Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove your Samsung SCH-A950's logic board.

Slide the the battery release tab upwards while simultaneously lifting the back cover straight up. Slide the the battery release tab upwards while simultaneously lifting the back cover straight up.
  • Slide the the battery release tab upwards while simultaneously lifting the back cover straight up.

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Remove the four Phillips #00 screws underneath the battery.
  • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws underneath the battery.

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Pull open the earphone tab and the Trans Flash tab using your fingers. Pull open the earphone tab and the Trans Flash tab using your fingers.
  • Pull open the earphone tab and the Trans Flash tab using your fingers.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the phone casing near the speakers as shown. Tabs located on the inside of the phone may make this difficult and some force may be required.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry off the phone casing near the speakers as shown. Tabs located on the inside of the phone may make this difficult and some force may be required.

  • Slide the casing slightly forward towards the top of the phone to remove.

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Using tweezers or your fingers, lift off buttons from logic board. The buttons can be replaced if needed. The buttons can be replaced if needed.
  • Using tweezers or your fingers, lift off buttons from logic board.

  • The buttons can be replaced if needed.

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Use tweezers to peel back the sticker on the backside of the speaker to reveal a screw that holds the speaker in place. Using a phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the screw holding the speaker. On each side.
  • Use tweezers to peel back the sticker on the backside of the speaker to reveal a screw that holds the speaker in place.

  • Using a phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the screw holding the speaker. On each side.

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Using the tweezers, grasp the plastic connector that connects the speaker to the logic board and pull the connector off of the logic board.
  • Using the tweezers, grasp the plastic connector that connects the speaker to the logic board and pull the connector off of the logic board.

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Push the speaker out of the phone using the spudger.
  • Push the speaker out of the phone using the spudger.

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Remove the speaker from the decorative housing by pulling on the wires.
  • Remove the speaker from the decorative housing by pulling on the wires.

  • The speaker can be replaced if needed.

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Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the  motherboard away from the phone housing at the tabs on both sides of the phone at the pictured location. Some force may be required.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the motherboard away from the phone housing at the tabs on both sides of the phone at the pictured location. Some force may be required.

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The logic board will pop out.
  • The logic board will pop out.

  • The logic board can be replaced if needed.

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Conclusion

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

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