components, so after a few requests I have decided to create a guide on
how to take the phone apart.
These are all new pictures which include the never seen before keyboard stripped down to expose the circuit layout.
To open the main body of the phone you need a T5 Torx screwdriver
(I have posted in the past saying a T4 but later found out that was due to my old driver being worn out :oops:)
Remove the four screws, then you need a small flat bladed screwdriver to
unclip the two retaining clips in the middle sides of the body see below pointing to one of the clips, the other one is on the oppersite side.
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Once you have uncliped the cover, lift back from the battery cover release end to remove the cover out of the way.
Now you can see the SD card socket
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After removing the screen connector strip, can be lifted out of the way
to expose the Keypad buttons and keypad membrane side of the circuitboard. You can also see the internal battery.
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The metal keypad membrane support plate can be carefully lifted to show the components underneath.
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This next part I do not recommend anyone to try unless you want to risk destroying the keypad. I removed the membrane from the backing plate
and then proceded to seperate the top memberane from the circuitboard.
As you can see this is the matix layout of the keypad.
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keypad_board_back.jpg 48.39KB 357 downloads
I went this far in my testing to find the actual cause of the DownLeft problem on the main controller.
Now to move on to the Flip section of the phone.
On the display side there are four rubber plugs, remove these and then the T5 Tork srews underneath them.
Now the hard part, there are two clips either side of the case which have to be lifted very carefully with a small thin blade. You have to be carefull
otherwise you will mark the case as the top cover is plastic.
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Once you have done this on the hinge is another clip, lift the cover from the top (speaker end) and carefully slide the cover towards the hinge.
Failure to do this will result in the clip being broken off.
You can also see in this picture the vibrate motor and the magnet used for activating the main screen on and off.
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Once you have the cover removed unclip the connector cable then you
can lift out the display circuitry.
Note in the two pictures the earpiece speaker and hands free speaker are one component mounted back to back.
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