Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Replacement Repair Guide


Official DF Vendor
Premium Member
Jul 19, 2010
Reaction score
Las Vegas, Nevada
Is your Samsung Galaxy S3 damaged or broken? Then you've come to the right place! This repair guide is designed to help replace a malfunctioning screen or other important internal components for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Devices such as this one frequently incur damage due to being dropped or from other regular wear and tear. Replacing the screen assembly is fairly simple, but we suggest following this in depth guide to ensure an expedient and safe repair is made on your screen assembly or other internal parts.

This guide will help you replace the following Samsung Galaxy S3 parts:

All other Parts and Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S3 can be found at

Essential Tools:

  • ESD Nylon Spudger
  • Safe Open Pry Tool
  • Small Phillips Screwdriver
  • Adhesive Strips
  • Heat Gun/Blow Dryer

Samsung Galaxy S3 Take Apart Repair Guide:

  • First, remove the back battery cover and take out the battery, sim card, and memory card.
  • Using a Small Phillips Screwdriver remove the ten (10) screws, shown below in Figure 1.


  • After the screws have been taken out use a safe open pry tool to release all of the clips that hold the back cover in place. Keep in mind that the upper section (near the rear camera), is separate from the rest of the housing. Run the pry tool around the edges and sides in order to remove the lower back housing from the rest of the device.
  • Prior to removing the upper back housing (camera cover), there is one pop connector that needs to be released. Use the pry tool to remove all of the back housing which will then leave the motherboard fully exposed.
  • Once the back plate has been removed, you will have entry to the motherboard. You will now release a few cables as shown in figure 2. Remove the only Small Phillips screw located near the sim card tray (in red below).
  • Then you can cautiously remove the motherboard, and be aware that the rear camera is still attached. Before lifting out the motherboard, be certain none of the flex cables or screws are still attached that secure the motherboard in it's place.


  • After you remove the motherboard, take out the volume flex cable and ear speaker circled in green in figure 2. You will discover that adhesive strips hold in place the volume button flex cable and the speaker.
  • Then you will remove the front camera and proximity sensor, the antenna cable that is attached to the frame with a small flex cable, and a single (1) Small Phillips screw. At this point you will also need to release the vibrate motor, found at the bottom of your device.
  • Using either a blow dryer or a heat gun, you will now heat up the adhesive holding the screen assembly to the frame. Be sure to heat up the front and the back using rapid movements along the outside edges for around 30-45 seconds.
  • Once the adhesive has been softened, use the pry tool and begin releasing the screen assembly away from the frame. Make sure that no cables or connections are holding the screen assembly to the device's frame during this step. The best way to complete a successful removal is to pry at both the top and bottom of the front of the screen. If the screen has been detached enough, you will now be able to pry underneath the LCD screen so you can remove the full screen assembly.
  • Finally, now the screen assembly can be fully removed and replaced.


Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only. Repairs are done at your own risk.