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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

Opening the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) will damage the waterproof sealing on the device. If you do not replace the adhesive seals, your phone will function normally, but will loose its water-protection.

If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions. Do not heat your phone. Swollen batteries can be very dangerous, so wear eye protection and exercise due caution, or take it to a professional if you're not sure how to proceed.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach the battery and back cover when reassembling the device.

  1. Power off your phone before beginning disassembly.
    • Power off your phone before beginning disassembly.

    • Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive beneath the back cover. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes. You might want to repeat this step several times during the back cover removal.

    • The adhesive of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is very strong. A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used if you aren't able to open the device with the iOpener. Be careful not to overheat the phone—the AMOLED display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  2. Insert an opening pick at the bottom end of your phone. If you can't manage to insert the opening pick between the back cover and the frame, you can use a suction handle to create a small gap. Start to slide the tip of the opening pick to the bottom left corner and cut the adhesive with it.
    • Insert an opening pick at the bottom end of your phone.

    • If you can't manage to insert the opening pick between the back cover and the frame, you can use a suction handle to create a small gap.

    • Start to slide the tip of the opening pick to the bottom left corner and cut the adhesive with it.

    • Leave the opening pick in the bottom left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing. Insert a new opening pick and start to cut the adhesive on the left side of the phone.

  3. Use an opening pick to cut the adhesive on all sides of the phone. Leave one opening pick in every corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing. Reuse an iOpener if the adhesive becomes hard to cut. During the removal process the back cover is under tension all the time and is likely to break if the adhesive isn't loose enough. Insert an opening pick on the right side of the phone after you cut the adhesive on all sides. Flip it sideways until you can get a good grip on the back cover.
    • Use an opening pick to cut the adhesive on all sides of the phone. Leave one opening pick in every corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

    • Reuse an iOpener if the adhesive becomes hard to cut. During the removal process the back cover is under tension all the time and is likely to break if the adhesive isn't loose enough.

    • Insert an opening pick on the right side of the phone after you cut the adhesive on all sides. Flip it sideways until you can get a good grip on the back cover.

  4. Remove the back cover from the phone.
    • Remove the back cover from the phone.

    • Before applying new adhesive remove any remaining adhesive from the back cover and the frame and clean the areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.

  5. Remove the eight Phillips #00 screws that hold the motherboard cover in its place.
    • Remove the eight Phillips #00 screws that hold the motherboard cover in its place.

  6. Use a pair of tweezers to lift the mother board cover on both upper corners of the phone  out of its clamps. Remove the motherboard cover including the NFC antenna and the loudspeaker. Remove the motherboard cover including the NFC antenna and the loudspeaker.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift the mother board cover on both upper corners of the phone out of its clamps.

    • Remove the motherboard cover including the NFC antenna and the loudspeaker.

  7. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the battery flex cable.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the battery flex cable.

  8. Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive beneath the battery.
  9. Insert the flat end of a spudger in the gap at the bottom end of the battery and start to pry up the bottom right corner. Move the spudger to the bottom left corner of the battery and pry it up.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger in the gap at the bottom end of the battery and start to pry up the bottom right corner.

    • Move the spudger to the bottom left corner of the battery and pry it up.

    • Only insert the spudger as far as the notch on its flat end. See next step for further procedure.

  10. Caution: Only pry in the areas marked in yellow (rim).
    • Caution:

    • Only pry in the areas marked in yellow (rim).

    • Avoid prying in the area marked in red (center). This is the back side of the display.

    • Insert the spudger beneath the battery on the sides of the recess to cut the remaining adhesive until the battery is loose.

  11. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

Conclusion

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

If possible, turn on your phone and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing the phone.

Secure the new battery with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape and press it firmly into place for 5-10 seconds.

For optimal performance and to avoid software sided errors, calibrate your newly installed battery: Drain battery below 10%, then charge uninterrupted to 100%.

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4 Comments

Hallo,

ich kapier einfach nicht wie man das Backcover geöffnet bekommen soll. Ich erhitzt eine Kante mit dem Fön setz den Saugnapf an und es pasiert einfach gar nichts. Ich kann einfach nicht mein Opening Tool unter das Cover kriegen. Was mach ich falsch?

Salomo Heinz - Reply

Hallo Salome, je nach alter des Handys kann der Klebstoff schon sehr hartnäckig geworden sein. Ein Fön erzeugt nur langsam die benötigte Hitze (wir wollen auf ca 80°C kommen). Versuche etwas länger die untere Kante und auch die beiden seitlichen Kanten zu erhitzen und dann mit dem Saugnapf anzuheben. Anstatt mit einem Opening Tool (blauer Hebel) kannst du auch ein Opening Pick (Plektrum) verwenden – es ist etwas schlanker und man kann damit besser den Klebstoff trennen. Bleib geduldig und viel Erfolg

Tobias Isakeit -

Hallo,

wir haben den Akku entsprechend der Anleitung getauscht. Das hat auch Problemlos funktioniert, nur leider sagt das Gerät jetzt beim Einstecken des Ladegerätes, dass die Temperatur zu niedrig ist und der Ladevorgang erst bei normaler Temperatur fortgesetzt wird. Was haben wir falsch gemacht????

Grüße

Ronny

Ronny Räßler - Reply

Any reason this guide has different instructions on Battery Calibration than the dedicated iFixit guide on Battery Calibration? I’m gonna do what is says here (because it’s faster and easier) and I followed the rest of the guide (so I might as well do everything it says), but I find it kinda strange that it’s different.

Stefan Makus - Reply

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