Want to change how your Nokia E71 looks? Why not try a different colored keypad or faceplate? Here are photos and instructions which show you how you can do it yourself. Even though it's simple, I have to warn you to only try this if you are prepared to risk ending up with a broken phone.
For the extra faceplates and spare parts, many people seem to like it. They include the Nokia E71's faceplate, bottom cover and even a whole body replacement. The instructions below will show you how to remove just the faceplate and bottom cover.
I purposely omit the instructions that will enable you disassemble the phone further because the photos just look plain scary.
Release battery cover.
Remove battery cover.
Unscrew four T4+ screws.
Open the two clips.
Do the same on the other side.
Lift the bottom of top cover NOT the bottom cover!
Remove the top cover as shown.
Press out the qwerty keypad.
Remove bottom cover.
That's it! Here's a sample result from HoFo member rapidstar who replaced the keypad on his Grey Nokia E71 to white.
So now that you know how to do it... are you willing to open up your Nokia E71 to change its looks?