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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Locate your pry tool.
  • 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.

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

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