Today I’m going to show you how to take apart and fix almost everything on your galaxy note 7 I will link all of the replacement parts and tools that you’ll need down in the article description below as soon as they become available. Hopefully, you’ll never have to replace your screen with the new shatter-resistant gorilla glass five because taking part in this phone is not for the faint of heart.
It will require courage and bravery, and at least six healthy Pokemon remove the bottom Aspin and the top sim card tray, and then with a heat gun, you’ll need to heat the back cover universally around the outside. I heated up until it’s too hot to touch with my fingers then I can take a thin metal pry tool and slide it between the metal frame of the phone and the back glass being careful not to lift to tolerance the glass will crack and break and I want to reuse my back glass cover.
I will repeat the glass, but every 30 seconds, I slide my tools around the edge before going around that backer of all stops with my middle machine and switch to a playing card or business card. Because the business card is flexible enough to wrap around that curve without putting any extra stress on the glass, it’s been about 30 seconds someone hit up the phone again until.
It’s too hot to touch and then slide the second card around that second curve and slight it up slicing through the adhesive around the outside I’m not going inside. The phone to do it because there is the wireless charger and the NSC pad that we don’t want to rip around the edge and a little ribbon cable next to the power button, so watch out for that sliced through the remaining he said around the top corner. The back panel will lift off away from the phone.
If you’re replacing your back panel, they do sell replacements, usually around 20 or 30 Bucks. I will link these down the video description. They will come on their own. He said you could peel off the old, he said. You’re good to go there are 11 screws around that backside remove all those and try to keep them in order even though they appear to be the same size it’s always good to keep your screws organized. The loudspeaker comes off quickly enough to set that off to the side, and then the wireless charging and the NFC pad lift-off as well you can see the gold contact points at the upper corner that rest against the motherboard.
And that’s how I charge the batteries through the board. Here’s the vibrator motor as well now that we can see the guts of the phone will unplug the battery, making sure that there is no electricity coursing through the board. We can disconnect the Aspin. Removing the battery is relatively easy. I am using my middle pry tool to ensure that you do not puncture the battery at all. I did slice my bottom edge a little bit. This shouldn’t be a big deal as there’s no copper e
xposed, but you still want to be very careful with the batteries.
I’m going to undo this green ribbon right here on the left-hand side. Then we have the IR blaster next to the 5-megapixel front camera. We’ll talk about those more in a second I’m going to disconnect the earpiece and the front sensor array and then this other ribbon cable on the side along with the power button all these on snap like a little lego.
Down here, we have some new routing cables instead of a wired connection is now a ribbon we will disconnect the home button cable. Then we have two screws before we can lift off the motherboard I’m just going to fold it over because there is one more like a close connection at the bottom where the charging port connection to the bottom of the motherboard has been the same way since the note five. The galaxy S. 7 the universe S. 6, so let’s take my plastic nonmarring pry tool and on the snap that from the motherboard here is the rear 12-megapixel camera.
It does have a little bit of it; he said holding on to the board, you can see the I. S. stabilizing feature the camera’s self moves around inside the housing to support your image while you’re holding your phone this works for pitchers and article.
We’ll set that back in its frame and line up the lego so we can connect them again. Here’s the front array; it has an infrared LED that supposedly helps with the iris scanner in low light situations so can find your pupils and scan it into the phone what tack that back into place here’s. The iris scanner on the right and the front 5-megapixel camera on the left cute little guys the iris scanners used to unlock your phone with just your eyes will put those back into place.
And here is the charging port three screws are holding it down remove all three screws and then you can disconnect the headphone Jack phone isn’t a phone without a 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack the charging port is oddly shaped so be careful when you’re pulling it out and make sure you have all the components. Nothing rips, especially if you need to reuse.
It if you’re replacing at night, but I don’t need to be so careful this charging port has the USB type C. as well as these two signal wires up at the top except they’re not wires anymore. The ribbons that are interesting down here at the bottom of the charging port can see the USB type C. connection and the microphone. It has a little hole in the bottom that rests against the frame.
The heat pipe these things are always interesting to me some manufacturers call them liquid cooling, which I think is a bit of a stretch since there’s not any visible liquid inside of them. It’s more of vapor to birth aper chamber. It’s fairer to call them a heat pipe instead of liquid cooling the little fibers you see here help transfer the heat up and down through the tube as it rests up against the processor well for the copper back down into place painted down and it’s as good as new.
Well, but the thermal pad back into place and move on to the screen replacement now I was on successfully removing the screen I broke mine during the process as I imagine most everyone else will as well. He said an extraordinary amount of it holding the screen into place. I believe it has to do with the waterproofing that the galaxy note 7 has so far.
I’ve heeded the screen up tells too hot to touch. I slid a playing card into little battery holes of pokes out the side, and this gives me a starting point to slide another playing card around the edge to soften. The adhesive remember that there are multiple layers to the screen like the digitizer and the annelid layer. If you accidentally separate those two layers, your phone will be broken.
Now I imagine if you’re trying to remove the screen, the screens already broken anyway, Samsung has industrial machines that can remove this screen easily and with heat and suction and grabbing all the breakpoints on the frame. But local repair shops like myself without those machines it’s going to be a tough task likely there isn’t any reason to remove the screen unless.
It’s broken, so you won’t need to be as meticulous as I make sure not to damage the home button and menu buttons as it comes off during your screen replacement. You’ll see where those are at a second I wonder Sansone could develop some kind of it he said pull-tabs likes underneath.
The iPhone batteries that help it release a lot easier one little pull tab stuck somewhere inside the phone, and all of the pieces on the screen would come off; it might add some slight thickness to the screen. But would make replacing things a lot easier as you can see with the screener placement is getting pretty ridiculous at this point.
I am hitting it up about every 30 seconds and then sliding more playing cards and along the side, making sure to avoid where the analyte screen starts on each of the corners here’s.
I made my first big mistake trying to slide my card underneath this ribbon cable my slice right through it, and I imagine it’s probably pretty important there are a few other points along with the screen. That I mentioned in a second you have to watch out for one is the different ribbon cable at the top along with the whole ribbon and that goes to the analyst screens and then at the bottom you have the two menu buttons and the home button itself.
So basically all around the edge of the phone is pretty fragile now that all the T. sieve is cut or loosened I can lift the bottom and make sure that I’m not ripping the menu buttons as I lift off the screen. So I took those back down into place, and the screen is off, so this is the replacement screen. This is what it’ll look like.
If you need to buy one for yourself except for yours won’t be cut along the top ribbon and nothing of the sliced off like I managed to do with mine, it will have some adhesive on it that you can use to reattach to your old frame remove. The home button and the menu buttons are slightly it here down to the frame on a lift those off and pull the ribbon through the frame hole, and you are set if you ever do need to replace your fingerprint scanner menu buttons.
You do have to take apart your entire phone to get to this point remember, I will link all the replacement parts down in the video description below. I will wait until parts become available for this note seven before I put mine back together I will be replacing the screen and the faulty fingerprint scanner I say faulty because well.
It’s my fault that is damaged I wanted Mar this frame for just one quick second you can see how thick the metal is around the outside there is an extraordinary amount of metal in this phone probably enough. You could make two nexus 6 pieces from one no seven frames what way should take a page out of Samsung’s book. I hope you enjoy this teardown I enjoyed making it.
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