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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Display Replacement

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  1. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Start by switching off your phone.

    • Take an iOpener to heat up and soften the glue behind the back cover.

    • With a suction handle lift the back cover to insert an opening pick.

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    • Slide the pick up to the middle to separate the back cover from the frame.

    • Insert a second opening pick and move around the right corner along the bottom and around the left corner.

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    • Take another opening pick and continue towards the top corner.

    • Here you want to use one more pick for the last part at the top.

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    • Insert a plastic card at the bottom and slide it underneath the back cover.

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    • Heat up the back cover once again so you can slide the plastic card towards the top.

    • Always take a peek underneath the back cover to not damage any parts like the NFC antenna.

    • Move the plastic card until you reach the camera bump. Now slowly lift up the back cover and finally remove it.

    • Be sure to remove any residue from the glue and apply new adhesive when reassembling.

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    • Remove the SIM card tray.

    • Remove the 17 Phillips #00 screws on the midframe.

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    • Push the exposed part of the battery away from the midframe to separate the components.

    • You may need the IMEI sticker on your old battery to identify your phone in the future, be sure to transfer it to the replacement battery.

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    • With a flat end of a spudger disconnect the display connector.

    • Reheat the iOpener and use it to loosen the adhesive under the display.

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    • Use a Jimmy to get between the frame and the front panel.

    • Pry up the display unit just a bit so you can put an opening pick behind the display.

    • You just want to insert the tip of the opening pick where the display cable is.

    • Slide down the side to separate the glue. At the bottom you can insert the opening pick further to keep the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Repeat the same procedure on the other side.

    • Here you can insert the opening pick as far as half of an inch to get the glue off behind the battery.

    • Slide down to where the display ends.

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    • Now slide along the bottom to get the glue off.

    • Be careful, there are two touch buttons on each side behind the front panel. In the middle only go as deep as where the home button begins.

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    • Re-heat the display unit for the next few steps.

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    Tool used on this step:
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    • On the left hand side (where the motherboard sits) replace the opening pick with a plastic card to get to the glue behind the battery.

    • Continue separating the adhesive until you reach the display cable.

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    • Separate the display from the display frame and cut the remaining glue at the top with an opening pick.

    • Carefully slide the display cable out of the slot in the display frame.

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    • Before you start reassembling plug the new display to the motherboard and perform a short test by powering on your phone. See if the display lights up and the touch works properly.

    • Remove any adhesive from the display and rear glass and reapply as necessary.

Conclusion

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

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8 Comments

dear sir,

i follow the steps above but still my mobile with black screen and colored dots, what shall i do please help me

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PAWAN KUMAR - Reply

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Teofil Timis - Reply

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