Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

Complete teardown of Sidekick II

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

Image 1/1: Gently pry open button and remove button.
  • 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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  • 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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Image 1/1: Use the Torx 6 screwdriver to remove these 2 screws.
  • 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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Image 1/1: You can use your hands to simply pull apart the top casing from the bottom casing.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pry screen out of casing using fingers.
  • Remove 4 screws from back of screen using Torx 6 Screwdriver.

  • Pry screen out of casing using fingers.

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Image 1/3: Peel off the metal covering on the back of the screen.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Do not use metal tools, you may damage the protective cover or the screen.  Use your fingers only.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Then lift the thumb wheel and housing off of the front panel.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Press keyboard out of front of casing using thumbs.  Don't press too hard as you may break the board.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Lift the bottom of the control board from housing, and separate the two.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Do not use metal tools, you may damage the control board.  Use only your fingers.
  • 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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One Comment

nice job from a former geek

Jared Boies - Reply

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