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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement

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This guide is retained solely for historical purposes. Use the updated version of the guide to perform your repair.

What you need

  1. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Rear case removal: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Rear case removal: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Pry the rear case off with a plastic opening tool starting at the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

    • Lift the rear case with your hands by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

  2. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, MicroSD Card removal: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to press the microSD card deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

    • The MicroSD card will pop out of the slot.

    • Remove the card with your hand.

  3. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, SIM Card removal: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to press the SIM card deeper into its slot until you hear a click

    • The card will pop out.

    • Remove the card with your hands.

  4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Battery removal: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the notch of the battery compartment near the bottom right corner and lift the battery up.

    • Remove the battery with your hand.

  5. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Midframe removal: step 5, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Midframe removal: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Using the provided screwdriver, remove the (8) 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the midframe in place.

    • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool into the seam between the display glass and the larger chrome border piece

    • Slide the opening tool along the seam in either direction. Plastic clips will become separated.

    • Once you have pried off all of the plastic clips around the perimeter of the phone, you may remove the midframe from the display.

  6. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Speaker enclosure removal: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Speaker enclosure removal: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, Speaker enclosure removal: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Hold the midframe in one hand and the speaker enclosure in your other hand.

    • Use the prying tool to pry off the silver screen side of the speaker.

    • Use a sharp tool to poke out the speaker enclosure.

  7. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Speaker Replacement, New speaker replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Insert your new speaker, in its enclosure, back onto the midframe.

Conclusion

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

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