HOW TO: take apart a sidekick II
you might want to do this if you want to paint it or just for the heck of it.
Step 1: Buttons
first you need to pry off the buttons of the SK. to do this you can use your finger nails or a screw driver if you dont have nails to pry off the buttons.
Step 2: Remove Cover and Screen
to remove the back cover, unscrew the four screws under the buttons. you will need a torx T-6 bit. i dont have one of those so i will be using a very small flathead.
for the screen you need to remove the two screws under it. then pull the screen STRAIGHT up.
then to seperate the covers you need to remove your bumpers and sim card. the bumpers help to hold the device together.
now pull apart
Step 3: Circuit Board, Keyboard, Speaker + Vibrator, & Scroll Wheel
you will need a small philips screw driver
unscrew the three screws on the board...two on top, one on bottom(i pointed to these with pens in the pic). then the board will pull straight up.
the keyboard is weird...ill let you figure it out.
for the speaker you just need to pry it up. same for the vibrator
the scroll wheel has 2 screws..undo those and pull up
Step 4: Screen Trim
take out the four screws (shown where with pens) then pry off.
NOTE: BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE MECHANISM (sp?) THAT HAS THE RIBBON CABLE. YOU DONT WANT TO BREAK THAT.