Introduction

How to replace the screen on a Samsung Captivate Glide.

Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off. Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off. Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off.
  • Remove back cover using fingernail or plastic opening tool. The cover pulls up and off.

Remove battery with plastic opening tool or finger. Remove battery with plastic opening tool or finger.
  • Remove battery with plastic opening tool or finger.

Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver. Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the seven screws from backplate using the #00 screwdriver.

Remove the back plate using the plastic opening tool. There is a lip on each side, and both must be pried up. You can work your way around the edges after prying the two sides.
  • Remove the back plate using the plastic opening tool.

  • There is a lip on each side, and both must be pried up.

  • You can work your way around the edges after prying the two sides.

Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone. Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the two tabs connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone.

Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard using tweezers.
  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard using tweezers.

Remove the single screw connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone by using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the single screw connecting the motherboard to the base of the phone by using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone. Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.
  • Lift the motherboard out of the base of the phone.

Remove the eight screws with the #00 screwdriver. Remove the eight screws with the #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the eight screws with the #00 screwdriver.

Remove blue tape using the tweezers. Remove blue tape using the tweezers.
  • Remove blue tape using the tweezers.

Remove screws with the #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove screws with the #00 screwdriver.

Using the plastic opening tool, remove the back plate by prying on the four main points.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the back plate by prying on the four main points.

    • You may encounter difficultly at certain points. Work the plastic opening tool along the edge to keep back plate from closing again.

Lift the back plate.
  • Lift the back plate.

  • To remove to slide flex cable, gently peel back from the back plate and remove back plate.

Slide the flex cable through the slot. Be careful to not tear the cable. Set the front plate down. Set the front plate down.
  • Slide the flex cable through the slot. Be careful to not tear the cable.

  • Set the front plate down.

Remove the four corner screws using the #00 screwdriver. Remove the four corner screws using the #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four corner screws using the #00 screwdriver.

Using the plastic opening tool, release all the clips on all four sides holding the screen assembly. You can now remove the back plate by sliding the flex cable through the slot. You can now remove the back plate by sliding the flex cable through the slot.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, release all the clips on all four sides holding the screen assembly.

  • You can now remove the back plate by sliding the flex cable through the slot.

Use the plastic opening tool to release the main jaw connector, front speaker and camera. Use the plastic opening tool to release the main jaw connector, front speaker and camera. Use the plastic opening tool to release the main jaw connector, front speaker and camera.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to release the main jaw connector, front speaker and camera.

By using the plastic opening tool you can release the keypad flex cable from the jaw connecter clamp. By using the plastic opening tool you can release the keypad flex cable from the jaw connecter clamp.
  • By using the plastic opening tool you can release the keypad flex cable from the jaw connecter clamp.

Use a heat gun or blow dryer. Heat the outside edges using quick movements for about 45 seconds.
  • Use a heat gun or blow dryer.

  • Heat the outside edges using quick movements for about 45 seconds.

Using the plastic opening tool to pry around the edges, release the touch screen from the screen frame. Using the plastic opening tool to pry around the edges, release the touch screen from the screen frame. Using the plastic opening tool to pry around the edges, release the touch screen from the screen frame.
  • Using the plastic opening tool to pry around the edges, release the touch screen from the screen frame.

While adhesive is still warm, use the plastic opening tool to gently remove the keyboard flex cable from the screen. You can now replace the screen assembly. You can now replace the screen assembly.
  • While adhesive is still warm, use the plastic opening tool to gently remove the keyboard flex cable from the screen.

  • You can now replace the screen assembly.

Conclusion

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

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