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Samsung Galaxy S4

Jim Gabriel -

Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Motherboard Replacement

30 - 45 minutes

Very easy

My Problem

S4 - Not reading SIM card; therefore no phone

My Fix

The S4 is fairly modular and with some guidance made this effort very easy. The diagnosis was the difficult part and first spent $4.00 for just the reader. The replacement motherboard had one on it. Replaced the motherboard in about 1/2 hour and unlocking from AT&T took about 1 hour (via email). So happy.

My Advice

Don't be afraid. Go slow and research. If you need to start 'guessing' with replacement parts, go from cheapest and more expensive.

Galaxy S4 AT&T Motherboard Image
Galaxy S4 AT&T Motherboard


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Thank you for the info and guide Jim, my brother's coming up fast and I want to give him a nice surprise.. Namely fixing his ageing beloved S4. He is in the same predicament as you; before you fixed yours like a champ. Kudos Jim.

And thank you for the info. Much appreciated..

Jay Alvasan - Reply

My brother's birthday is coming up fast. I want to surprise him by fixing his beloved S4 for him.

He's in the same predicament as you are before you fixed your S4.. So, kudos Jim..

Thank you very much for posting a fix. Very much appreciated..

Jay Alvasan - Reply