Mar 20, 2007
NO GUARANTEES - USE CAUTION, AND REMOVE YOUR BATTERY FIRST! STEP 1:Place the tip of one of the scissor blades as shown on this image, between the black plastic and the top of your joystick. STEP 2: Move the other side of the scissor towards the bottom part of your phone, while still making sure that the tip of the scissor blade is between the black plastic and the top of the joystick. Do it slowly so you don't break something else inside your phone.*CLICK* STEP 3:Remove the black plastic covering your joystick, then continue by removing the rubber(?)sealing along with the other buttons.like this:If you have problems removing the keys, just try pushing them from side to side. Shouldn't be too hard, though. Now is a good time to remove the dust from your joystick and in between the other keys. Surprisingly, I found very little dust there, so I continued my journey inside the k800i.STEP 4:This is what you're currently looking at Notice the 4 "pins" on all four sides of your joystick. This is where we're gonna use our beloved scissor once again. What we're gonna do, is to push all four "pins" towards the joystick itself, in other words, giving the joystick a smaller place to move. Just stick the tip of one of the scissorblades down there and press against the joystick. I used a little force, but I was also pretty cautious. Do this on all four sides. You're not supposed to make them move a million miles, just a little bit. STEP 5:Allright, back to assembling this baby together. It's as easy as reversing the steps from 1-4. Put the rubberthingie with all the small buttons and the joystick itself back in place. Push the joystick down a little (as if you we're clicking the joystick in). Click all the small buttons in place. This was actually the thing that took me the longest time, but it shouldn't be TOO hard. Then finally, put the middle black plastic cover back into place (notice the edges) and just.. press the keys together, to make sure they are all in place.Put your battery back in, boot up your phone, and voila, your joystick is as good as new!HOWEVER, if it still doesn't work perfectly, just repeat this process. I did it 3 times before I was happy with the result.Hope this will help all you other guys having problems with your joysticks.Who knows, maybe it works on other SE-models as well.
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