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How to Take Apart a Samsung Slide Phone

Updated April 17, 2017

If you've been having problems with your Samsung G600 Slide phone, it may be a good idea to open the unit in order to try to diagnose the problem. You don't have to be a tech whizz to perform this disassembly procedure because these phones are designed to be taken apart in a limited amount of time. Even if you've never disassembled a cell phone before, you'll find that doing so on your Slide is pretty straightforward.

Turn off your Slide, turn the unit over and slide the back battery cover off of the unit. Remove the battery from the unit.

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the six screws on the corners and sides of the back of the unit.

Use your fingers to remove the back housing from the unit and set the housing aside. The circuit board will now be visible in the front housing.

Unplug the ribbon cable from its port on the left side of the circuit board.

Lift the circuit board up and unplug the remaining ribbon cable on the underside of the board. Set the board aside.

Remove the grey panel from the bottom half of the phone housing and set it aside.

Remove the four screws from the middle of the phone housing. These hold the top part of the slider mechanism to the phone. Lift the top part of the slider out of the housing and set it aside.

Remove the four screws on the remaining part of the slider in the phone housing.

Unplug the orange ribbon cable from the middle of the phone housing.

Insert your plastic card, such as a credit or discount card, in the seam between the slider and the phone housing. Work your way around until the slider separates. The phone is now disassembled.

Things You'll Need

  • Small Phillips screwdriver
  • Plastic card
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Michael Wallace has been a freelance copywriter and journalist since 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Specializing in writing technical articles, Wallace has contributed to city publications such as "San Diego City Beat."