Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front panel display assembly in your Samsung Galaxy Note.

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

Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker.
  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker.

Lift and remove the rear case from the phone. Lift and remove the rear case from the phone.
  • Lift and remove the rear case from the phone.

Insert your finger in the notch of the battery compartment. Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.
  • Insert your finger in the notch of the battery compartment.

  • Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.

Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Remove the microSD card from its slot in the midframe.
  • Remove the microSD card from its slot in the midframe.

Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment. Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment.
  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment.

Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device. Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device.
  • Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device.

Remove the nine 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
  • Remove the nine 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry. Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry.

Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam. Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam. Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.

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Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the headphone jack between the midframe and the display assembly. Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone. Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the headphone jack between the midframe and the display assembly.

  • Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone.

  • Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.

Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly.
  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector.

Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera assembly cable connector. Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector. Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

Disconnect the soft button cable connector with the flat end of a spudger. Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector. Disconnect the antenna cable connector.
  • Disconnect the soft button cable connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.
  • Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly. Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly.
  • Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly.

Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the upper display assembly bracket.
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the upper display assembly bracket.

Use a pair of tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the upper display assembly bracket. Use a pair of tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the upper display assembly bracket.
  • Use a pair of tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the upper display assembly bracket.

Using tweezers, or your fingers, remove the front-facing camera assembly.
  • Using tweezers, or your fingers, remove the front-facing camera assembly.

Use the tip of a spudger to pry the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly out of its recess in the display assembly. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly out of its recess in the display assembly.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly out of its recess in the display assembly.

Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly.
  • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly.

Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the speaker enclosure to the front panel assembly.
  • Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the speaker enclosure to the front panel assembly.

Lift the speaker enclosure from the display assembly.
  • Lift the speaker enclosure from the display assembly.

Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB board. Remove the antenna cable.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB board.

  • Remove the antenna cable.

Push the flat end of a spudger under the USB board to separate it from the display assembly. Insert the spudger at a shallow angle to avoid bending or damaging the USB board. Insert the spudger at a shallow angle to avoid bending or damaging the USB board.
  • Push the flat end of a spudger under the USB board to separate it from the display assembly.

  • Insert the spudger at a shallow angle to avoid bending or damaging the USB board.

Remove the USB board.
  • Remove the USB board.

Insert the tip of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable near the contacts then slide toward the vibrator itself. Insert the tip of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable near the contacts then slide toward the vibrator itself. Insert the tip of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable near the contacts then slide toward the vibrator itself.
  • Insert the tip of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable near the contacts then slide toward the vibrator itself.

Insert the flat end of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable, and pry it up from the adhesive. Insert the flat end of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable, and pry it up from the adhesive.
  • Insert the flat end of a spudger under the vibrator connector cable, and pry it up from the adhesive.

Remove the vibrator from the display assembly.
  • Remove the vibrator from the display assembly.

Conclusion

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

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Fabrice - Reply

Fantastic !!

omarkhurshid - Reply

i have a galaxy not and its display is badly broken,at the top of the phone(front side),the display is broken so badly that i am able to a little circuit i.e. a brown color wire which is connected to the display.

so my ques. is that can the phone work after repairing or it has gone?

Abhishek Kumbhar - Reply

Hello Abhishek Kumbhar, if the motherboard is not damaged it's all fine. All other parts are replaceable

Georg Fischer - Reply

excellent photos

of samsung 717

murali maroju - Reply

i am trying to get my phone to charge but its not and i have it pluged in and it doesnt want to charge

Anthany Kleven - Reply

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