Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Repair Guide

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Recommended Tools:

Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
Phillips Screwdriver
Playing Cards

Step 1

Power down your Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.
 
Step 2 (Samsung Galaxy S8 SIM Card and MicroSD Card Tray)
 
Eject the SIM card and microSD card tray.
 
Step 3 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Rear Glass Panel)
 
The Galaxy S8 rear glass panel is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the frame. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
 
With the precision knife create enough space to insert a playing card.
 
Attack the adhesive and carefully dislodge the rear glass panel from the chassis.
 
You will need to disconnect the very short fingerprint reader cable from the motherboard before completely moving the glass out of the way.
 
Step 4 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Reader)
 
Use the spudger to help free the Galaxy S8 fingerprint sensor from the adhesive securing it to the rear glass panel.
 
Step 5 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Antenna Assembly and NFC/Wireless Charging Panel and Loudspeaker Array)
 
Remove the following 14 Phillips screws.
 
Spudge up the antenna assembly that includes the NFC and wireless charging panel.
 
Easily pop out the lower antenna and loudspeaker array.
 
Step 6 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Motherboard)
 
Starting with the battery, disconnect the bevy of cables from the Galaxy S8 motherboard.
 
Use the spudger to detach the daughterboard connector on the underside of the motherboard, then extract it from the Samsung phone.
 
Step 7 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Rear-Facing Camera)
 
Pluck off the 12-megapixel Galaxy S8 rear camera.
 
Step 8 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Battery)
 
The S8 battery is firmly adhered in place. Use a spudger to muscle it free from the adhesive securing it to the smartphone.
 
After a brief struggle out pops the 11.55 watt-hour (Wh), 3,000 milliampere-hour (mAh) Galaxy S8 battery.
 
Step 9 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Daughterboard that includes the Modular Headphone Jack, USB-C Port, and Microphone)
 
Remove the following 5 Phillips screw.
 
With the spudger in hand, extricate the daughterboard from the midframe. It includes the Galaxy S8 USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and primary microphone.
 
Detach and separate the modular 3.5mm headphone jack from the daughterboard.
 
Step 10 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Sensor Array, Earpiece Speaker, Front-Facing and Iris Scanning Cameras and Vibrator)
 
The next component to surrender is a front-facing sensor array that contains the status LED, the IR emitter and camera, and the proximity sensor.
 
Remove the S8 earpiece speaker, followed by the front-facing and iris scanning cameras.
 
Extract the spring-contact-connected vibrator.
 
Step 11 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Volume and Bixby Buttons Cable and Power Button Cable)
 
With the tweezers in hand, remove the S8 volume and Bixby buttons cable, followed by the power button cable.
 
The button covers are trapped within the outer case and can’t be removed.
 
Step 12 (Samsung Galaxy S8 Display Assembly)
 
Begin to free the 5.8-inch S8 display assembly by using the heat gun to warm up the sticky adhesive.
 
Use playing cards to attack the adhesive securing the Super-AMOLED display to the S8 frame.
 
Take your time and apply additional heat as needed.
 
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the display cable when decoupling the Galaxy S8 screen from the frame.
 
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.