Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

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[Ed. note: Larry originally wrote this article for the Palm Is Life forum, but he has also translated it for posting here.]

Around two weeks ago at “http://www.palmislife.com/“, we had a group purchase activity for buying complete set of Treo 650 Housing as replacement parts for those with “poor looking” Treos.

These are “Genuine Replacement Housing For Treo 650” with a “Verizon” logo printed. They are not brand new housings, they are all used but in good condition.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Before disassembling

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the SD card, stylus and SIM card

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the battery cover and battery

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Locate the 7 screws surrounding the back side and remove them with a Torx-5 screw driver.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

The antenna screw is hiding under the rubber plug; remove the rubber plug by using a tiny flat blade screw driver.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Antenna can be pulled out right after the screw is removed.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Disassembling the front casing

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Some latches can be seen as the picture shown, use your finger nail to conquer them.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

The disassembled front and back casing

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remember to remove the speaker and the vibrator and move them to the new housing.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Disassembling the middle chassis

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Middle chassis removed

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

The volume control button is attached to the middle chassis

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Again, don’t forget to remove and replace the speaker and the vibrator.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Now back to the part of front casing: remove the flat cable from the main board.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

The flat cable removed

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the main board carefully, since there is the other flat cable right under the main board and it is still connected.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Here it is! The flat cable is from the LCD.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the LCD flat cable

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

This is the front casing picture with main board removed.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the two screws on the keyboard PC board with a tiny Philips screw driver.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Removing the keyboard PC board

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Remove the QWERTY and 5-way keypad, LCD and earpiece speaker.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

Here is an exploded view of all parts.

Treo 650 Housing Replacement Do-It-Yourself Instructions

The contents of a Brando Treo 650 housing kit include:
-One front cover
-One back cover
-One battery cover
-One middle chassis
-Keypads

Just follow the step-by-step instructions backward to complete the Treo 650 housing replacement.The price for each housing set is US$50, and it can be ordered here.

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