9. Gently lift and remove the front panel of the phone after removing the screws. Gently lift and remove the front panel of the phone after removing the screws.
    • Gently lift and remove the front panel of the phone after removing the screws.

  10. This step is NOT required for joystick maintenance or keypad maintenance and replacement! Continue on to step 10 if you are attempting to achieve either of these goals. Slowly lift the screen to reveal the green circuit ribbon connecting the screen to the phone. Gently pull the ribbon from the circuit/
    • This step is NOT required for joystick maintenance or keypad maintenance and replacement! Continue on to step 10 if you are attempting to achieve either of these goals.

    • Slowly lift the screen to reveal the green circuit ribbon connecting the screen to the phone.

    • Gently pull the ribbon from the circuit/

    • Remove the now disconnected screen.

  11. Remove the keyboard by slowly pulling it away from the circuit board. There are no direct connections between the keyboard and phone. These are all of the parts covered in this disassembly that make up the Sony Ericsson QuickShare T630.
    • Remove the keyboard by slowly pulling it away from the circuit board.

      • There are no direct connections between the keyboard and phone.

      • These are all of the parts covered in this disassembly that make up the Sony Ericsson QuickShare T630.

  12. After wetting the cotton swab with the rubbing alcohol, rub the keypad with the swab until the buttons are clean. Dry out the keypad by placing it on a flat surface before reassembling the device.
    • After wetting the cotton swab with the rubbing alcohol, rub the keypad with the swab until the buttons are clean.

    • Dry out the keypad by placing it on a flat surface before reassembling the device.

  13. If the keypad is beyond maintenance, replacement is simple.
Conclusion

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

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