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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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