Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera in your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

I snapped the back cover sorry m8

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

Where is the divot? Please let me know that

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Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Image 2/3: Remove the microSD card. Image 3/3: For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.
  • 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.

  • Remove the microSD card.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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Image 1/3: Remove the battery from your phone. Image 2/3: Remove the battery from your phone. Image 3/3: Remove the battery from your phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

  • Remove the battery from your phone.

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Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Image 2/3: Remove the SIM card. Image 3/3: During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.
  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM 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.

  • Remove the SIM card.

  • During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Looks easy but doesn't work. No one has a plastic opening tool. Using fingernail, you can press SIM card into slot but it does not pop out so you can remove it.

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  • Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

How much it will cost to replace a midframe

kannan - Reply

How much cost will be on replace a midframe

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I'm seeing midframes available on Ebay for around $10.

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Image 1/2: Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece.  Look for the seam between the two. Image 2/2: Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.
  • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe.

  • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece. Look for the seam between the two.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.

  • Be very gentle whilst prying, and pry only enough to separate the plastic clips—there are several thin points in the midframe bezel that may crack if you bend them too much.

I used same tool as in the photo and i broke the display. I think you should use a very thin plastic tool, such as a credit card but even more thin and flexible.

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Image 1/2: Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips. Image 2/2: Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.
  • Continue prying around the corner of the phone.

  • Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

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Image 1/2: Slide the opening tool along the seam. Image 2/2: Slide the opening tool along the seam.
  • Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam.

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Image 1/2: At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips. Image 2/2: At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.
  • Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly.

  • At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.

On my phone, there was another clip holding the white midframe to the battery compartment, in the middle of the top edge of the battery compartment, near the battery contacts. If you don't release that before removing the midframe, it is easy to break.

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  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

here i leave them a video i made doing the work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85pOvI6O...

enjoy

Gabriel Barrandeguy - Reply

Just to be sure does the rear frame referred by etradesupply is the same as the middle frame? I' planning to refurbish the side panel because of the dents and scratches but I just want to make sure I'm buying the right thing. The etradesupply referring the housing as rear and front housing so Im not sure which one correspond to the middle frame. Below is the link to the website http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-samsung-...

Mohd Bahij Ahmad - Reply

My Sprint S4 was slightly different then the one pictured above but I just completed this repair in under 10 minutes.. It would have been slightly quicker but fooling around with those little screws can be irritating if you have big hands.

Michael Willis - Reply

Just did this on my S4. Instructions were extremely helpful, but I had to remove a screw (step 10.5?) to remove the upper display assembly bracket. Other than that, flawless! Thanks!

JackieME - Reply

The 3rd image of the 11th step shows that when the midframe is removed, some parts come along with it (at the bottom part of it). What are these parts? should they be removed too and placed in the new midframe? Are they easy to remove?

Chris - Reply

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  • Remove the upper display assembly bracket.

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  • Using the flat end of a spudger, disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

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  • Remove the front-facing camera.

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Conclusion

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

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Hi my front camera is bright white all of a sudden... is it broken or am I I'm some sort of mode it's only the front facing cam. .

James - Reply

Any instructions for replacing the front speaker? I think I clogged it with glue when replacing the front glass.

Thanks!

Bill Carden - Reply

Great set of instructions! Pictures are very accurate and helpful! When it only take 5-10 mins to do something you have never tried before, you know the instructions were excellent! Thanks

laura - Reply

Excellent instructions. At step 12, the bracket is fragile and can easily ping off across the room so be careful. Thanks.

Ageingjedi - Reply

My front camera is a bright white also, even on video recording but you can still hear sound.

Cin - Reply

My screen cracked today right where my front facing camera is. I now cannot take pictures unless I use my rear camera. Will replacing the screen fix this or do I need to replace the camera too?

Elizabeth Klaas - Reply

hi my camera ( front & back) on my samsung galaxy s4 will not work, the screen is black, everything else works great

Peggy Jones - Reply

My phone got wet from the rain but not soaked I took phone apart and let it dry once it was dry I put it together. However my front camera doesn't work. It freezes what ever was displayed on the back screen. Is there anything to do to fix it ?

Aliyah j - Reply

I am considering doing this... It looks simple enough with the help of your awesome instructions...thanks kindly wish me luck!!

shanny2829 - Reply

My samsunng galaxy s4 the front facing camera is broken.

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