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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Eject Sim: step 1, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Eject Sim: step 1, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Eject Sim: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • When doing any major repair always start with grabbing your SIM Card Eject Tool and pulling out the SIM card Tray

  2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Heat & Prep: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Heat & Prep: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Heat & Prep: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Go ahead and warm up the back side with the tools you have. CPB Heating Pad, Heat Gun, or the iOpener work best.

    • Don’t forget that 90%+ Isopropyl alcohol is nonconductive. It helps make light work of the majority of steps in this repair.

    • If the adhesive is warm and has enough give you may start the opening porting with the iFixit Opening Pick(s). If not there is a different way to get the pick to penetrate the adhesive in the next step.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Carefully Create Separation: step 3, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Carefully Create Separation: step 3, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Carefully Create Separation: step 3, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Halberd Spudger
    $2.99
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    • I prefer to get it started with my thinnest tool. There are many out there. The Jimmy and iSesamo Opening Tool will work essentially the same. Continue to use Isopropyl alcohol to help.

    • I like to use a pack of thin guitar picks. The Halberd Spudger will work essentially the same. I only prefer guitar picks because I can use many to slightly keep open the corners as I go so the back doesn’t reseal.

    • Last would be the Triangle Shaped Opening Picks. Use this pick with ISO to open the back plate. Do not go deep when doing this. Look at future steps to see how thick the frame is in picture. No more than 1/8”.

    • * It is ESSENTIAL to not do any scraping motion with the metal tool. You can get the opening started with a metal tool but that is it. All the scraping & opening needs to be done with a plastic tool to avoid scratching the paint off of the back plate.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Lift Top & Bottom Plastic Back Plates: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Lift Top & Bottom Plastic Back Plates: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Lift Top & Bottom Plastic Back Plates: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Go ahead and do the same steps on the top portion as we did the bottom.

    • Be careful around the camera.

    • Open it like a book

    • *Be very careful with the ribbon cable. DO NOT RIP THE CABLE WHILE OPENING THE BACK!

  5. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Rear Screen Cover & Connection: step 5, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Rear Screen Cover & Connection: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Spudger to get the plastic connector cover off.

    • Use the Triangle Pick again to lightly pop the connector free and now you can set aside the top back plate.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Metal Cover Plate: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Metal Cover Plate: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Metal Cover Plate: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use your manual or automated screwdriver with a PH000 head (Phillips) to get these two screws out.

    • Pull the Connector(s) Cover off.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power FIRST!: step 7, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power FIRST!: step 7, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power FIRST!: step 7, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Always pull power first and plug it in last.

    • Then use your tweezers to pull up the heat transfer sticker cover.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Connectors On Motherboard: step 8, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Connectors On Motherboard: step 8, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Connectors On Motherboard: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • POP UP THE POWER CONNECTOR ON THE FAR RIGHT FIRST!

    • Then pop the five other connectors to the left of the power connection.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Cover Plate On Bottom: step 9, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Cover Plate On Bottom: step 9, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Cover Plate On Bottom: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Move to the bottom portion of the phone.

    • Take out these two screws.

    • Pull off the cover plate using your spudger.

  10. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power Then Remove Wireless Charging Pad: step 10, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power Then Remove Wireless Charging Pad: step 10, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Power Then Remove Wireless Charging Pad: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Next, Pull the power (Connector on the Right) to the lower battery. Yup, there are two!

    • Use the Isopropyl alcohol again on the Triangle Picks to help undo the adhesive holding down the wireless charging pad.

    • Pop the connector for the wireless charging pad and set it aside.

  11. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Pull Speaker Assembly: step 11, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Pull Speaker Assembly: step 11, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Remove Screws and Pull Speaker Assembly: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 5 Screws (4 Silver 1 Black)

    • This is where I found space to fit my spudger to pop up the lower speaker assembly

    • Lift up to at least 45 degrees then you can pull out the assembly and set it aside

  12. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Main Connectors & Lift Sister Board: step 12, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Main Connectors & Lift Sister Board: step 12, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Main Connectors & Lift Sister Board: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use the iFixit Pick or Spudger to pop these two main connections

    • After disconnecting the two main connections on the sister board I used this opening to lift it up

    • * It is ESSENTIAL when lifting the sister board to be mindful that there is still a connection on back. Do your best to lift then flip the sister board to access that last connection. SEE NEXT STEP.

