SD card randomly ejects
My phone randomly says my SD card has been ejected. Take the back off the phone and SD card is securely in place. Anyone have a solution to this?
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Probably the MicroSD card slot is damaged. Try another new microSD card first and see if that fixes the issue. Otherwise you may need to get another microSD card + Sim card slot flex cable assembly (Pins in microSD card slot probably damaged). That should fix the issue. You'll need to get the correct model number of the part that is compatible with the phone.
Edit: While there isn't currently a repair guide on how to do this. It is fairly simple.
You can get the part from here, if your model number is GT-i9505:
I will provide my own steps as there seems to not be a guide on this.
Follow this guide up to step 11:
To be safe you can also take the logic board out by following the further steps.
Now for this part, you'll need to unplug the SIM card tray flex cable which is connected to the MicroSD and Sim card slot assembly. The right side of the assembly is held by adhesive which is stuck to the metal protective plating on the logic board.
The left side of this assembly on top of the logic board is stuck together with the metal plating which is easy to take off as you only need to unclip the left side. The right side takes some effort as you will need to use some kind of tool to separate or loosen the adhesive. I used a razor blade, which you will need to be careful if you do use one to separate this. Make sure the blade is under the assembly between the top of the metal plating and under the sim card assembly. Do this slowly. Once you've gotten it off. Putting the other one is simple.
Plug the cable in, push the left side then right side of the new flex assembly in and you're done.
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