How To Replace Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly?

How To Replace Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly?

Your Galaxy S4 display assembly can get damaged in numerous ways such as when you drop your Note 2 device by accident or due to some water damage which might badly interfere all of your personal or business tasks.

You start enquiring and searching for various options on the net as well as your neighboring repair shops, only to find out that you’ll need to change your entire Galaxy S4 display assembly.

But thanks to those people who left behind some repair guides after doing their bits, we all are now able to perform certain DIY tasks with ease and save some heavy device repair/replacement costs.

Here is an easy to follow step by step tutorial on how to replace your Galaxy S4 LCD Screen display assembly:

 How To Replace Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly? Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly Replacement

Tools required:

  • Spudger.

  • Plastic razor tools.

  • Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Step 1:

  • Pry with a plastic razor tool in the divot near the power button to the left of the rear-facing camera.

  • Hold the rear case by the corner near the divot and pull it away from the phone.

Step 2:

  • Remove the micro SD card.

  • Remove the battery.

  • Remove the SIM card.

Step 3:

Separate the Mid frame:

  • Unscrew and remove with your Phillips screwdriver, all the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the mid frame with the display assembly.

Reminder: Mid frame is attached with the display assembly by number of plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the mid frame.

  • Just insert your plastic razor tool in between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the large chrome border and slide the razor tool all around the seam edges, separating all the plastic clips coming in its way.

  • Remove the mid frame from the display assembly.

Step 4:

Disassemble the motherboard assembly:

  • With the spudger’s flat end just pop off the USB board connector.

  • Pop off the front-facing camera cable connector.

  • Pop off the earpiece speaker assembly cable connector.

Step 5:

  • Pop off the headphone jack assembly cable connector.

  • Pop off the display/digitizer cable connector.

  • Pop off the antenna cable connector.

Step 6:

  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew and remove the single 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw from the motherboard assembly.

  • Carefully grab the motherboard assembly by its edges to avoid any cable snags and to prevent ESD damage and gently extract it from the display assembly.

Step 7:

Disassemble the Headphone phone:

  • Unscrew and remove the single 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw attaching the headphone jack assembly with the display assembly.

  • Remove the headphone jack assembly.

Step 8:

Disassemble the display assembly:

Reminder: If there is any 2.4 mm PH #00 screw attaching the upper display assembly bracket, just remove it.

  • Release the upper display assembly bracket from the display assembly.

  • Pop off the front-facing camera from the display assembly.

  • Pop off the earpiece speaker from the display assembly.

  • Insert the spudger tip under the vibrator to release it from the adhesive sticking it to the display assembly.

  • Use the spudger tip to pry up the vibrator cable from the display assembly.

  • Release the vibrator from the display assembly.

  • Carefully insert the spudger point between the USB port and the port bracket to pry a side of the port bracket off of its post and remove the bracket.

  • Pop off the soft button cable from the USB board.

  • Pop off the antenna connector cable from the USB board.

  • Slowly and carefully insert the spudger’s flat end under the USB board to release it from the adhesive sticking it in place.

  • Carefully remove the USB board away from the display assembly.

  • Just remove the antenna connector cable from its channel in the display assembly.

Step 9:

The display assembly is free now:

  • Replace it with the new one.

  • Now to reassemble your Galaxy S4, just follow the above step by step instructions in reverse order (i.e. back from Step 8 to Step 1).

Now your Galaxy S4 is almost as new as it was when you bought it.

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