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D-pad how do you clean the D-pad out?

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If you take off the front cover then it is extremely easy to clean it. This will void your warranty.

There will be a screw on the bottom to remove, two on the back and three under the battery cover. (one is under the left hand side of the warranty sticker - this is why it voids your warranty)

Don't lose the screws: keep them somewhere where they are not going to move and lay them out so you know how to put them back in.

Once you have taken out the screws then the front will come off and you will be able to see the D-Pad and you can then clean it/the contacts.

Hope this helps

Mowcius

Posted on May 16, 2008

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