This is the back of the device and where you willl begin to take it apart. It is necessary to remove the silver piece covering the camera first before removing the bigger back piece. Use the plastic opening tools to pry along the indicated box.
  • This is the back of the device and where you willl begin to take it apart.

  • It is necessary to remove the silver piece covering the camera first before removing the bigger back piece.

  • Use the plastic opening tools to pry along the indicated box.

  • Lift up the silver piece to reveal the rest of the back cover.

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Unscrew the three 5 mm screws indicated by the red circles with the Philips #00 screwdriver. Using the plastic opening tools pry along the bottom of the device, moving to the sides of the cover to the top. Remove the back cover.
  • Unscrew the three 5 mm screws indicated by the red circles with the Philips #00 screwdriver.

  • Using the plastic opening tools pry along the bottom of the device, moving to the sides of the cover to the top.

  • Remove the back cover.

  • At this point use anti-static gloves or do NOT take it apart on carpet.

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Carefully remove all of the ribbons that connect over the battery from the locations indicated by the yellow circles. Carefully remove all of the ribbons that connect over the battery from the locations indicated by the yellow circles. Carefully remove all of the ribbons that connect over the battery from the locations indicated by the yellow circles.
  • Carefully remove all of the ribbons that connect over the battery from the locations indicated by the yellow circles.

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Remove all of the 3 mm screws indicated by a red circle with the #00 Philips screwdriver. Disconnect the battery from the location indicated by a yellow circle Now you may remove the battery.
  • Remove all of the 3 mm screws indicated by a red circle with the #00 Philips screwdriver.

  • Disconnect the battery from the location indicated by a yellow circle

  • Now you may remove the battery.

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From the first photo: Remove all the components marked by yellow circles Unscrew all the 3 mm and 2 mm screws marked by the red circles with the #00 Philips screwdriver.
  • From the first photo:

    • Remove all the components marked by yellow circles

    • Unscrew all the 3 mm and 2 mm screws marked by the red circles with the #00 Philips screwdriver.

  • From the second photo:

    • Starting with the motherboard connectors, remove all the components marked in red.

  • Please place all components removed after this point in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.

  • Please note that you can only remove the ribbon attached to the headphone jack and the metal covering it on the far left. Do not attempt to remove the whole piece at this time.

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Once you have removed all the components connected to the motherboard, gently lift up on the area surrounding the green box and remove your motherboard. Please place the motherboard in a static-free area or in anti-static bags. Please place the motherboard in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.
  • Once you have removed all the components connected to the motherboard, gently lift up on the area surrounding the green box and remove your motherboard.

  • Please place the motherboard in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.

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Apply pressure to the locations boxed in red to remove the loudspeaker modules. Please place the loudspeakers in a static-free area or in anti-static bags. Please place the loudspeakers in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.
  • Apply pressure to the locations boxed in red to remove the loudspeaker modules.

  • Please place the loudspeakers in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.

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From the first photo: Unscrew the 2 mm screws marked by red circles with the #00 Philips screwdriver. Be sure to lift the tape marked by the yellow circle from the frame.
  • From the first photo:

    • Unscrew the 2 mm screws marked by red circles with the #00 Philips screwdriver.

    • Be sure to lift the tape marked by the yellow circle from the frame.

  • Gently pry the ribbon from the frame and lift the charging port from the frame.

  • Please place the charging port in a static-free area or in anti-static bags.

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Starting from the under the right speaker casing, use one plastic prying tool to start lifting up on the LCD frame. Use two of the plastic prying tools, one for support and the other for prying, to completely separate the LCD casing from the digitizer frame. Use two of the plastic prying tools, one for support and the other for prying, to completely separate the LCD casing from the digitizer frame.
  • Starting from the under the right speaker casing, use one plastic prying tool to start lifting up on the LCD frame.

  • Use two of the plastic prying tools, one for support and the other for prying, to completely separate the LCD casing from the digitizer frame.

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Gently tear the LCD from its frame by lifting it from the tape connecting the two. Gently tear the LCD from its frame by lifting it from the tape connecting the two. Gently tear the LCD from its frame by lifting it from the tape connecting the two.
  • Gently tear the LCD from its frame by lifting it from the tape connecting the two.

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Remove the ribbon indicated by the yellow box and place it on your replacement LCD screen. Remove the ribbon indicated by the yellow box and place it on your replacement LCD screen.
  • Remove the ribbon indicated by the yellow box and place it on your replacement LCD screen.

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Conclusion

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

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In Step 7, mention that you should use the plastic tools to pop the speakers out of the device.

John Peterson - Reply

In the final step, I would not say that you should "tear" the screen out ("gently remove" would probably be better)

John Peterson - Reply

Very detailed and allowed me to successfully replace the broken LCD screen on my Galaxy Note. Thanks!

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