Introduction

This guide will take you step by step through the process of replacing the battery in the Palm Tungsten T3.

  1. Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws on either side of the device, on the sliding handwriting panel.
    • Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws on either side of the device, on the sliding handwriting panel.

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  2. Slide out the handwriting panel.
    • Slide out the handwriting panel.

    • Insert a paper clip into the two marked small holes on the back and push downwards while pulling the handwriting panel gently.

    • You should see the buttons connector, like the third picture.

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    • Gently remove the handwriting panel from the device.

    • Be careful - it's still connected by the button cable. Peel the cable from the device carefully with a spudger - it is attached with a little bit of adhesive.

    • Carefully remove the connector and set the handwriting panel aside.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws on the back of the device.

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    • Unscrew the two small Phillips #00 screws at the other end of the device.

    • A small metal part will fall out of the device from the other side. Keep hold of this - you won't be able to put these screws back in without it.

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    • Using a spudger, gently separate the back casing from the rest of the device.

    • Be careful - the back casing contains the battery, which is connected by a very thin battery cable.

    There is an additional loose metal device which will or can come out. I believe it is to go at the bottom of the stylus hole. But there is no info in these directions. Ned to place it with the clip part at thebottom and make sure it stays there when reassembling. I put mine in upside down only to have to start over again to correct it. Author needs to edit or add a picture showing its correct placement.

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    • Lay the two halves side by side.

    • The battery is usually held to the case by a small amount of adhesive. Carefully peel it up with a spudger.

    • Lay the back case aside.

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    • You should now be left with the front panel and the battery.

    • Gently disconnect the battery connector. It's very small and the pins are very delicate, so be careful not to bend it.

    • When you install the new battery, you may find it useful to secure it to the back casing with some blu-tack, double-sided tape or even a small amount of glue.

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    • When reassembling your device, remember to place the small metal part on the front of the device and hold it while you insert the two small screws.

    • The screws won't stay in unless they're screwed into this metal part.

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Conclusion

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

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The only thing I would add is before replacing the battery, be sure to backup your device since disconnecting the battery will do a total reset.

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