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Introduction

Teardown of the Samsung Evergreen, an allegedly environmentally friendly phone featuring a full QWERTY keyboard. Watch and be amazed!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Evergreen SGH-A667, use our service manual.

  1. Teardown of Samsung's environmentally friendly full keyboard messaging phone. Teardown of Samsung's environmentally friendly full keyboard messaging phone.
  2. Begin by prying off the rear battery-access panel.
    • Begin by prying off the rear battery-access panel.

  3. Remove battery pack and SIM card. Remove the seven screws marked in red.
    • Remove battery pack and SIM card.

    • Remove the seven screws marked in red.

  4. Pry the case away from the body of the phone. Be gentle around the volume control, micro USB, and micro SD ports. Pry the case away from the body of the phone. Be gentle around the volume control, micro USB, and micro SD ports.
    • Pry the case away from the body of the phone. Be gentle around the volume control, micro USB, and micro SD ports.

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  6. Camera Keyboard ribbon connector
    • Camera

    • Keyboard ribbon connector

    • Microphone

    • Remove the two screws marked in red to free the EMI shielding.

  7. The keyboard ribbon strings each of the pieces together, but the keypad flops right out on its own.
    • The keyboard ribbon strings each of the pieces together, but the keypad flops right out on its own.

  8. Remove the six screws marked in red; they hold the keyboard to the sliding mechanism. Remove the six screws marked in red; they hold the keyboard to the sliding mechanism.
    • Remove the six screws marked in red; they hold the keyboard to the sliding mechanism.

  9. Huzzah the sliding carriage is free—what's that? The funk of forty thousand years? This part of the phone never sees the light of day! Remove the six screws circled in red. Sometimes this screw is hidden by the ribbon cable!
    • Huzzah the sliding carriage is free—what's that? The funk of forty thousand years? This part of the phone never sees the light of day!

    • Remove the six screws circled in red.

    • Sometimes this screw is hidden by the ribbon cable!

  10. More plastic clips means a little more finagling to pry the front case off. The work pays off with a snappy line-up. The work pays off with a snappy line-up.
    • More plastic clips means a little more finagling to pry the front case off.

    • The work pays off with a snappy line-up.

  11. Gently flex the faceplate to loosen the adhesive's hold on the screen. After loosening all edges, begin to peel the LCD from the plastic. When in doubt, stop, look, and listen; just like crossing the street.
    • Gently flex the faceplate to loosen the adhesive's hold on the screen.

    • After loosening all edges, begin to peel the LCD from the plastic. When in doubt, stop, look, and listen; just like crossing the street.

  12. The sum of its parts
    • The sum of its parts

    • Use these steps in reverse to reassemble—a method tried and true!

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