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Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly (No Frame) Replacement

How to replace broken display assembly without middle frame.

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Étape 1 Rear Case

  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

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Étape 2

  • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

Étape 3 MicroSD Card

  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the microSD card.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Image 1/3: Remove the battery from your phone.

Étape 4 Battery

  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

  • Remove the battery from your phone.

Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

Étape 5 SIM Card

  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the SIM card.

  • During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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3 Étape 6 Midframe

  • Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

Image 1/2: Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece.  Look for the seam between the two.

Étape 7

  • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe.

  • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece. Look for the seam between the two.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.

  • Be very gentle whilst prying, and pry only enough to separate the plastic clips—there are several thin points in the midframe bezel that may crack if you bend them too much.

Image 1/2: Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

Étape 8

  • Continue prying around the corner of the phone.

  • Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

Image 1/2: Slide the opening tool along the seam.

Étape 9

  • Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam.

Image 1/2: At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.

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  • Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly.

  • At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you’ve released all of the plastic clips.

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  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

Image 1/3: Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

Étape 12 Motherboard Assembly

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the USB board connector.

  • Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

  • Disconnect the earpiece speaker assembly cable connector.

Image 1/3: Disconnect the display/digitizer cable connector.

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  • Disconnect the headphone jack assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the display/digitizer cable connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

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Étape 14

  • Remove the single 2.4 mm Phillips #00 screw from the motherboard assembly.

Image 1/2: Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.

Étape 15

  • Gently remove the motherboard.

  • Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.

Image 1/3: If the glass is broken, put some scotch tape.

Étape 16 Display Assembly

  • Use a heat gun or hair dryer and warm the digitizer glass.

  • If the glass is broken, put some scotch tape.

  • Use an utility knife and make a room at upper side between the glass and the frame.

  • Continue with the separating with a plastic tools (plastic spudger or something similar).

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Étape 17 Display Assembly

  • Be very careful with the menu buttons flex cable.

Image 1/2: Preferably, use adhesive sticker which is made for the model.

Étape 18 Middle Frame

  • Clean the frame from the old adhesive tape and install a new one.

  • Preferably, use adhesive sticker which is made for the model.

Image 1/3: Start with reassembling.

Étape 19 Adhesive

  • When you install the new adhesive tape be careful, don’t cover the holes for the front camera, light sensor, etc.

  • Start with reassembling.

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Étape 20 Reassembling

  • That’s all.

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