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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Repair Guide / Take Apart Instructions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by repairsuniverse, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
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    Need to tear down your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 to repair a broken or cracked touch screen or even faulty LCD display? This guide brought to you by Repairs Universe will assist you in installing the following parts:

    • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Touch Screen Digitizer
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LCD Screen
    • Other internal components

    Recommended tools to perform this repair:

    • Plastic Pry Tool(s)
    • Small Phillips Screwdriver (#00)
    • Adhesive Strips (required for installing new screen replacements)
    • Heat Gun or Blow Dryer (required to heat up and loosen adhesive)

    Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 Repair Guide:

    • Before you begin you must power off your device and remove the stylus pen.
    • Next take your pry tool and insert it between the seam of the back cover and the housing. Evenly pry along all sides and corners of the back cover to release the clips securing it in the housing.
    • Once the back cover has been removed take your Small Phillips Screwdriver (#00) and remove (8) screws that are circled in the figure below.
    • Now gently pry up the battery and release the connection highlighted below to remove it from your device completly.

    See figure below connector and screw locations.


    Now we can start working at the top of the device.

    • Take your Small Phillips Screwdriver and remove these (3) screws circled in the figure below.
    • Then, Taking your plastic pry tool you will need to release the (5) pop connections on the motherboard.

    See figure below for connection and screw locations.


    Now that this has been completed you can start from the lower half of the device.

    • Using your Small Phillips Screwdriver remove the (7) screws circled in the figure below.
      [*Next take your plastic pry tool and gently release the (6) connections shown below.
    • Note: The connection highlighted in yellow has a metal plate covering the connector. You will need to pry and lift up this metal plate to expose the connection in order to release it.
    • Finally take your pry tool and gently lift up and remove the (2) loud speakers located on the left and right sections at bottom of the device.

    See figure below for connection and screw locations.


    Now that the screws, connections, and speakers are released you can now begin removing the motherboard and other components.

    • Use your plastic pry tool to gently pry up the bottom of the motherboard to allow you to remove it from the housing. (Use extreme care when handling the motherboard.)
    • Now take your plastic pry tool and gently lift and remove the headphone jack assembly and front camera.
    • Next you will need to remove the microphone and button assembly. Carefully pry up the flex ribbon starting at the top and slowly peel down towards the bottom. This flex ribbon is held on by a little adhesive so you will want to be careful not to tear this ribbon cable.

    See figure below for reference.


    Next you will want to remove the vibration motor and memory card reader assembly.

    • Taking your plastic pry tool and first pry up the memory card reader. Be careful as the card reader and vibrate motor are attached by a small flex ribbon cable.
    • Next you will need to pry up the vibrate motor from the housing (it is held down with strong adhesive.)
    • You might find to remove the vibration motor that using a small flat head screwdriver or other metal pry tool will give you extra prying leverage to release it from the adhesive holding it in place.
    • Next you have to remove one final flex cable by taking your pry tool and releasing it from the jaw connector located underneath the ribbon.
    See figure below for reference.


    • Next you are able to flip over the screen assembly and housing and apply heat to loosen up any adhesive.
    • Use your heat source on a medium setting, roughly 3-4 inches away from the screen.
    • Be sure to apply heat to all edges of the screen to loosen up the adhesive holding the screen in place.


    Notice: This Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tear down guide is for informational and learning purposes only. Perform this repair at your own risk.

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  2. Kingofcups

    Kingofcups Lurker

    I've waited so long for this thank you!!
  3. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You are very welcome! :)
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    VERY Nice! Was about to post the link to the video you did on Youtube!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Take Apart Repair Guide - YouTube

    Now, my question is...on all the removable parts, were you able to confirm if there's a wireless Qi charger connected to the back cover or anywhere internally? I couldn't tell if it was just NFC behind the black electrical tape (on the back cover) or if it was both NFC and wireless Qi charging capabilities.

    Thanks again for posting this.
  5. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately, It appears there is not wireless charging capabilities on this device.
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  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Thanks for confirming. Nobody had been able to give full confirmation until your video, so I'm definitely spreading the word. Great stuff on the tear down.
  7. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thank you we're glad we can help!
  8. lucarini2

    lucarini2 Lurker

    I need a how to after the video ends. I can do everything in this video up to replacing the digitizer. I can't find a video of the digitizer being separated from the lcd. I bought a note 8.0 on Craigslist for $100 witha cracked digitizer for my daughters 6th bday and want to know how to putin the digitizer without damaging the lcd. I ordered a new digitizer for $60, itll be here 3 days before her bday.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    6th or 16th bday?
  10. alexismora94

    alexismora94 Lurker

    Where can I buy the lcd part
  11. emahir

    emahir Lurker

    Hi repairsuniverse,
    is there any tool that can make removing the LCD easy. I'm stuck at just this last step of removing the LCD.. Somehow its not coming off after following what is written.

  12. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Make sure you have heated the sides and edges of the device using a blow dryer (on medium heat) or a heat gun (on low heat). Once the sides and edges have been heated you should be able to use a "safe open pry tool" to remove the LCD screen from the adhesive. If you do not have a pry tool, we have them available on our website. A link to the site can be found below in our signature.
  13. kamishki

    kamishki Lurker

    Hi...I have a quick question for you...

