Introduction

I noticed that there was not to much information about working on this phone. I received one in a non-working condition and figured it would be a good chance for some guides. The phone is easy to work on and no hidden screws or clips, no excessive glue. A straight forward no nonsense phone.

  1. Here is the Samsung SCH-U380 Brightside
    • Here is the Samsung SCH-U380 Brightside

    • Turn it over to gain access to the battery.

    • Remove the backcover by simply pulling it off the phone from the top down

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  2. Remove the battery
    • Remove the battery

    • Remove the six Phillips screws from the back frame

    • All six screws are identical M1.5X3

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    • Use a plastic opening tool or similar tool to separate the top from the bottom frame. Applying slight pressure in a downwards direction will disengage the plastic clips

    • Continue to slide the tool along the slot until you feel the plastic locks disengage

    • Once all locks have released, the bottom frame can simply be removed.

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    • Remove the two Phillips screws from the EMI shield.

    • Both screws are identical M1.5X2

    • Remove the EMI shield

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    • Detach the LCD connector.

    • Remove the logic board

    • This is the speaker module. In the center is the camera, but it is not part of the module.

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    • turn the logic board over. The speaker module is held in place

      • by one Phillips screw

      • and two clips

    • Remove the Phillips screw.

    • It is a M1X2 Phillips screw

    • Next disengage one of the clips by simply applying some sideways pressure with your fingernail. This will loosen the module.

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    • Turn the logic board around. With the speaker module loose, simply lift it off the board.

    • Speaker module removed.

      • Camera

      • and audio jack

      • are not part of this module and will remain on the board.

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Conclusion

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

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