Do you have a broken or cracked Samsung Galaxy Note II screen? This in depth repair guide will help you repair the screen or other internal parts and components. The guide will take you through each necessary step that will be essential in performing a successful and safe opening of your device and repair nearly any desired part.
This guide will assist in the installation of the following Samsung Galaxy Note II parts:
Samsung Galaxy Note II LCD + Touch Screen Replacement w/Housing - Grey
Samsung Galaxy Note II LCD + Touch Screen Replacement w/Housing - White
Required Repair Tools:
Safe Pry Opening Tool
Small Phillips Screwdriver (#00)
Small Flathead Screwdriver
Heat Gun/Blow Dryer
All other Parts and Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Note II can be found at RepairsUniverse.com
Samsung Galaxy Note II Take Apart Repair Guide:
- To get started with the repair you will first need to power off your device.
- After the device is powered down you can begin by removing the stylus pen and the back battery cover. Once the battery cover is taken off, remove the battery, sim card, and memory card.
- Then you will use a Small Phillips screwdriver and unscrew the eleven (11) Small Phillips screws from the back housing, the screws are highlighted in red in the figure directly below.
- Once all the screws are removed, use a safe open pry tool to remove the back housing. Simply wedge the pry tool into the seam between the housing and the chrome bezel and run the tool along the sides and corners of the device releasing the clips in order to separate the housing. Note that one of the clips is located above the battery tray.
- After the back housing has been removed the mother board will be exposed.
- Next you will need to unscrew four (4) more Small Phillips screws (highlighted in red below).
- Once the screws are taken out you can remove the loud speaker assembly which is located near the bottom of the device (below the bottom screw that was just removed)
- Now the pop connectors and antenna holding the motherboard in place can be released using your pry tool. These connectors and antenna are shown highlighted in green in the diagram below.
- During the release of the connections you will also completely remove the button flex cable which is held to the housing by a small amount of adhesive. This cable is on the left side of the device and is highlighted in orange below, it should be set aside for later.
- The motherboard can now be fully removed. Be careful not to tug on or rip any of the connections that have been released.
- Located on the motherboard is a main camera. Use the pry tool to easily release the pop connector holding the camera to the motherboard. Then set the motherboard to the side.
- Following the removal of the motherboard, there will be additional components that will need to be removed using your pry tool and a Small Flathead screwdriver.
- (Figure 3.1) Remove the headphone jack along with the ear speaker.
- (Figure 3.2) Next, remove the front camera and sensors.
- (Figure 3.3) Use a Small Flathead screwdriver to wedge underneath the vibrate motor and remove it. The motor is held there with strong adhesive and is best removed with the Small Flathead screwdriver, not the pry tool.
- (Figure 3.4) With the pry tool, lift the antenna cable away from its slot and lift away the flex cable (which holds your mic and USB port).
- (Figure 4.1) With a heat gun (on low) or blow dryer (on medium) heat the sides and edges of the touch screen for 40 - 50 seconds about an inch or two from the screen in order to loosen up the adhesive which holds the screen assembly to the front housing. Be cautious to not overheat the device as it's possible to create permanent damage to your LCD screen. During this process you may discover that you will need to re-heat some of the stubborn areas to loosen all the adhesive.
- (Figure 4.2) Then wedge your pry tool between the seam of the touch screen and the device's front housing. It is often easier to begin with the seam on the side of the device, and work your way to the bottom while avoiding any damage to the lower flex cable.
- (Figure 4.3) Continue to pry along the seams of the touch screen in order to release it from the housing and the adhesive holding it in place. Near the top of the device it may be easier using a spudger tool as to not damage the flex cables at the top. Still using a spudger tool, pry above the LCD screen in order to be able to feed the cable through the slot in the housing.
- (Figure 4.4) Remove the last bit of adhesive that covers the flex cable.
- (Figure 4.5) Remove the home button flex cable using the spudger tool.
- (Figure 4.6) Finally, remove the actual home button by simply pushing it out.
- Lastly, install the new parts and discard the old and damaged parts that need to be replaced, and simply reverse these steps in order to reassemble your device back together.
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