Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

  1. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera. Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera.

    • Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone.

  2. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward.

    • Remove the battery.

  3. Remove the SIM card by first pushing the card slightly out of its housing, then pulling it the rest of the way. Remove the SIM card by first pushing the card slightly out of its housing, then pulling it the rest of the way.
    • Remove the SIM card by first pushing the card slightly out of its housing, then pulling it the rest of the way.

  4. Remove the sixteen 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
    • Remove the sixteen 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

    • Grasp the cap of the S Pen and remove it from its slot in the midframe.

  5. Insert a plastic opening tool between the midframe and the display assembly. Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to break the adhesive. This adhesive is relatively weak, so no heat gun should be necessary.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the midframe and the display assembly.

    • Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to break the adhesive.

      • This adhesive is relatively weak, so no heat gun should be necessary.

    • Be careful to not separate the front glass panel from the rest of the display assembly, as it is still held together with adhesive.

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  7. Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the clasps around the battery housing.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the clasps around the battery housing.

  8. Push on the battery housing to separate the midframe from the display assembly. You will have to apply a reasonable amount of pressure to separate the two parts. If your new midframe does not come with a headphone jack assembly, you'll need to transfer the one from the old midframe into the new one. It can be pried loose with plastic opening tools, as it is held in place with several plastic pins.
    • Push on the battery housing to separate the midframe from the display assembly.

    • You will have to apply a reasonable amount of pressure to separate the two parts.

    • If your new midframe does not come with a headphone jack assembly, you'll need to transfer the one from the old midframe into the new one. It can be pried loose with plastic opening tools, as it is held in place with several plastic pins.

  9. Remove the two 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws.
    • Remove the two 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws.

  10. Use a set of tweezers to remove the two antenna cables. Use a set of tweezers to remove the two antenna cables.
    • Use a set of tweezers to remove the two antenna cables.

  11. Use a set of tweezers or the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the two ribbon cable connectors. Use a set of tweezers or the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the two ribbon cable connectors. Use a set of tweezers or the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the two ribbon cable connectors.
    • Use a set of tweezers or the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the two ribbon cable connectors.

  12. Gently lift the motherboard out of the phone.
    • Gently lift the motherboard out of the phone.

  13. Turn the motherboard over.
    • Turn the motherboard over.

    • Lift the metal tab up with the tweezers.

  14. Turn the motherboard back over. Unclip the two plastic clips that connect the rear camera to the motherboard with your fingers.
    • Turn the motherboard back over.

    • Unclip the two plastic clips that connect the rear camera to the motherboard with your fingers.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

I change my LCD screen and camera stopped working. I bought new one and still no result. Please help !

ivaylo.lord - Reply

Have the same problem with the front camera. changed LCD und suddenly the front camera stopped working. bought 2 new ones and both the same. The IR-blaster sill works

Tuerkay - Reply

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