Introduction

Here we are! We are going to know how to replace the assembly of display+touch screen

Image 1/3: First of all, remove the battery door, then the battery.... Image 2/3: Then, unscrew all the screw from the bottom side. NOTE:All the screws has the same lenght Image 3/3: Then, unscrew all the screw from the bottom side. NOTE:All the screws has the same lenght
  • Here we have the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with the LCD broken. The touch works fine, but its easier to replace the entire assy.

  • First of all, remove the battery door, then the battery....

  • Then, unscrew all the screw from the bottom side. NOTE:All the screws has the same lenght

The third picture shows 9 screws, but there are 10 screws - you can see the hole right under the sticker which shows how to place the battery.

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Image 1/3: Here we have the call speaker. Its glued to the front, so we have to release it or desolder the 2 knobs on the flex cable. Image 2/3: Here we have the call speaker. Its glued to the front, so we have to release it or desolder the 2 knobs on the flex cable. Image 3/3: Here we have the call speaker. Its glued to the front, so we have to release it or desolder the 2 knobs on the flex cable.
  • Now, with a flat screwdriver or the plastic triangle, separate the rear case from the front case.

  • Here we have the call speaker. Its glued to the front, so we have to release it or desolder the 2 knobs on the flex cable.

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Image 1/3: Release the lower buttons and MicroSD connectors. Image 2/3: Release the lower buttons and MicroSD connectors. Image 3/3: Release the lower buttons and MicroSD connectors.
  • Remove the volume and power buttons.

  • Release the lower buttons and MicroSD connectors.

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Image 1/2: It´s turn to the HOT STATION. If you don´t have one of this, you can do it with a Hairdryer or a Heat gun Image 2/2: I don´t have any photo of the proccess, so I´m sorry for that. You must heat all the LCD area, and with special attention on the top and bottom areas.
  • Now, lift from the right side the board, and be careful, below is the LCD connector.

  • It´s turn to the HOT STATION. If you don´t have one of this, you can do it with a Hairdryer or a Heat gun

  • I don´t have any photo of the proccess, so I´m sorry for that. You must heat all the LCD area, and with special attention on the top and bottom areas.

  • Please be careful with the 2 lower buttons, they have this orange flat cable!!

  • As you can see, the LCD is totally destroyed, but it was broken before, so...

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Image 1/3: PLEASE!! DON´T remove these adhesive tapes! They are neccessary for the new module (that doen´t have double sided tape ) Image 2/3: PLEASE!! DON´T remove these adhesive tapes! They are neccessary for the new module (that doen´t have double sided tape ) Image 3/3: PLEASE!! DON´T remove these adhesive tapes! They are neccessary for the new module (that doen´t have double sided tape )
  • Now, you can see that the touch screen were damaged too, so this is why I have purchased the whole unit assy.

  • PLEASE!! DON´T remove these adhesive tapes! They are neccessary for the new module (that doen´t have double sided tape )

Quisiera saber como cambiar la parte de donde carga mi s3 mini les agradecería un tutoriales gracias.!!

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Image 1/3: To assembly all togheter, do the steps backwards, and don´t forget to place the volume and power up buttons! Image 2/3: Remember to put back the speaker Image 3/3: Remember to put back the speaker
  • Now, place the new module on the chassis, and be careful with the flex cables.

  • To assembly all togheter, do the steps backwards, and don´t forget to place the volume and power up buttons!

  • Remember to put back the speaker

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Image 1/2: YOU DID IT!! Image 2/2: YOU DID IT!!
  • Reconnect all the connectors to the main board, place the rear case, and tight all the screws!

  • YOU DID IT!!

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Conclusion

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

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lee barry - Reply

This Youtube video give great detail of the s3 mini internal parts, to help guide you in your repair. https://youtu.be/iKBkAjj87b4

It's also helpful to know the various layers of the 'display' so you know which part to buy. I haven't given up yet, but my attempt to apply heat (hair dryer or sun) to remove the top layer of glass, which is held down with adhesive (hence the use of heat to 'melt' it a bit) was not successful. Ended up damaging the LCD underneath. Now I know I can get the complete assembly with LCD and top glass layer already assembled (as in this guide), so the heating process is not needed, just reassemble and screw the parts together!

Ebay is a great resource to find these various parts, by the way, in case iFixit doesn't carry them.

Jack - Reply

If you only need to replace the broken touch screen glass on top, then you first cover the whole glass with a wide tape to fix the splinters of the broken glas, then carefully melt the glue under the glass with a hair dryer, .. but be careful with the knife blade, or you will cut through the wire to the LCD .

The whole process you can watch in several YouTube tutorials for samsung galaxy s3 mini : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_q...

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