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Introduction

This guide will give you a quick look inside the Samsung GT-E2120 (a.k.a E2120). It shows how the phone comes apart and will give you a quick look inside. This teardown should not be used as a dissasembaly guide.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung GT-E2120, use our service manual.

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  • Before you begin it's always good to ground yourself to eliminate the risk for shock.

Remove the first bullet.

Whenever opening a device it's always good to ground yourself.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery along with the sim card and Micro-SD card.
  • Using your thumb, press down on the back of the device in a downward motion to open the back cover.

  • Remove the battery along with the sim card and Micro-SD card.

  • This phone can take up to a 2GB Micro-SD card and is great for storing music. It even has a FM radio!

Slide open the back cover by pressing your thumb in a downward motion.

Then remove the battery along with the SIM card and Micro-SD card.

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  • Next, using a Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws from the back of the device.

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Image 1/3: These clips can be found at the points marked in red.
  • For this step a matal spudger is used to release the clips along the bottom, top, and sides of the phone.

  • These clips can be found at the points marked in red.

  • Working from the top down, gently prying at the case the clips are easily dislodged.

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Image 1/2: This can be made a tad easier by using the pointed end of the spudger to get in and under the case.
  • When the bottom of the phone is reached it is a bit harder to pull the bottom clips off.

  • This can be made a tad easier by using the pointed end of the spudger to get in and under the case.

  • Once the case is lifted up slightly, you can get enough purchase under the clip and lift it off.

  • Be careful so you dont damage the motherboard!

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Image 1/1: The camera located in the blue square is a VGA 640X480 resolution color camera.
  • This images shows the two halves separated.

  • The camera located in the blue square is a VGA 640X480 resolution color camera.

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  • The microphone is carefully lifted from its bracket, and the motherboard is carefully removed.

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Image 1/1: The Phone includes a 65K CSTN color screen with a 128X128 resolution.
  • Then the keyboard is simply pushed out.

  • The Phone includes a 65K CSTN color screen with a 128X128 resolution.

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