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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard using tweezers.

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the eight screws with the #00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove blue tape using the tweezers.

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  • Remove screws with the #00 screwdriver.

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  • 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.

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  • Lift the back plate.

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

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  • Slide the flex cable through the slot. Be careful to not tear the cable.

  • Set the front plate down.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Use a heat gun or blow dryer.

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

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

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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