Samsung Galaxy S4 Take Apart Repair GuideGeneral

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  1. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    This guide will walk you through the disassembly of your Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone enabling you to replace damaged parts.

    Suggested Replacement Part(s):

    • Samsung Galaxy S4 Touch Screen Digitizer/ LCD Screen Combo Replacement
    • Samsung Galaxy S4 Replacement Battery
    • Adhesive Strips

    Tools Required:

    • Small Phillips Screwdriver
    • Safe Open Pry Tool

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Take Apart Repair Guide:

    • First step is to completely power down the device and remove the battery cover using the safe open pry tool
    • Remove the battery and SIM card and/or Micro SD card
    • Next you will need to remove 9 Phillips screws which are located in the image below


    • Using a safe pry tool, gently lift the speaker assembly from the retaining clips on the bottom of the device
    • Now we are ready to remove the front bezel. Slide your pry tool slowly around the perimeter to release the clips
    • It is now safe to remove the back housing
    • You will now need to release the 8 connections that are circled in the image below


    • Remove the metal shield that is covering the charging port
    • You can gently remove the charging port flex cable which is held in by a bit of adhesive
    • Remove the long antenna on the right side of the device
    • The motherboard is being held in by one small Phillips screw and once removed the motherboard with camera can be removed
    • Once the mother board has been removed you can then start removing the vibrating motor, headphone jack, front facing camera, proximity sensor and the earpiece speaker

    Reverse the above instructions to reassemble your phone
    Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only

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  2. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    If anyone would like additional help with repairing this device, we also have a repair guide video available. The video can be found at RepairsUniverse (dot) com.
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  3. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    Surely most people's S4 is still in warranty?
  4. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    We get a lot of orders for S4 parts.
  5. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    The commonest problem amongst people I know is breaking or cracking the digitizer.

    Your warranty is not going to cover that and it can be expensive paying someone else to fix your screen (but it varies enormously).

    Thanks for this post. It was interesting to see that it looks relatively straightforward. I've taken an iPad apart and it wasn't as easy as I might have wished. The removable back on an S4 may not look as well-engineered as the back of an iPhone, but I much prefer it.
  6. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Agreed! Glad the guide helped.
  7. snedecor

    snedecor Member

    Do you guys repair as well? Have cracked screen on GS4. Digitizer, OLED fine...
  8. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Well-Known Member

    Samsung devices are also notorious for blowing out the charge port if it gets wet (which isn't covered)

    I changed mine about a month ago using a youtube video, it was really easy, took me about 15 minutes. the only thing that made me nervous was prying out the old charge port (although it shouldn't have because it was broke anyway:p )
  9. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Yes we do if you really need it, but we make video repair guides for each phone and tablet so you can do it yourself and save some money! check out our site sometime!!
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  10. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    We have support via Live chat on our website as well as all the videos you need to repair something like that for future reference, if you ever have any other problems, take a look at the site, and odds are we have what you need as well as a video to help you do it yourself to save money!!
  11. sepepper

    sepepper New Member

    Just finished replacing my front screen/digitizer/LCD assembly. After I got everything transferred over from the old one (vibration motor, front camera, earpiece, headphone, motherboard, antenna micro-coax cable, lower bezel control ribbon), hooked everything up, screwed rear housing back on, reinserted SIM card & SD card, reattached back battery cover, powered it back on-- then to my horror, there was ZERO touch input response on the touchscreen. Panicking for a few minutes, started planning on moving everything back to an old Android (S3) phone, then thought to try a reset first-- I pressed the up volume & power buttons, got into recovery mode, then selected "wipe cache partition", then selected "reboot". After it restarted (and holding my breath), VOILA it worked! Touch input was restored, Hallelujah!
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  12. bcrichster

    bcrichster Well-Known Member

    awesome! Gotta link?

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