Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the current screen on your Samsung Droid Charge and install a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Open up the back case on the phone from the groove in the bottom of the phone.
    • Open up the back case on the phone from the groove in the bottom of the phone.

    • You can do this by inserting a fingernail or similarly thin object into the groove and pulling up with mild force.

  2. Below the left part of the bottom of the battery area there will be a groove large enough to fit in a finger or screw driver head.
    • Below the left part of the bottom of the battery area there will be a groove large enough to fit in a finger or screw driver head.

    • Use the groove to lever out the battery gently, in order to not damage either the battery or phone. Store the battery in a safe place.

    • Push the SD card further into its metal slot until you hear a click.

    • Release the card, and it should automatically eject itself.

    • Remove the SD card.

    • Slide the SIM card out of its casing by pushing on it and sliding it upward.

    • Locate the 7 small black screws located around the edge of the phone under the battery cover.

    • With a small Philips head screwdriver, remove each of the screws and place them in a secure location.

    • Locate your pry tool.

    • Insert the pry tool into the plastic edge that runs along the sides of the phone. Doing so will allow you to remove part of the back casing.

    • Use a prying motion to lift the casing up.

    • Repeat this motion all around the screen edge until the casing pops off.

    • Release the one pop connector for the motherboard located on the right.

    • Release the volume button flex cable on the right.

    • Release the power button flex cable on the right.

    • Now the motherboard can be removed. Simply lift out the motherboard and set aside.

    • Using a hairdryer or heat gun, warm the phone. Doing so will warm the adhesive holding the screen in place, allowing us to continue disassembling the device.

    • Use the pry tool to pry the screen off the casing. You may need to use force to overcome the adhesive.

    • Work carefully to prevent damage to the phone.

    • You can now swap out the old screen for your new one.

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