You can also learn how the repair the broken parts of your Note 3. For example, if you want to fix a cracked screen on the Note 3, you can get a new Note 3 screen online and DIY repair as this guide.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, use our service manual.

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  • Turn the device off and remove the back cover and battery. The Galaxy Note 3 battery is removable, making it easy to remove it without any tool.

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  • The back chassis is fastened by twelve Philips screws, so we have to undo the screws with the Philips screwdrivers.

I found that for Step 2 my screws were too small for the #00 Phillips so the #000 worked perfectly. I do not see how the #00 ever fit unless it was forced into the screw head.

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  • Pull out the S pen and use spudger to release the back chassis. Then the chassis is separated from the rest of the device.

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  • Disconnect seven cable connectors to remove the mainboard. Then the board is free.

in picture you should mark where are the six connector which needs to be disconnected by no. 1,2,3 and so on

rai - Reply

where is the gsm antenna located

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  • Take out the rear camera on the board.

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  • Use plastic case to release the antenna cable clips and remove the antenna cable.

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  • Use spudger to remove the USB board with proper strength because the USB board is stuck with glue.

Hard!!! give more instructions!

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  • Undo the screw used to fasten the earphone jack and earphone and remove them.

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  • Remove the small metal bracket covering the front facing camera and sensor cable. Then remove the front camera and sensor cable.

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  • Use screwdriver to pry out the vibrating motor. Please be noted the motor is adhered to the front chassis and connected with the power button. Please lift it up carefully to avoid damaging the power button cable.

Hard!!! very hard!

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  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 teardown is complete.

Just used this guide to replace my screen, thanks!

Trevor Krahn - Reply

If callers on the other side are hearing echos after you swap out your screen, make sure that the ear speaker and bottom mic/charging board are glued down good. I had this problem and fixed it by buying a new speaker and charging board (They came with new adhesive).

Jason - Reply

You should add the step where you remove the screen in order to change the housing which includes the fake metal rims on the side. Please add it! Thanks

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is it possible to use a Sprint Galaxy Note 3 USB port on a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3?

Michael Paredes - Reply

It will fit, but the antenna are different. The phone will not work properly: the wireless reception will be worse.

Charles Hart -

I did exactly that and I haven't noticed any difference at all. My phone works and charges perfectly now, and all it took was 12 bucks and a little patience. Good luck!

Elizabeth Day -

I have a T-Mobile note 3 but can I use a sprint housing and lcd

john - Reply

Is it possible to swap out the motherboard of a GSM note 3 and put it in a live demo unit, to make it fully functional?

Gus - Reply

mmm why no repairability score?

Chua Chang Fong - Reply

Can you include how to remove the camera lens from the middle chassis/plate? I saw somewhere it is removable from the middle plate..

Gary Gallardo - Reply

I got a Note 3 Live Demo Unit and well i did some research and i found out that the only thing different is that it lacks the antenna, do you know if is possible to buy it and just put it in? will the phone work after that? or do I need to buy a whole new mmotherboard with clean IMEI?

Gerson Core - Reply

Yep... the IMEI is not registered on the Live Demo unit. Plus the software on it will need changing

Adam Ahmed -

Oh plz help, its been a while Im using note 3 N9005, Now I figure it out that my RAM capacity reduced excactly 1Gb and it shows me 1.423 Gb Ram :( antutu benchmark confirms this too :(( is there any way to replace my Ram?

Mohammad Aghdaei - Reply

In the process of replacing just the glass on my sprint galaxy note 3, I nicked up the copper color foil at the top of the phone. It is just under the earpiece and looks like it hooks to the LCD screen. I was wondering is it is possible to replace that cable and where could I get one. The digitizer and the LCD screens were still in working order when i started to tear off the old glass. Please help.

evanmays - Reply

Would the housing for the T-Mobile and at&t version be interchangeable? For example, could I order the n900a in frame LCD/Digitizer for a T-Mobile note 3 (n900t)?

Or go as far as ordering the lte version (n9005) I believe it is GSM as well?

A Random Stranger - Reply

Hello, I have a Galaxy Note 3 purchase from overseas (Dubai). how do I find know part to order (USB/Charging port) for my phone if it wasn't purchase from AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint /Verizon. model (SM-9005). will the part for the Sprint/Verizon work on my phone? or i will have to special order the part. Thanks W56

wood56jam - Reply

I don't see how the buzzer and power button are conected to the motherboard. Do they comunicate wirelesly or how? I want to change the power button with the vibrator, do i just put it in and works??

adim17 - Reply

I want to change the power button with the vibrator but i don't see how they connect to the motherboard. Do they comunicate wirelesly or how, i don't get the connection?

adim17 - Reply

How can I get the heat shields replaced, the ones that are on the back of the motherboard. I lost mine :(

Elizabeth Garrett - Reply

I have replaced charger port /mic twice and mic still won't work any suggestions?

Bobbie Mason - Reply

Mic doesn't work. Cleaned everything, replaced charger part mic is on twice. Any suggestions?

Bobbie Mason - Reply

so i have note 3 SM-N900 , i wanted to change the board on it so i can have 4G internet. If i buy the board and change it will their be any issues i should be aware of? The board is like 60$, it sates that it is unlocked and Europea version, n9005 32 gb.

Majd Hijazi - Reply

Thank you this was some good help for my phone

smithtaziah06 - Reply

How can we remove Loud speaker from the back lid frame of note 3? I have bought the speaker alone from ebay.

Uday - Reply

Dropped my note 3 works on wifi but not on my network. Could it be the antenna? Probably should trash it

Pat - Reply

I have note3 and it spilled a little vinegar and became a black screen but the messages work and sometimes working screen but there is Green Line, the touch is not working please help me solve the problem and what is the defective parts

Yahya - Reply

My note 3 was charging, fell off table and now is dead. When i plug it in or try to power on however i hear a single pop and subtle feedback from speaker. Anybody seen this before? Wondering if it's my usb board only or the logic

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