Samsung Galaxy S3 Display Assembly Replacement

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Display Assembly Replacement
Samsung Galaxy S3 Display Assembly Replacement Samsung Galaxy S3 Display
Assembly Replacement
INTRODUCTION
Replace the cracked or broken screen on your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Use this guide to replace the display assembly.
TOOLS:
IMPORTANT
Take your time! The repair takes about 20-30 minutes.
Remember that you will be handling fragile parts, so be gentle!
Most screws are different sizes so keep them organized.
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Before disassembling your phone, be
sure it is powered off.
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Insert a fingernail or a plastic opening
tool into the divot to the left of the rearfacing camera.
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Gently pry and twist the flexible rear
cover off the back of the phone.
Step 2:
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Insert a fingernail or plastic opening
tool into the recess in the bottom right
corner of the battery and lift upward.
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Remove the battery away from the
phone.
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Remove the ten 4.0 mm Phillips screws
securing the midframe to the display
assembly.
Step 4:
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Grasp the right side of the plastic
midframe with your fingers and lift it
away from the phone.
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The midframe lightly snaps in place,
and can be removed with very little
force.
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Use a plastic spudger to pry the rearfacing camera connector up from its
socket on the motherboard.
Step 6:
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Insert a plastic spudger outside of the
speaker portion of the headphone
jack/speaker assembly.
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Lift and remove the headphone
jack/speaker assembly up from the
front assembly.
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Remove the single 3.0 mm Phillips
screw from the motherboard.
Step 8:
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Disconnect the following flex cable from
the motherboard using a plastic
spudger:
o Front-facing camera cable
o Digitizer cable
o Display data cable
o Wi-Fi antenna cable
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Gently remove the motherboard.
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Hold the motherboard by its edges to
prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to
snag it on any cables as you extract it
from the display assembly.
Step 10:
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Use the heat gun at the lowest setting
to heat the frame/border of the phone.
When using the heat gun, be careful
not to leave it heating in one area for
too long. Constantly move the heat gun
when using it.
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Insert the metal spudger underneath
the midframe and the front glass.
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Slide the metal spudger down releasing
the adhesive as you go.
Step 12:
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Slide the metal spudger across the
bottom edge of the display to separate
adhesive.
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Pull up slightly as you near the home
button. Work your way around the
frame while sliding the metal spudger.
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Insert the metal spudger on the bottom
left side underneath the glass and work
your way to the top of the phone
releasing the adhesive as you go.
Step 14:
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Safely remove the front panel assembly
from phone.
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Use the metal spudger to clean and
scrape the old adhesive and any glass
off the device.
Step 16:
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Remove the protective plastic from the
back of the new LCD assembly.
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Insert the LCD to the front panel
assembly.
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Carefully straighten the LCD cable, and
feed them through the slot cut in the
outer case
Step 18:
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Run your fingers along the sides
ensuring the assembly slips evenly into
the frame.
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Carefully insert the motherboard to the
frame of the phone.
Step 20:
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Reconnect the following flex cables to
the motherboard:
o Front-facing camera cable
o Digitizer cable
o Display data cable
o Wi-Fi antenna cable
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Insert one Phillips screw to secure the
motherboard.
Step 22:
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Insert the headphone jack/speaker
assembly up to the front assembly.
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Insert the midframe to the display
assembly.
Step 24:
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Insert ten Phillips screws to secure the
midframe to the display assembly.
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Insert the battery making sure there is a
proper connection.
Step 26:
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Insert the rear cover and run your
fingers along the sides being sure it
snaps into place.
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