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.

Before you begin it's always good to ground yourself to eliminate the risk for shock.
  • 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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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.
  • 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. Next, using a Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws from the back of the device.
  • Next, using a Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws from the back of the device.

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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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This images shows the two halves separated.
  • 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. The microphone is carefully lifted from its bracket, and the motherboard is carefully removed.
  • The microphone is carefully lifted from its bracket, and the motherboard is carefully removed.

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Then  the keyboard is simply pushed out.
  • Then the keyboard is simply pushed out.

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

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