This article is a goldmine of information. Our StarTac has a damaged housing. I want to switch the RF board from one working StarTac ST7868W to another (spare) working ST7868W so I can continue to use the current Verizon service and number.
I'm following your photos.
I have the antenna off and the antenna end of the housing's back cover is free but the other end (where the photo shows you prying with a screwdriver) is not. In your photo caption you mention your discovering the two holes in the end of the housing and that you found them important to the cover's removal. I see the holes but I haven't discovered how to use them in releasing the back cover.
I'm hoping you can clarify this and would appreciate any suggestions.
(As an alternative, I could just remove the top halves of each phone containing the speaker and the battery by disassembling the hinge and try to thread the yellow ribbon cable through the hinge as you did. I could then swap the top halves then but I notice you ran into problems with this (ribbon cable broke). Any tips? What are my chances of doing this successfully?)
I took the option of switching the flip tops and things worked out well.
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