Thursday, December 01, 2005

How to dismantle SP3/C500

This is my version:

1. you will need T6 screwdriver, 2 philips screw drivers, and a thin plastic card.

2. remove the back cover, battery, simcard, mini sd card, and the rubber just above the camera from your phone.
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3. insert a screwdriver inside the right rectangular hole just above the terminals for the battery and push, while simultaneously pulling the top cover. You will feel the top cover pop up a little. Do this again on the left rectangular hole.
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4. Remove the flower (Torx) screws using your T6 screwdriver. There are 6 screws.
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5. Use the thin plastic card and slide it in between the front and back cover. Slide it downwards to the bottom part of the phone. Use a second plastic card on the other side of the phone and do the same thing. Use a third plastic card to open the top part of the phone.
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6. Use the Phlips screwdriver to remove 1 screw in the middle.
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7. Gently open and separate the board from the front cover. Remember that there is a wire connection between the two on the left side (phone facing you).
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Thanks to Digimission for their instructions.

3 comments:

Wintermute111 said...

Thanks for the info.
I just dismantled my SP3i

I had a bit of difficulty with the top cover, I recommend hitting the left hand side first due to the tab positions.

See photo for guide on where tabs are relative to holes

http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img8925edit5ul.png

Mahmood said...

From "How to dismantle SP3/C500" i find some valuable material...
Plastic Business Cards
Plastic Card printing

Angelique van Engelen said...

oops, i have just managed to open the phone. it appears I have damaged the button. it's no longer even there.