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Introducción

A guide to replace a damaged or cracked screen.

  1. Place the Palm IIIx face down on a flat surface.
    • Place the Palm IIIx face down on a flat surface.

  2. Push down and lift up the battery cover to remove it.
    • Push down and lift up the battery cover to remove it.

  3. Remove the old batteries one at a time.
    • Remove the old batteries one at a time.

  4. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the back cover in place.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the back cover in place.

  5. Hold the device on its side, positioning your hands as shown.
    • Hold the device on its side, positioning your hands as shown.

    • Remove the back cover by pushing in with your thumbs and pulling outward with the rest of your fingers.

  6. Hold the screen and front cover on its side, facing the screen inward as shown.
    • Hold the screen and front cover on its side, facing the screen inward as shown.

    • Position your hands so that you can push the screen outward with your thumbs.

    • Remove the screen by pushing outward with your thumbs. Use your index fingers to hold the front cover in place.

  7. Position the device with the screen facing down. Locate the white ribbon wire on the left hand side of the device.
    • Position the device with the screen facing down.

    • Locate the white ribbon wire on the left hand side of the device.

    • On either side of the ribbon wire are two white clasps. Gently push the two clasps away from the board (to the left).

  8. Detach the ribbon wire by gently pulling it out of its connector.
    • Detach the ribbon wire by gently pulling it out of its connector.

  9. Separate the motherboard from the screen.
    • Separate the motherboard from the screen.

  10. On the back of the screen near the top right corner is a plastic filament: Gently lift up on the two brown clasps on either side of the filament connector as shown.
    • On the back of the screen near the top right corner is a plastic filament:

    • Gently lift up on the two brown clasps on either side of the filament connector as shown.

    • Using a thin, blunt object (a toothpick works well), slide it under the plastic filament and lift up to detach the filament from its connector.

  11. Insert a spudger tool between the metal backing and the glass cover piece, as shown.
    • Insert a spudger tool between the metal backing and the glass cover piece, as shown.

    • Run the spudger along the edge of the screen until the screen is lifted and can be removed.

    • Replace or clean as needed.

Conclusión

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

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