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  1. #1
    IanKR
    Guest
    How easy is it to change the keypad on the k800i (and how do you do it)?

    The keypad on mine has become battered and scratched.

    I've seen that they're available
    (http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/genu...ad-p-3570.html,
    for example),
    but do they come with fitting instructions? Does the front fascia of the
    phone unclip, or something?

    TIA





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  2. #2
    Pete
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    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    Hi, I own a W810i and also replaced my keypad. The K800i might be a similar
    layaut. It's actually very easy, if you know how.
    a.) pull off the battery cover
    b.) remove the battery
    c.) You will see on the very bottom two Torx #6 screws, if you do, don't try
    to loosen them with an ordinary very small screwdriver, you'll mess them up.
    The two very small Phillips screws you don't have to remove. Buy or
    borrow from someone a Torx #6 screwdriver.
    d.) After you have removed those 2 Torx screws, use your fingernail or thumb
    nail and start b prying the casing on the bottom near the sd-card slot,
    work your way slowly around
    towards the top. On the very top it's a bit tricky, go slowlythere,
    is a plastic square catch. Do NOT use any metal tools to pry the casing
    open, you'll mess it up and make it
    look ugly. If you have weak fingernails, you can use an old SIM-card
    or a credit card. Just be patient, it will open.
    Good luck!
    (\__/)
    (O.o )
    (> < )Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    Regards
    Pete

    "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > How easy is it to change the keypad on the k800i (and how do you do it)?
    >
    > The keypad on mine has become battered and scratched.
    >
    > I've seen that they're available
    > (http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/genu...ad-p-3570.html,
    > for example),
    > but do they come with fitting instructions? Does the front fascia of the
    > phone unclip, or something?
    >
    > TIA
    >





  3. #3
    IanKR
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    Thanks, Pete. I shall have a look to see if the k800i's similar.
    Ian

    > Hi, I own a W810i and also replaced my keypad. The K800i might be a
    > similar layaut. It's actually very easy, if you know how.
    > a.) pull off the battery cover
    > b.) remove the battery
    > c.) You will see on the very bottom two Torx #6 screws, if you do,
    > don't try to loosen them with an ordinary very small screwdriver,
    > you'll mess them up. The two very small Phillips screws you
    > don't have to remove. Buy or borrow from someone a Torx #6 screwdriver.
    > d.) After you have removed those 2 Torx screws, use your fingernail
    > or thumb nail and start b prying the casing on the bottom near the
    > sd-card slot, work your way slowly around
    > towards the top. On the very top it's a bit tricky, go
    > slowlythere, is a plastic square catch. Do NOT use any metal tools to pry
    > the casing open, you'll mess it up and make it
    > look ugly. If you have weak fingernails, you can use an old
    > SIM-card or a credit card. Just be patient, it will open.
    > Good luck!
    > (\__/)
    > (O.o )
    > (> < )Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    > Regards
    > Pete
    >
    > "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> How easy is it to change the keypad on the k800i (and how do you do
    >> it)? The keypad on mine has become battered and scratched.
    >>
    >> I've seen that they're available
    >> (http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/genu...ad-p-3570.html,
    >> for example),
    >> but do they come with fitting instructions? Does the front fascia of
    >> the phone unclip, or something?
    >>
    >> TIA






  4. #4
    Pete
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    Hi Ian,
    Just curious, what progress have you made with your K800i?

    --
    (\__/)
    (O.o )
    (> < )......
    Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    Regards
    Pete
    **************************************************

    "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thanks, Pete. I shall have a look to see if the k800i's similar.
    > Ian
    >
    >> Hi, I own a W810i and also replaced my keypad. The K800i might be a
    >> similar layaut. It's actually very easy, if you know how.
    >> a.) pull off the battery cover
    >> b.) remove the battery
    >> c.) You will see on the very bottom two Torx #6 screws, if you do,
    >> don't try to loosen them with an ordinary very small screwdriver,
    >> you'll mess them up. The two very small Phillips screws you
    >> don't have to remove. Buy or borrow from someone a Torx #6 screwdriver.
    >> d.) After you have removed those 2 Torx screws, use your fingernail
    >> or thumb nail and start b prying the casing on the bottom near the
    >> sd-card slot, work your way slowly around
    >> towards the top. On the very top it's a bit tricky, go
    >> slowlythere, is a plastic square catch. Do NOT use any metal tools to pry
    >> the casing open, you'll mess it up and make it
    >> look ugly. If you have weak fingernails, you can use an old
    >> SIM-card or a credit card. Just be patient, it will open.
    >> Good luck!
    >> (\__/)
    >> (O.o )
    >> (> < )Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    >> Regards
    >> Pete
    >>
    >> "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> How easy is it to change the keypad on the k800i (and how do you do
    >>> it)? The keypad on mine has become battered and scratched.
    >>>
    >>> I've seen that they're available
    >>> (http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/genu...ad-p-3570.html,
    >>> for example),
    >>> but do they come with fitting instructions? Does the front fascia of
    >>> the phone unclip, or something?
    >>>
    >>> TIA

