Samsung Galaxy S7 Screen Repair, Teardown and Reassemble
Samsung Galaxy S7 Screen Repair, Teardown and Reassemble Guide
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Power down your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.
Step 2 (Samsung Galaxy S7 SIM Card and microSD Card Tray)
Remove the Nano SIM card and microSD card tray.
Step 3 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Rear Panel)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 rear panel is soundly glued on and is a snug fit within the frame. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
With the precision knife create enough space to insert a plastic triangle opening tool.
Use triangle opening tools to slice through the adhesive and help carefully separate the glass rear panel from Galaxy S7 phone. Apply additional heat as needed.
Step 4 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Antennas, Wireless Charging Coil and Loudspeaker)
Remove the following 12 Phillips screws.
With the tweezers, remove the 3 modular pieces. These individual components are connected to the motherboard by way of tiny spring contacts, they include the S7’s antennas, loudspeaker, and wireless charging coil.
Step 5 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery)
Detach the S7 battery from the motherboard.
The battery is well wedged and adhered in place. Use a triangle opening tool to work around the battery and set it free from the adhesive securing it to the frame.
Remove the 3000 milliampere-hour (mAh) Galaxy S7 battery from the phone.
Step 6 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Front-Facing Camera)
Detach and remove the Samsung Galaxy S7 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
Step 7 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Motherboard)
Disconnect the multitude of cables from the motherboard. Including the daughterboard connector on its underside.
Remove the Galaxy S7 motherboard.
Step 8 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Rear-Facing Camera)
With the spudger, detach the 12-megapixel Galaxy S7 rear-facing camera and remove it from the motherboard.
Step 9 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Vibrator, Earpiece Speaker and Cable Assembly)
Use the tweezers to carefully remove the S7 spring-contact applied vibrator.
Pry up and remove the earpiece speaker.
With the tweezers, peel up and remove the Galaxy S7 proximity sensor, ambient light and notification LED cable.
Step 10 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Power Button Cable and Volume Buttons Cable)
Utilizing the tweezers, pry up the volume buttons cable, followed by the small bracket, and remove both from the S7 phone.
Remove the power button cable, and then the bracket from the side of the S7 frame.
Step 11 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Headphone Jack)
Disconnect the signal cable from the S7 daughterboard.
Remove the following Phillips screw.
Detach and easily remove the S7 headphone jack, complete with rubber seal.
Step 12 (Samsung Galaxy S7 LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly)
Use the heat gun warm up the adhesive securing the Galaxy S7 LCD screen and digitizer assembly to the frame.
With the precision knife, carefully create separation and insert a triangle opening tool to start slicing through the adhesive.
Take your time and apply additional heat as needed. Work around the S7 phone using a combination of triangle opening tools and a playing card.
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the home button and bottom soft buttons when decoupling the S7 display assembly from the frame.
Step 13 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Home Button and Micro USB Port, Microphone and Soft Button Cable Assembly)
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws
Flip the frame over and peel up the adhesive.
Feed the cable thru the frame and remove the Galaxy S7 home button with fingerprint scanner.
Peel up the S7 soft button LED cables.
With the tweezers, and a little help from the spudger, carefully remove the Samsung Galaxy S7 micro USB Port assembly from the frame. The assembly also includes the primary microphone and soft button cables.
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.