Introduction

Use this guide to replace the display on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Note that there may be slight differences between the phone depicted and your model of the Galaxy Nexus.

Open the back cover of the phone with your fingers or use the plastic opening tools to pry the back cover off of the phone.
  • Open the back cover of the phone with your fingers or use the plastic opening tools to pry the back cover off of the phone.

  • Remove the battery by prying it free from the divot at the bottom.

  • Store the back cover and the battery in a safe place, such as a bowl, until you are ready to re-install them.

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Remove the four 4.5 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the phone.
  • Remove the four 4.5 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the phone.

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Flip the phone over so that the screen faces upward. Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the screen and the outer case. Work the plastic opening tool around the phone without removing it from the seam.
  • Flip the phone over so that the screen faces upward.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the screen and the outer case. Work the plastic opening tool around the phone without removing it from the seam.

  • Slowly pry the outer case from the screen.

  • Work carefully. Excessive force can easily damage the case.

It helps a lot to pry from the inside of the casing. After all the screws are out, the plastic is very loosely held together.

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Remove a single 4 mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the phone. Lift up the flat connector from its socket on the motherboard. Lift the entire headphone jack assembly from the phone.
  • Remove a single 4 mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the phone.

  • Lift up the flat connector from its socket on the motherboard.

  • Lift the entire headphone jack assembly from the phone.

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Disconnect the two ribbon cables from the motherboard. Disconnect the two ribbon cables from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the two ribbon cables from the motherboard.

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Using tweezers or a spudger, lift the vibrator motor from its recess in the midframe.
  • Using tweezers or a spudger, lift the vibrator motor from its recess in the midframe.

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Using tweezers, gently disconnect the antenna cable from its socket on the motherboard. Using tweezers, gently disconnect the antenna cable from its socket on the motherboard.
  • Using tweezers, gently disconnect the antenna cable from its socket on the motherboard.

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Use tweezers to pull the motherboard out of the phone. Work carefully. Depending on the model, the underside of the motherboard may still have ribbon cables connecting it to the display assembly.
  • Use tweezers to pull the motherboard out of the phone.

  • Work carefully. Depending on the model, the underside of the motherboard may still have ribbon cables connecting it to the display assembly.

Is this a bug that there are no images on step 5/6? the text reads "Detach the highlighted cables" so I assume there should be an image?

Herbert - Reply

Starting near the USB port, use your tweezers to pull the small daughterboard from the phone. Starting near the USB port, use your tweezers to pull the small daughterboard from the phone. Starting near the USB port, use your tweezers to pull the small daughterboard from the phone.
  • Starting near the USB port, use your tweezers to pull the small daughterboard from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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with this guide , I found this repair easy to do. Thank you Tom G.

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