  13. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Isopropyl/ Heat & Battery Removal: step 13, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Isopropyl/ Heat & Battery Removal: step 13, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Isopropyl/ Heat & Battery Removal: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Now its time to bring the phone back to the heat mat. If you have the iOpener you can lay it on the batteries. It does not need to be heated on the screen side.

    • Be sure to use the isopropyl alcohol on both batteries while it is on the heater.

    • Use your iFixit plastic prying card to find a space it fits under the battery and pry up after a few minutes in the Heat/ISO bath.

    • While pulling out the battery be mindful not to catch on any cables and that the adhesive comes off a lot easier while it is still wet with the isopropyl alcohol.

  14. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Fold/Flip The Phone & Remove Battery: step 14, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Fold/Flip The Phone & Remove Battery: step 14, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Fold/Flip The Phone & Remove Battery: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • At this time we are going to fold and flip over the phone.

    • We are going to take advantage of the ISO/Heat bath it was just in and pry it out the same way as the lower battery. This time it seemed easier pulling it from the top.

    • Now that the battery is out we can focus on pulling the 1 screw on the bottom right corner of the third picture. This part is connected to another area so be careful.

  15. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Part & Lift Motherboard: step 15, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Part & Lift Motherboard: step 15, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Disconnect Part & Lift Motherboard: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Pry with the pointed part of the spudger on the left side of the part. This part may have adhesive under it also and may need a light ISO bath also.

    • Next is these 6 silver screws holding in the motherboard and plastic cover.

    • Last is to Pull the Mother board. This is where I chose to lift up the board. Go slow and make sure there is no resistance.

  16. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Properly Sealed In The End (Final Final Step): step 16, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Properly Sealed In The End (Final Final Step): step 16, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Screen Replacement, Properly Sealed In The End (Final Final Step): step 16, image 3 of 3
    • This Last Step Is For AFTER You Have Done The 15 Steps In Reverse Order.

    • Before you attach the External Screen Connector do this step.

    • Add T-7000 on all your corners.

    • Add E-8000 on all the straights.

    • Individual Clamps work best. Only tight it down like 1/4 maybe 1/2 a turn once you feel resistance. Wait 15-20Min. Clean up any spill over around the edges with Isopropyl and then congratulations you're done!

Conclusion

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

We have included suggestions on how to seal the phone with T-7000 and E-8000. The Last step in this guide is after 98% of the reassemble that will be done by you before the last step. Quality individual clamps go a long way vs a back glass clamp that presses flat from both sides. This is due to a majority of phones in the 2020s having a raised camera. The back glass clamp will not distribute the pressure evenly and will leave gaps in the seal.

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My Dude Tyler

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the tittle said "Screen Replacement" but i do not see that part, or did i miss something here ?

Hector Diaz (へくとる) - Reply

The part used is a screen AND frame. So the process of putting it together is the steps above done in reverse. By the time you are done pulling out all the inside parts you will have one old body and screen and one new body and screen. All the inside parts are transferred over. I imagine it would be impossible to do this repair with the screen only. Unless you have the machinery for it.

My Dude Tyler -

The bezel/border on mine is raising a tiny bit how can i fix that? By sticking it back in place ?

dummy account - Reply

Clamps and Adhesive is what I do

My Dude Tyler - Reply

These phones are junk, I've had mine since July of 2022 and have gone through 3 screens. If you are in colder weather DO NOT OPEN, it begins to break. The cost to replace the screens were covered up until this last July. I used the guide to take apart the phone, but I won't spend any money on this phone.

Scythewrite _ - Reply

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