Introduction

This guide will show you how to disassemble the Samsung Galaxy S in order to get access to its camera unit.

Image 1/3: Identify the slit which is at the bottom edge of the phone. Image 2/3: Identify the slit which is at the bottom edge of the phone. Image 3/3: Identify the slit which is at the bottom edge of the phone.
  • To remove the back case of the Samsung Galaxy S, you may need a spudger.

  • Identify the slit which is at the bottom edge of the phone.

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  • Insert the edge of the spudger into the slit and use it to pry the back case off of the phone.

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  • Insert the spudger into the space between the battery and the phone and pry the battery out as you slide it along the underside the battery.

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Image 1/3: If the screws are stuck, use the spudger to pry them out. Image 2/3: If the screws are stuck, use the spudger to pry them out. Image 3/3: If the screws are stuck, use the spudger to pry them out.
  • Use the screwdriver to unscrew each of the 6 silver screws holding the main case to the LCD touchscreen.

  • If the screws are stuck, use the spudger to pry them out.

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Image 1/3: Insert the thin edge of the plastic opening tool into the groove between the silver edge and black edge. Image 2/3: Run the tool all the way around the edge of the phone until you hear each of the clips detach. Image 3/3: Run the tool all the way around the edge of the phone until you hear each of the clips detach.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the main case from the LCD touchscreen.

  • Insert the thin edge of the plastic opening tool into the groove between the silver edge and black edge.

  • Run the tool all the way around the edge of the phone until you hear each of the clips detach.

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  • Once the clips are detached, separate the main case from the LCD touchscreen.

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  • Use the spudger to pry out the grey rubber rectangular component from the main case.

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Image 1/3: Once the speaker is unclipped it should pop out easily. Image 2/3: Once the speaker is unclipped it should pop out easily. Image 3/3: Once the speaker is unclipped it should pop out easily.
  • Use the spudger to pry along the groove between the speaker and the main case.

  • Once the speaker is unclipped it should pop out easily.

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Image 1/3: Pry camera unit attached to it off the motherboard. Image 2/3: Pry camera unit attached to it off the motherboard. Image 3/3: Pry camera unit attached to it off the motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, you will need to detach the black square component which is boxed in blue.

  • Pry camera unit attached to it off the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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