Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to remove and replace a cracked or otherwise non-functional screen on a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 in order to preserve the function of your device.

Remove the SD card before disassembling the device.
  • Remove the SD card before disassembling the device.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove the screw near the SD card.

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Go to the bottom of the device and remove the white caps covering the screws. If it is difficult to remove the white caps, use a heat blower to heat them before removing them.
  • Go to the bottom of the device and remove the white caps covering the screws.

    • If it is difficult to remove the white caps, use a heat blower to heat them before removing them.

  • After removing the caps, use a screwdriver to remove the screws at the bottom of the device. Set aside.

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Starting from the bottom, use a pry tool to separate the front housing cover from the back cover. Use a plastic prying tool if you can. Be extremely careful when separating the front housing cover. Pull the front and back cover halves apart completely.
  • Starting from the bottom, use a pry tool to separate the front housing cover from the back cover.

    • Use a plastic prying tool if you can. Be extremely careful when separating the front housing cover.

  • Pull the front and back cover halves apart completely.

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Use the pry tool to separate the tab connecting the battery and motherboard.
  • Use the pry tool to separate the tab connecting the battery and motherboard.

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Use the prying tool to separate the battery from the motherboard.
  • Use the prying tool to separate the battery from the motherboard.

    • Metal spudgers and similar pry tools can puncture an unprotected battery, potentially causing a fire. To be on the safe side, it’s better to use a plastic card or nylon spudger.

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Remove the air peace using a pry tool. Set aside.
  • Remove the air peace using a pry tool. Set aside.

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Remove the front and rear cameras.
  • Remove the front and rear cameras.

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Disconnect the volume button from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the volume button from the motherboard.

    • It is not necessary to completely remove the volume buttons from the device after they have been disconnected.

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Use a screwdriver to remove the screw pictured. Use a prying tool to remove the headphone jack.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the screw pictured.

  • Use a prying tool to remove the headphone jack.

  • Set both carefully aside.

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Disconnect the mean button flex cable.
  • Disconnect the mean button flex cable.

    • Use a pry tool to open the locker on the motherboard and remove flex cable.

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Disconnect the LCD flex cable. Use a screwdriver to remove six screws pictured.
  • Disconnect the LCD flex cable.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove six screws pictured.

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Hold the PCD unit and lift it up. Switch out the old digitizer for the new one. Reconnect all the cables and screws in the reverse sequence. Switch out the old digitizer for the new one. Reconnect all the cables and screws in the reverse sequence.
  • Hold the PCD unit and lift it up.

  • Switch out the old digitizer for the new one. Reconnect all the cables and screws in the reverse sequence.

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Conclusion

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

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