So your Galaxy S5 device recently started giving you charging problems. You first enquired around your friends and colleagues, who all in turn advised you to visit a good repair shop.
You visit a repair shop only to find out that the micro – USB Port daughter board assembly of your Galaxy S5 device is damaged and now you have to shell out a hefty amount to buy a new assembly as well as pay for the repair/replacement cost.
Here is a way out to save some money on your device repair/replacement cost. Just carefully follow this easy step by step guide to replace your Galaxy S5 Micro-USB daughterboard:
- Phillips #000 Screwdriver.
- Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
- Plastic razor tool.
Step By Step Tutorial
- Insert the plastic razor tool in the divot near the power button to the left of the rear-facing camera.
- Carefully pry and twist the rear case off.
- Remove the battery.
- Remove the SIM card.
- Remove the micro SD card.
- Use the plastic razor tool to pry open the plastic mid frame connector panel.
- Release the connector panel with a tweezers pair.
- Use the spudger tool tip to pry the home button cable connector from its socket.
- Heat the iOpener and place on the left half of the device for at least 85 seconds.
- Reheat the iOpener and again place it on the right half of the device.
- Use the razor tool to separate the adhesive sticking the front panel glass.
- Carefully slide the razor tool around the edges of your device.
Reminder: If you feel any resistance, halt sliding the razor tool and reapply the IOpener.
- Gently twist the razor tool to separate the front glass assembly from the phone.
- Slowly pickup, but don’t remove, the home button end as it might still be attached.
- Use the spudger tip to pick the front assembly cable connector off its socket on the motherboard.
- Cautiously remove the front assembly panel from the phone.
- Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew and remove all the ten 3.4 mm Phillips #000 screws from the mid frame.
- Flip the phone over and remove the two 4.4 mm Phillips #000 screws near the USB port and the single 4.4 mm Phillips #000 screw.
- Gently slide the plastic razor tool around the inner left side of the interior frame to split the three white plastic clips.
- Cautiously pull the longer sides of the silver bezel out from the mainframe to separate the two halves of the mid frame on the right side.
- Repeat the process on the left side.
- Gently remove the motherboard assembly from the inner white mid frame.
Disassemble the motherboard:
- Gently insert the spudger tool tip beneath the antenna cable connector.
- Carefully lift the spudger tool upwards to pop off the antenna connector from its socket on the motherboard.
- Gently pull, but don’t remove, the camera end of the motherboard as it is still attached with the mid frame via the Micro-USB port daughterboard connector.
- Use the spudger tool’s flat end to pry open the daughterboard connector off from its socket on the motherboard.
- Use the spudger tool’s flat end to carefully detach the soft button cables off from the interior mid frame.
- Use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew and remove the single 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screw attaching the Micro-USB port daughterboard with the mid frame.
- Carefully slide the spudger tool’s flat end in between the daughterboard cable and the interior mid frame to separate the adhesive sticking it.
- Gently pull out the daughterboard from the interior mid frame.
- Replace the existing micro – USB daughterboard with the new one.
- To reassemble your Galaxy S5, just follow the above instructions in reverse order (i.e. back from Step 16 to Step 1).
Now your Samsung device is ready with the brand new micro – USB daughterboard, to get rid of all your charging woes.
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