Use this guide to replace the headphone jack and earpiece speaker assembly in your Samsung Galaxy Note II.

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

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  2. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.
    • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

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    • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

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    • If you have an SD card inserted, 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.

    • Remove the microSD card.

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

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

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    • Remove the battery from the midframe.

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

    In my phone some of the screws are litterally not ot turn - I screwed up one of the heads - be careful!

    erich zalcmann - Reply

    I have 2 note 2 phones model #: SGH-I317M. I have a broken screen that does not display in my note 2 but my brother's note 2 is working perfectly. Can I either transfer the motherboard in MY note 2 to my brothers note 2 or swap the broken screen with the new screen in my brother's note 2 ? Thanks. Reach me at

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    • Insert your plastic opening tool between the midframe and front panel assembly on the side of the phone.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.

    I didn't have an opening tool, so I used a stiff guitar pick. Worked like a charm.

    evanjpederson - Reply

    for best result without any scratches or breaking frame, open the frame on table (solid), don't open on hand.

    Chovav Sutachy - Reply

    • Continue to run the plastic opening tool down the seam.

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    • Carefully pry around the corner with a plastic opening tool.

    The screen cracked using that plastic tool.

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    • Pry along the top of the phone with a plastic opening tool.

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    • Push the plastic opening tool down to free the corner of the midframe from the display assembly.

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    • Free the clips along the power button side of the phone.

    • Lastly, free the two clips along the top and bottom edge of battery compartment.

    Start with the top clip. You can see it located next to the three battery connectors. Insert the spludge from the side gently to push, the clip should go off.

    Once this clip is off, the bottom battery clip can be unclipped simply by gently moving the two pieces apart.

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    aryadana55 -

    If you're primarily following the pictures, as I was, you might be frustrated that your display assembly isn't popping off. Unfortunately, a vital step was listed in the instructions but not photographed:

    "Lastly, there are two clips along the top and bottom edge of battery compartment that also hold the display assembly in place."

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    • Lift the display assembly out of the midframe.

    unblock the edge at the middle-up of the battery compart!

    Giorgio - Reply

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the vibrator/power button assembly cable connector.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Disconnect the display cable connector.

    Dear Sirs,

    My Galaxy Note II is completely dead due to lightning in the house. I guess there is a fuse or a protection somewhere but I can not find it. Can you help ? Thanks in advance, Jose

    Jose - Reply

    One idea would be to track backwards, i.e. check to see if current is reaching from the charge port to the mainboard. Looking at the following picture it seems like the fuse is - as expected - located right by the USB port. If you're lucky it could be as easy as replacing the charging board, a $10 component.

    hakro807 -

    My Note II LTE does not have the antenna cable like here

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    • Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

    • Disconnect the headphone jack cable connector.

    • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

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    • Use the spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the soft button cable connector.

    • Disconnect the USB board cable connector.

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    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

    Is it possible to replace my Note II N7105 motherboard to N7100? Is there some negative effects happen, if i did it?

    Eduardo Lucas III - Reply

    • Gently remove the motherboard.

    • Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.

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    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the headphone jack assembly to the display assembly.

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    • Grasp the headphone jack portion of the assembly and lift it out of its groove in the display assembly.

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    • Gently pull the headphone jack straight up without twisting the cable to remove the earpiece speaker portion from its recess.

    • Twisting or pulling unevenly could damage the cable. Be very careful as you extract the assembly.

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

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Thanks for the help. I have fixit the my Headphone Jack/Earpiece Speaker easily with these tutorial. The only difficult was the reassemble the antenna cable connector.


Giorgio - Reply

Sooo, to replace the earpiece assembly, you have to bust your screen?

David - Reply

Did you use the miniature hammer for that step David?

Jasen Putney -

Where can I purchase a headphone jack to replace my defective one?

jimhyunglee - Reply

Installed everything correctly. Ear piece works fine, however my headphone jack (which was the faulty component in the first place) does not work at all. The phone does not even detect when I have a pair of earbuds plugged in. I replaced this piece due to heavy static out of the headphone jack.

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