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Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Heat the back panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Completely power off your phone before you begin disassembly.

    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the left edge of the back panel for one minute.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the heated edge of the back panel, as close to the edge as possible.

    • If your back glass is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken panel.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with strong, steady force to create a gap between the back panel and the frame.

    • Depending on the age of your phone, this may be difficult. If you are having trouble, apply more heat to the edge and try again.

    • Insert the point of an opening pick into the gap.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Begin to slice the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Begin to slice the adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Begin to slice the adhesive: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge towards the bottom left corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Do not insert the opening pick more than halfway into the phone or you risk damaging internal components.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the bottom left corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it across the left side towards the top left corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the top side adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the top edge of the phone for one minute.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a third opening pick into the gap on the top edge of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick to the top right corner, slicing the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the right side adhesive: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the right edge of the phone for one minute.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fourth and final opening pick into the gap on the right side of the phone, sliding it down towards the bottom right corner of the phone to slice the adhesive.

    • The back panel will begin to separate from the phone as you get closer to the bottom edge.

    • Slide an opening pick back and forth around the entire perimeter of the phone to release any missed adhesive, reheating if you find any extra-stubborn adhesive.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Lift off the back panel: step 9, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Lift off the back panel: step 9, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Lift off the back panel: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Lift up and remove the back panel.

  10. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Lift up the metal cover: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 4 mm screws securing the wireless charging coil.

  11. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
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    • Use a pair of tweezers to lift up and flip back the metal shield covering the battery connector.

  12. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • While holding the metal shield up and out of the way, use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up the battery connector to disconnect it.

  13. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the wireless charging coil: step 13, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the wireless charging coil: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the wireless charging coil connector from the motherboard.

  14. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the wireless charging coil: step 14, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the wireless charging coil: step 14, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the wireless charging coil: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Tilt the metal shielding up so you can grip it with your fingers.

    • Peel the wireless charging coil up and away from the device.

    • The wireless charging coil is secured to the phone with some light adhesive.

    • Remove the wireless charging coil.

  15. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker screws: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five 4 mm screws securing the loudspeaker.

  16. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker: step 16, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker: step 16, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the loudspeaker: step 16, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the loudspeaker.

  17. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 17, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

  18. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the touch layer: step 18, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the touch layer: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the S-Pen touch layer cable connector from the motherboard.

  19. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Loosen the adhesive: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the left edge of the display for one minute.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

  20. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 20, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 20, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the left side adhesive: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the heated edge of the display, as close to the edge as possible.

    • If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken display.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with strong, steady force to create a gap between the display and the frame.

    • Depending on the age of your phone, this may be difficult. If you are having trouble, apply more heat to the edge and try again.

    • Insert the point of an opening pick into the gap.

  21. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the left side towards the bottom left corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Do not insert the opening pick more than halfway into the phone or you risk damaging internal components.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the bottom left corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  22. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it along the left side towards the top left corner to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  23. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the bottom side adhesive: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the bottom edge of the phone for one minute.

  24. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a third opening pick into the gap on the bottom edge of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner, slicing the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the bottom right corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  25. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the top side adhesive: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the top edge of the phone for one minute.

  26. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fourth opening pick into the gap on the top edge of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick to the top right corner, slicing the adhesive.

    • Leave the pick inserted in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  27. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Slice the right side adhesive: step 27, image 1 of 1
    • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the right edge of the phone for one minute.

  28. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick from the top right corner down towards the bottom right corner of the phone to slice the adhesive.

    • The display will begin to separate from the phone as you get closer to the bottom edge.

    • Slide an opening pick back and forth around the entire perimeter of the phone to release any missed adhesive, reheating if you find any extra-stubborn adhesive.

  29. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 29, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 29, image 2 of 2
    • Don't try to completely remove the screen yet, as there are still some cables routed through the phone's frame.

    • Lift the screen up from the edge with the front-facing camera.

    • Don't lift the screen higher than about a 15º angle above the device.

  30. Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note10 Screen Replacement: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Thread the display and S-Pen touch layer cables through their cutouts on the phone frame.

    • Remove the display.

    • Remove any leftover adhesive before installing a new display.

    • Follow this guide for instructions on how to apply adhesive to the replacement screen.

    • Be sure to test your repairs before installing new adhesives.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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8 Comments

Does the same method apply to Note 10+ as well ?

Harsha Suranjith Amarasiri - Reply

The method is similar but not identical. We will have Note10+ guides up within this month!

Arthur Shi -

Would the phone still be water resistant?

Miguel Angel Campos - Reply

Depending on adhesive you use to put back glass

Mark D Schlossman - Reply

For anyone thinking about doing this -

The screen on my wife’s Note 10 cracked. She lived with it for a little while, but of course the cracks spread and got worse over time. We decided to take a stab at fixing it ourselves.

From what I can tell, the instructions here are spot on. I was eventually able to fix the phone myself - looks brand new. You definitely don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do this - just some patience while you go through the steps.

My one regret is that I tried using a heat gun to soften the adhesive. While her screen was cracked, the LED display was still working. After using the heat gun, the LED display was no longer working - so I had to order a new one (they’re not cheap). At the time, I did not know about the iOpener. I would be very curious to give it a try. As long as it provides enough heat, it would probably work a lot better due to the increased control in heat application. For the price, it’s probably worth giving it a shot if you’re planning on doing this.

David Bergeron - Reply

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