    I worry more about breaking connectors or losing parts than applying some heat to the screen.

    here goes...A friend of mine asked if I can change his Note 8 screen that he just cracked since I just changed a screen on my old Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. When I did my tablet I didn't bother to disconnect anything except the battery. I just opened it up, Pulled the battery connection then heated the screen in small sections inserting guitar picks as I went around the screen. I used a heat gun on a stand and applied heat to a small section at a time with both hands free so I could work quickly and feel if anything was over heating. it went very well and the screen did not crackup upon removal.

    My long winded question is....what is the risk of doing this on a galaxy Note 8 without removing all the parts except what is needed to get to the digitizer connection. Also, the video does not show where the LCD connector.

  14. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    As long as you heat up the device evenly you should be alright. We always suggest removing the battery because it is not ideal to apply heat to it.
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  15. rababfalak

    rababfalak Lurker

    This is my first time repairing my tab.i dropped it and the screen works but is cracked moreover how do we remove the connections?do I cut wires or stuff and I am scared ...how come we remove everything.i dont know how to put it all together again.a friend of mine said just to remove the guerilla screen...watever that is.. and how do we remove the connections.i told you about my cracked but functioning screen so do I have to replace it with a new one? plz I need help in saving my tab
  16. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The gorilla glass is referring to the digitizer you are replacing. Use a plastic pry tool to lift the jawbone connectors and gently pull the flex cable out. If it is still functioning it is completely up to your discretion whether or not to replace.
  17. michaelbolton

    michaelbolton Lurker

    I damaged the lcd during repair from sheer stupidity. The lcd I damaged was from a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 4g.

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 16gb wifis are the same price as a replacement lcd. Is there an easier method to swap parts without removing or changing the digitizer and lcd as the only difference would be the 3g/4g component and sim slot.

    Expensive lesson learned but it is what it is. Good device but horrible battery life.
  18. michaelbolton

    michaelbolton Lurker

    Quoting myself. Swapped parts over from the 4g model to the wifi model. Unfortunately they differ slightly. Enough for the back cover to not be able to close.

    Things that don't fit unless you were willing to snap the plastic off is
    the micro usb port, the motherboard (the middle plastic molding for the screw) and the 3g/4g antenna.

    Didn't want to go through the steps of removing glue and reapplying it to the lcd screen.

    Operational without a back cover but it won't hold a sim card in place so in short to replace the screen you must select a 3g/4g replacement digitizer / lcd if you have one.
  19. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sorry to hear things didn't work out. It would certainly be nice if more devices had compatible parts. But that would be too easy right? :)
  20. sweet_velvet

    sweet_velvet Lurker

    If the gorilla screen digitizer is broken, do you have to replace it with the same? I know it sounds stupid. I'm asking because I bought this screen protector thinking that it can replace the gorilla screen.
  21. AzianTech

    AzianTech Lurker

    The day after Halloween, I found out that while I was asleep at a friend's house the night before, after a party, someone had spilled tea on my tablet in my bag and my tablet was in my bag with the USB port facing up. :mad: I didn't discover it until hours later. I tried plugging it in because the battery had died, in hopes that I was lucky, but alas, it seems that I am not.

    When it's plugged in, the battery loading screen comes up, but the green battery life icon never comes up with the dots to indicate the battery is gaining a charge. I left it sitting in a bag of rice for 3 days, did an alcohol rinse with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, switched the rice and left in the the new rice for 3 more days. I plugged it in, and now it seems as though the LCD is screwed up and the images are no longer visible. It's still sitting in the bag of rice and every few days I switch the rice out. The back light is still displaying the same issue or turning on and turning off again like it was doing when the battery icon was visible.

    I know that I need to replace the screen, but how can I diagnose what else needs to be repaired/replaced? When I take it apart what should I look for in order to diagnose if I need to replace the USB port? The operating system seems to be intact still, and the motherboard undamaged. Also, would it be easier to just replace the entire screen assembly rather than taking the digitizer touch screen and LCD apart? I'm trying to save my investment rather than just replacing it. It's mainly the information on the device that is important to me rather than the device itself, but saving the device would be nice too.

    Thanks so much for your help in advance!
  22. sangrant

    sangrant Lurker

    I have opened up my Galaxy note 8 to see why my S Pen falls out. The retention clip has broken (My son dropped it)

    Where can I find a replacement retention clip? It looks like the battery screw must be removed and possibly the battery to replace it. Just replaced the charging port on my wife's note 8 as it had gone bad and was extremely touchy and sensitive and would not charge the tablet. I have checked Ebay but I may be using the wrong descriptor in searching for it.
  23. Harry Archer

    Harry Archer Lurker

    Hello, I hope someone can help me. I recently changed the module of charging port of my Note 8.0 and worked. The tablet charges without failures or false contacts, but when disconnecting the charger it stops recognizing it. That is, I connect the charger to the tablet and it works, I disconnect it, then reconnect it and it no longer recognizes it. It only works again if I disconnect the flex with pins of the module of charging port and plug it in again, but it only works once, and I have to repeat the operation if I disconnect the charger.

    Any idea how to fix it? Will be some defect of the module? Voltage changes?


Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 8.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 4600mAh battery.

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