Sidekick II Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

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Complete teardown of Sidekick II

Edit Step 1 Outer Casing  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Outer Casing  ¶ 

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the 4 buttons on each corner of the Sidekick.

  • Gently pry open button and remove button.

  • Do this for each of the 3 buttons remaining.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • The bumpers on the top and bottom of the phone can be removed by simply "peeling" them off.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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  • Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 4 screws that are underneath the 4 buttons you removed in step one.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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  • Flip the screen up halfway (90 degrees), to reveal the 2 screws above the right side of the keyboard.

  • Use the Torx 6 screwdriver to remove these 2 screws.

  • Be careful in handling the phone after removing the screws, because the two main bodies of the phone are no longer attached.

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  • After removing the 6 screws and both bumpers, the phone will be easy to separate into the two main bodies.

  • You can use your hands to simply pull apart the top casing from the bottom casing.

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  • Remove screen from casing.

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  • Remove 4 screws from back of screen using Torx 6 Screwdriver.

  • Pry screen out of casing using fingers.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove 4 screws from front of screen with Phillip screwdrivers.

  • Peel off the metal covering on the back of the screen.

  • Be careful when taking off the metal covering. The orange ribbon will not come out all the way, and it is fragile.

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  • Remove the protective cover in front of the screen.

  • Do not use metal tools, you may damage the protective cover or the screen. Use your fingers only.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Take the screws out using the Torx 6 screwdriver.

  • Then lift the thumb wheel and housing off of the front panel.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Remove 2 black "rivets" from back of casing with the plastic opening tool.

  • Press keyboard out of front of casing using thumbs. Don't press too hard as you may break the board.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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  • Remove the 5 black screws with a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Lift the bottom of the control board from housing, and separate the two.

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  • Carefully remove battery and back plate.

  • Do not use metal tools, you may damage the control board. Use only your fingers.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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  • Here are all of the pieces that you have disassembled

Required Tools

T6 Torx Screwdriver

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T6 Torx Screwdriver

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Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Plastic Opening Tools

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