iFixit shows us the Samsung's Galaxy S9 is very difficult to repair

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  1. danDroid

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    iFixit tore open a Galaxy S9 and figured out that it was much more complex to put it back together. While the guys figured out that most of the components are modular and can be replaced independently, the outer shell of the Galaxy S9 makes it difficult to gain access to the internals. The all-glass front and rear panel increase the chances of damage to the panel while opening the unit.

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    I have replaced several phone screens recently, and it was not too difficult. I can't imagine trying to open up an all glass phone though; that must be difficult to not break something with the prying required to break loose the adhesive in modern phones. Manufacturers are not making it easy for us to repair our own phones... sometimes.

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    as I said in another thread about this, it makes it harder for mom and pop stores to replace the screen. it could be too risky taking apart the phone.
     
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    I mean, is that any different from the S8?
     
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    good point - seems more involved but then I slept a couple of times since I read the s8 breakdown :)
     
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    So these "jewels" must be protected by a case that will protect both sides, the investment is worth it (compared to the price of repairs ...)


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    Too early for repairs though.
     
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    never too early for repairs :)
     
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