Introduction

A guide showing how to replace the display unit for the Samsung A3 2015 model

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  • Heat up the edges of the display with a heat gun or iPad opener.

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Image 1/2: Watch out for the ear speaker, camera and light sensor on the top of the phone. Image 2/2: When working the glass free around the bottom of the phone, slide the tool out to avoid damaging the left and right home buttons (as shown in picture 2).
  • Using a pick or slim plastic tool, work around the edge of the frame to loosen the glass.

  • Watch out for the ear speaker, camera and light sensor on the top of the phone.

  • When working the glass free around the bottom of the phone, slide the tool out to avoid damaging the left and right home buttons (as shown in picture 2).

  • NOTE: The LCD is also glued to the frame and will most likely break when removing the display.

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Image 1/2: Pry the contacts gently off the underside of the glass and push them back into the recesses on the phone (shown in yellow). Image 2/2: Pry the contacts gently off the underside of the glass and push them back into the recesses on the phone (shown in yellow).
  • Once the display has been disconnected, lift the top of the display away from the phone to expose the home buttons (Shown in green)

  • Pry the contacts gently off the underside of the glass and push them back into the recesses on the phone (shown in yellow).

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Image 1/1: Turn the phone on to make sure the display and home buttons work. If you glue the display without testing it first, it's a pain to take it off again once it has been glued and runs the risk of the display breaking.
  • Connect the new display and seat it in the phone, without removing the plastic for the adhesive.

  • Turn the phone on to make sure the display and home buttons work. If you glue the display without testing it first, it's a pain to take it off again once it has been glued and runs the risk of the display breaking.

  • If the display works, remove the plastic covering the adhesive and seat the display in the phone. Push gently around the edges to ensure a good seal

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Do not attempt this while driving or lovemaking :)

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Harvey

Member since: 02/15/2016

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The lcd on my phone was physically glued to the inside of the phone so it broke when trying to remove it (which wasn't a problem as it was dead anyway) but this needs to be mentioned as it isn't!

Clems - Reply

nice man really cool staff

Shelton Chiuswa - Reply

Is the concept the same with newer models of the Samsung Galaxy A3?

Frederik Novak Jansen - Reply

The 2016 Model is different, so I would look for the model specific repair information:

Samsung A3 2016 Model - A310F Display / LCD Replacement

Samsung A3 2016 Model - A310F Display / LCD Replacement

This is a guide I wrote for the 2016 model...Hope it helps!

Harvey - Reply

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