Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken or cracked display of your Samsung Galaxy A5.

Image 1/3: If your screen is cracked you want to cover the front panel with tape to protect yourself from glass shards and get a better grip to lift it. Image 2/3: [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Heating/25705|new_window=true|Use an iOpener] to soften the glue on the edge of the display. Concentrate on the sides first and then on the bottom part. Image 3/3: With an iSclack or a suction handle you can lift the display a little bit to get in the gap with an opening pick.
  • Switch off your phone.

    • If your screen is cracked you want to cover the front panel with tape to protect yourself from glass shards and get a better grip to lift it.

  • Use an iOpener to soften the glue on the edge of the display. Concentrate on the sides first and then on the bottom part.

  • With an iSclack or a suction handle you can lift the display a little bit to get in the gap with an opening pick.

  • In the beginning just insert the tip of the opening pick and slide along the side to loosen the glue. Leave the top and bottom alone for now.

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Image 1/3: Take a second opening pick and work your way around the bottom edge. Image 2/3: Be careful where the two touch buttons are (see next step for orientation). Take your time and be patient. Image 3/3: Repeat the last step and this one on the other side.
  • When the glue ist loosened enough on the side you can lift the display a little bit more to get underneath the display with an opening pick.

  • Take a second opening pick and work your way around the bottom edge.

    • Be careful where the two touch buttons are (see next step for orientation). Take your time and be patient.

  • Repeat the last step and this one on the other side.

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Image 1/3: Now you will be able to move the picks at the bottom closer to the home button and eventually open the display towards the top. Image 2/3: Don't open the display all the way. It is still connected to the motherboard. Image 3/3: The home button may stick to the display assembly or remain on the midframe. Keep an eye on it if your new display does not come with one already attached.
  • Grab the iOpener once again to heat up the bottom and top part to further soften the glue.

  • Now you will be able to move the picks at the bottom closer to the home button and eventually open the display towards the top.

    • Don't open the display all the way. It is still connected to the motherboard.

  • The home button may stick to the display assembly or remain on the midframe. Keep an eye on it if your new display does not come with one already attached.

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Image 1/3: Now you can remove the display. Image 2/3: Now you can remove the display. Image 3/3: Now you can remove the display.
  • In the top right corner you can find the connector of the display. Use a spudger to unplug it.

  • Now you can remove the display.

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Conclusion

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

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