Introduction

This guide will walk you through the steps to remove and replace the front panel on a Palm T|X.

  1. Orient the device so that the display faces forward.
    • Orient the device so that the display faces forward.

    • Remove the stylus from the right side.

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  2. Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.
    • Turn over the device so that the back panel faces forward.

    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the four 6.35mm corner screws.

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    • Rotate the device so that the display faces forward.

    • Insert a plastic opening tool with the angled tip pointing downward into the crevice on the left side of the device.

    • Pry along the crevice to loosen the back panel.

    • Repeat this process for the right side.

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    • Carefully pry the back panel to open the device.

    • Be careful not to break the wire that connects the battery pack to the motherboard.

    • When reassembling, snap the back panel back into place and then insert the top cover.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to peel the battery pack from the back panel.

    • The battery pack is glued to the back panel so removing it may require considerable effort.

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    • Pull straight up on the ribbon cables located on the bottom right of the motherboard to disconnect them.

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    • Lift the mother board out of the device.

    • A weak adhesive attaches the motherboard to the device.

    • The red wire in the picture will not be attached to your device at this point.

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    • Orient the device sideways, as shown in the picture.

    • Lightly push the front of the display to separate it from the front panel.

    • The battery in the picture will not be attached to the device at this point.

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    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the 7.75mm screws at the bottom of the device.

    • It may take some manipulation to remove the screws.

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    • Lift the button and connector assembly from the front panel.

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    • Lift the rubber buttons off the front panel.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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