Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace your Galaxy Note's 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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