Cracking Open Samsung's BlackJack II

A tough nut to crack

This is where I got stuck for a good long while. The body of the BlackJack II is actually attached to the faceplate, instead of the inner gray plastic protective casing. This made separating the faceplate from the gray casing extremely difficult, since I had to pull the electronic innards away from the casing instead of removing the front faceplate on its own.

I’m no expert on electronic product design by any means, but why would you manufacture and sell replacement faceplates to consumers, when they will have to handle the electronic guts of the BlackJack II if they want to install a new faceplate?