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Introduction

Use this guide to open your Samsung Galaxy Buds+ for repairs. The photos for this guide were taken with the left earbud, but the procedure is the same for both earbuds.


Galaxy Buds+ are rated IPX2 for ingress-resistance, meaning they are splash resistant. After this repair, they may lose their water protection.

  1. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Remove the eartip: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Remove the eartip: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • If possible, discharge your Galaxy Buds+ before replacing the battery.

    • Use your fingers to remove the silicone eartip by pulling it upwards while slipping it off the earbud.

  2. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Remove the earbud's rubber wingtip: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Remove the earbud's rubber wingtip: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Remove the earbud's rubber wingtip: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers or a pair blunt nose tweezers to remove the earbud's rubber wingtip by pulling it upwards while slipping it off the earbud.

  3. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Create a gap: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Create a gap: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of pliers to hold the earbud horizontally along the seam between the upper and lower halves of the case.

    • To protect the earbud from scratches, tape the surface of the pliers or place a cloth between the pincers.

    • Apply steady, even pressure to either side of the earbud along the main housing seam to create a gap.

  4. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Insert an opening tool: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Insert an opening tool: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening tool into the gap between the two cases of the earbud.

    • Use the opening tool to pry the two cases apart.

    • You may need to work your way around the entire earbud with the opening tool.

    • Don't remove the upper case yet, it’s still connected to the board.

  5. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Access the connector: step 5, image 1 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Access the connector: step 5, image 2 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Access the connector: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Make sure that the flex cable is not under tension during the following step.

    • To remove the upper part of the earbud from the board, place it on the table to access the connector.

  6. How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Disconnect the upper earbud case: step 6, image 1 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Disconnect the upper earbud case: step 6, image 2 of 3 How to Open the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, Disconnect the upper earbud case: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening tool to disconnect the upper earbud case from the board by prying the connector out of its socket.

    • Remove the upper earbud case.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Apply new adhesive where necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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