Introduction

This guide will show you how to get access to the motherboard of the Samsung Galaxy S so that you can remove and/or replace it.

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. 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. Insert the edge of the spudger into the slit and use it to pry the back case off of the phone.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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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. 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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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.
  • 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. Once the clips are detached, separate the main case from the LCD touchscreen. Once the clips are detached, separate the main case from the LCD touchscreen.
  • 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. Use the spudger to pry out the grey rubber rectangular component from the main case. Use the spudger to pry out the grey rubber rectangular component from the main case.
  • Use the spudger to pry out the grey rubber rectangular component from the main case.

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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. 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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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. 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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Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the white wire boxed in red. Carefully disconnect the green and golden boxed components from the motherboard. The boxed components do not completely detached from the motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the white wire boxed in red.

  • Carefully disconnect the green and golden boxed components from the motherboard.

  • The boxed components do not completely detached from the motherboard.

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Use the screwdriver to remove the black screw circled in blue. Lift the motherboard off of the touchscreen. The motherboard is still attached to the phone by wires. Do not pull on the wires.
  • Use the screwdriver to remove the black screw circled in blue.

  • Lift the motherboard off of the touchscreen.

  • The motherboard is still attached to the phone by wires. Do not pull on the wires.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the silver cylinder out of its housing. The cylinder is held in place by a weak adhesive and shouldn't be too difficult to remove. The cylinder is held in place by a weak adhesive and shouldn't be too difficult to remove.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the silver cylinder out of its housing.

  • The cylinder is held in place by a weak adhesive and shouldn't be too difficult to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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