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Palm TX Back Panel Replacement

How to remove the back panel of the Palm T|X.

  • Author: Spencer Lewson
  • Time estimate: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Removing the back panel allows you to access the various parts of the Palm T|X PDA.

Step 1 Back Panel  ¶ 

Orient the device so that the display faces forward. Remove the stylus from the right side.

Step 1 Back Panel  ¶ 

  • Orient the device so that the display faces forward.

  • Remove the stylus from the right side.

Step 2  ¶ 

Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.

  • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 6.35mm corner screws.

Step 3  ¶ 

Rotate the device so that the display faces forward. Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Rotate the device so that the display faces forward.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device.

  • Pry along the crevice to loosen the back panel.

  • Repeat this process for the right side.

Step 4  ¶ 

Carefully pry the back panel to open the device. Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Carefully pry the back panel to open the device.

  • Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard.

  • When reassembling, snap the back panel back into place and then insert the top cover.

Step 5  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to peel the battery pack from the back panel. The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to peel the battery pack from the back panel.

  • The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort.