Introduction

Complete teardown of Sidekick II

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sidekick II, use our service manual.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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    • Take the screws out using the Torx 6 screwdriver.

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

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    • 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.

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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.

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    • Here are all of the pieces that you have disassembled

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michael albaum

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nice job from a former geek

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