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.

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
  • 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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Remove the battery Remove the six Phillips screws from the back frame All six screws are identical M1.5X3
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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