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The navigation keys are the hard, directional keys on the front of the phone.

The qwerty keyboard are the soft keys on the front of the phone.

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  1. HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Back Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • First, flip the phone over so that the back is facing you.

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    • Next, using both thumbs, carefully push the back side of the phone's exterior up, removing it from the main section of the phone.

    • Set this piece aside until you need to reassemble the phone.

  3. HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert thumb and pointer finger into the notch above the battery. Pull the battery away from the rest of the phone and set it aside.

  4. HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 4, image 1 of 2 HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • To remove the back casing inside the phone, unscrew the 6 screws that are around the perimeter of the phone.

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    • Carefully pull off back casing.

    • Warning: This can be difficult, but just start pulling the back out from the front shell. As it starts to lift up, continue moving around the phone until the whole back becomes free.

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    • Next unscrew the top screw.

    • Warning: Be CAREFUL because the LCD screen is still attached to the front side of the motherboard by a flexible ribbon cable.

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    • Pull the plastic keyboard away from the front case.

  8. HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Navigation Keys: step 8, image 1 of 3 HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Navigation Keys: step 8, image 2 of 3 HTC SMT 6175 Keyboard Replacement, Navigation Keys: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • To remove the navigation keys on the front of the phone, unscrew the four screws circled using a Philips screwdriver.

    • Remove the navigation keys from the front of the phone. They should pop out as a unit.

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

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