    >
    >





  5. #5
    IanKR
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    Hi Pete
    Nothing, yet. I haven't received the keypad yet. But I have had a look
    "under the bonnet", and it's as you described - two Torx screws that I shall
    remove, and two Phillips screws, which I shan't! I shall obtain a Torx
    screwdriver today and hopefully receive the keypad soon. I've also ordered a
    complete new casing. Luckily I have long, very strong fingernails, so it
    shouldn't present too much of a problem!
    Ian

    Pete <[email protected]> wrote in message
    [email protected]:

    > Hi Ian,
    > Just curious, what progress have you made with your K800i?
    >
    >
    > "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Thanks, Pete. I shall have a look to see if the k800i's similar.
    >> Ian
    >>
    >>> Hi, I own a W810i and also replaced my keypad. The K800i might be a
    >>> similar layaut. It's actually very easy, if you know how.
    >>> a.) pull off the battery cover
    >>> b.) remove the battery
    >>> c.) You will see on the very bottom two Torx #6 screws, if you do,
    >>> don't try to loosen them with an ordinary very small screwdriver,
    >>> you'll mess them up. The two very small Phillips screws you
    >>> don't have to remove. Buy or borrow from someone a Torx #6
    >>> screwdriver. d.) After you have removed those 2 Torx screws, use
    >>> your fingernail or thumb nail and start b prying the casing on the
    >>> bottom near the
    >>> sd-card slot, work your way slowly around
    >>> towards the top. On the very top it's a bit tricky, go
    >>> slowlythere, is a plastic square catch. Do NOT use any metal tools
    >>> to pry the casing open, you'll mess it up and make it
    >>> look ugly. If you have weak fingernails, you can use an old
    >>> SIM-card or a credit card. Just be patient, it will open.
    >>> Good luck!
    >>> (\__/)
    >>> (O.o )
    >>> (> < )Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    >>> Regards
    >>> Pete
    >>>
    >>> "IanKR" <[email protected]_ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> How easy is it to change the keypad on the k800i (and how do you do
    >>>> it)? The keypad on mine has become battered and scratched.
    >>>>
    >>>> I've seen that they're available
    >>>> (http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/genu...ad-p-3570.html,
    >>>> for example),
    >>>> but do they come with fitting instructions? Does the front fascia
    >>>> of the phone unclip, or something?
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA






  6. #6
    Pete
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    Hi Ian,
    I found instructions for taking a K800i apart, step by step, with pictures,
    but..... it's in German, nevertheless the photos alone would help you in
    dismanteling your cell-phone.
    Click on this:
    http://wwww.faq4mobiles.de/forum/sho...itung+zerlegen

    I do speak some German, so if you get stuck anywhere, let me know, I'll do
    my best!
    --
    (\__/)
    (O.o )
    (> < )......
    Just be happy and keep on smiling!
    Regards
    Pete




  7. #7
    IanKR
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad

    > Hi Ian,
    > I found instructions for taking a K800i apart, step by step, with
    > pictures, but..... it's in German, nevertheless the photos alone
    > would help you in dismanteling your cell-phone.
    > Click on this:
    > http://wwww.faq4mobiles.de/forum/sho...itung+zerlegen
    >
    > I do speak some German, so if you get stuck anywhere, let me know,
    > I'll do my best!


    Hi Pete
    Many thanks for this - very helpful.
    Ian





  8. #8
    Dan Altemyr
    Guest

    Re: k800i - changing keypad


    "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > look ugly. If you have weak fingernails, you can use an old SIM-card
    > or a credit card. Just be patient, it will open.


    Just a comment: An old SIM or a credit card is too thick imho. A plectrum or
    any plastic knife-like tool that you can find in your kitchen drawer is more
    suitable. It needs to be fairly thin, sharp, somewhat hard, and still not
    too hard to scratch or damage the phone.

    /Dan





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