Samsung Galaxy S III Headphone Jack/Speaker Assembly Replacement

Replace the Headphone Jack/Speaker Assembly in your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Use this guide to replace the headphone jack/speaker assembly.

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Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

  • The following four steps can be accomplished without a plastic opening tool. However, it's recommended to use a tool to best avoid breaking any clips along the perimeter of the rear case.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool or fingernail into the notch in the gap between the rear case and the rest of the phone, located at the top of the device.

  • Gently twist the opening tool to disconnect the clips securing the top of the rear case.

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Slide the plastic opening tool left along the top edge and repeat the twisting motion to widen the gap between the rear case and the phone.

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Continue to move the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the top left corner, gently prying up along the rear case.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Pry along the top right side, and continue prying down the right side of the rear case.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Lift up and remove the rear case from the phone.

  • You may need to peel the case up to separate it from any clips still holding it to the bottom of the phone.

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Edit Step 6 Battery  ¶ 

  • This step can be accomplished without the need of a plastic opening tool. Just use your finger if you want to.

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the small notch above the battery.

  • Pry the battery up out of its recess.

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery.

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Edit Step 8 SIM Card  ¶ 

  • Using your fingernail, push 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.

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

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Use your thumb to slide enough of the SIM card out of its slot to grab ahold of it.

  • Grasp and remove the SIM card away from the phone.

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Edit Step 10 microSD Card  ¶ 

  • Using your fingernail, push 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.

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

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Use your thumb to slide the microSD card out of the slot.

  • Remove the microSD card from the phone.

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Edit Step 12 Plastic Midframe  ¶ 

  • Remove the ten 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screws securing the midframe to the front panel assembly.

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Grasp the left side of the plastic midframe with your thumb and forefinger and lift it away from the phone.

  • The midframe lightly snaps in place, and can be removed with very little force.

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Edit Step 14 Headphone Jack/Speaker Assembly  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the rear-facing camera connector up from its socket on the motherboard.

  • Make sure you are prying on the connector and not the socket, or you may damage the motherboard.

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Edit Step 15  ¶ 

  • Insert a plastic opening tool outboard of the speaker portion of the headphone jack/speaker assembly.

  • Gently pry the headphone jack/speaker assembly up from the front assembly.

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Edit Step 16  ¶ 

  • Lift the headphone jack/speaker assembly out of the Galaxy S III.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the Samsung Galaxy S III device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #0 Screwdriver

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Plastic Opening Tools

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Comments Comments are onturn off

Thanks for the guide. It's the most detailed that I have seen so far. I'm looking for a headphone jack assembly replacement part that is compatible with a verizon s3 (i535), but they are difficult to find. Some of the sellers on ebay are advertising that their replacement for the i9300 is compatible with the i535, but I am not sure. Can you please tell me where you purchased your headphone jack assembly replacement?

Thanks!

Wendy

Wendy, · Reply

I completed the tutorial but still have sound through the left and only on the right when I spin the jack AND apply pressure towards the phone. The part was brand new and all connections look good at a glance. I must have missed something though. Any ideas?

Nick, · Reply

i had the same problem (no sound through the right ear)

i followed the repair guide, teared it apart and then, when i had the jack out of it i used a flashlight and a soldering iron

my guide:

use a very thin soldering iron, make it really hot, put very much solder on it

then stick it in the jack you have to be VERY FAST!!! otherwise the plastic will melt

now you have solder on the contacts and they touch the headphone plug again :)

worked fine for me, but only do this when you know how to solder!

it's a little risky but it's worth it

cheers

Markus

markuslindner1, · Reply

Forgot about the step to remove the back casing...pretty simple though, just several screws then pop it off.

Courtney, · Reply

There's another piece of the frame that needs to be taken out, but it doens't come out as nicely... unless I did something wrong. It's the part that covers the speaker. I couldn't find a nice way of taking it out.

David, · Reply

I had to use a guitar-pick to pry that section off of the frame. Start at the front-facing camera edge and run the pick underneath the plastic cover. The catches should release.

Takashi Alekseev, · Reply

I used a pointed prying too to get it started, then the flat one. It took some fiddling but finally came off nicely.

Nick B, · Reply

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