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This is complete Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teardown.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, use our service manual.

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  • Remove the back cover. It comes off easily.

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Image 1/2: Don't forget the S Pen. Image 2/2: Don't forget the S Pen.
  • Remove battery, SIM card.

  • Don't forget the S Pen.

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  • Remove the 16 screws all together on the middle housing. That is a lot of screws.

My galaxy note 4 would not turn on. When it was opened up it had 15 screws and in the upper right hand corner there was a brass rivit. While trying to drill the display was broke.

Have you ever heard of a rivit replacing a screw by Verizon or Samsung.

The phone was a replacement under warranty.

I mean, ... what the F xxxx !!!

Steve Hartman - Reply

Image 1/3: Carefully flip the housing over and loosen the hidden tabs around the battery slot. Image 2/3: Loosen the middle housing and then push the front assembly--this may take a little extra effort. Image 3/3: Loosen the middle housing and then push the front assembly--this may take a little extra effort.
  • Cut the adhesive sticker between the screen and the middle housing. It will be easier if you apply low heat degree less than 85℃. Be careful to avoid breaking touch panel.

  • Carefully flip the housing over and loosen the hidden tabs around the battery slot.

  • Loosen the middle housing and then push the front assembly--this may take a little extra effort.

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Image 1/1: The whole front assembly comes with motherboard, USB board, cameras, LCD screen and some other small components.
  • Separate front assembly from middle housing successfully.

  • The whole front assembly comes with motherboard, USB board, cameras, LCD screen and some other small components.

  • The back housing comes with power & volume button, headphone jack and loudspeaker. And except loudspeaker, other parts are easy to remove.

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  • Get the flex free from the adhesive underneath and remove headphone jack naturally.

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  • Unlike the Galaxy S5, the Note 4 power and volume buttons are easy to remove.

Hi

I bought back camera for note 4 from eBay but when I finish fixit its show me camera not found any one have idea how I fix this

abdullah b - Reply

Image 1/3: The adhesive is in the red scale, it's strong and we had damaged the foil film on the back of the screen when cut the adhesive. Heat with a low degree will make easier. Image 2/3: Release the connectors from motherboard. The right one is S Pen sensor film connector and the left one is LCD screen connector. Image 3/3: You also can see the soft keys on the bottom side. So be careful when cut the adhesive, don't hurt that part.
  • Cut the adhesive between LCD screen and mid plate carefully. Especially care about the position of the flex very much.

  • The adhesive is in the red scale, it's strong and we had damaged the foil film on the back of the screen when cut the adhesive. Heat with a low degree will make easier.

  • Release the connectors from motherboard. The right one is S Pen sensor film connector and the left one is LCD screen connector.

  • You also can see the soft keys on the bottom side. So be careful when cut the adhesive, don't hurt that part.

  • At last, remove LCD screen assembly carefully.

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  • Release navigation button flex connector ,get it free from the adhesive on the mid-plate and remove it.

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  • Remove 2 pcs of signal flexes. And maybe different versions Galaxy Note 4 comes with different numbers of signal flexes. Possibly one or two.

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Image 1/2: Don't forget to release the earpiece speaker connector. Image 2/2: Don't forget to release the earpiece speaker connector.
  • Twist off two screws securing motherboard and USB board at first.

  • Don't forget to release the earpiece speaker connector.

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Image 1/3: Release USB charging board from motherboard. Image 2/3: Finally, remove Galaxy Note 4 motherboard. Image 3/3: Finally, remove Galaxy Note 4 motherboard.
  • Pry up the motherboard.

  • Release USB charging board from motherboard.

  • Finally, remove Galaxy Note 4 motherboard.

and what the names of these small circuits glued to the side of the chassis next to the volume button?

elisangelodark - Reply

where can I buy a motherboard of my note 4? My motherboard is defective and needs to be replace. I bought my note 4 from Singapore 2 yrs ago. thanks for your help.

Michael - Reply

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  • By the way, remove rear camera from motherboard. Release the connector and can take the camera away easily.

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Image 1/3: Release the connector at first, and then get free the two clasps, at last remove the front camera with sensors together. Image 2/3: Release the connector at first, and then get free the two clasps, at last remove the front camera with sensors together. Image 3/3: Release the connector at first, and then get free the two clasps, at last remove the front camera with sensors together.
  • Now, it's the turn of front camera assembly.

  • Release the connector at first, and then get free the two clasps, at last remove the front camera with sensors together.

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Image 1/3: Pry up the USB charging board and remove it. Image 2/3: Pry up the USB charging board and remove it. Image 3/3: Pry up the USB charging board and remove it.
  • Get recent apps button and back button free from the adhesive on the mid plate.

  • Pry up the USB charging board and remove it.

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  • Pry up and remove earpiece speaker.

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  • Vibrator comes with power button flex together.

The screen repair place I went to used too much adhesive and it damaged my power button. Here's the replacement part: ttps://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0149VUM4E

Steve - Reply

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  • Remove volume button flex.

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  • Done.

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Sophia

Member since: 03/25/2014

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horrible.

what happened Samsung? Why suddenly screw with repairers?

pseudonymous - Reply

Samsung has gone from the most repairable telephones to one of the worst.

I'd also like to note @ Step 8. Be VERY careful of the menu respectively the return key flexes located at the bottom of the screen while seperating the LCD from the chassi. They tend to "follow with" the sceren and break.

If they do break you'll have to replace the entire charging contact in order to restore them to full function.

Alexander - Reply

Thnx For The Important Tip

iABDOzz Mustafa -

Can you fit interior of note 3 inside chasis of note 4

Eddy Kelemis - Reply

are the note 4 screws the same as the one in LG G4 (specifically ls991)

Kachinga Mulenga - Reply

hi my note 4 screen was broken.. needed to replace the lcd.. now the new touch screen itself is working but the menu and back buttons aren't working properly (HOme button in the middle is alright) .. menu/back buttons light up and they do work but with some pressure.. they are not working with the ease and light touch they used to... what is wrong ?? what can I do to fix it ??

Sudip Barua - Reply

This was good guide and good photos. The Note 4 is adhesive nightmare, but with these photos and directions and a heat gun and patience, I was able to replace my USB charger board and put everything back together and functional again. Thank you.

findmint - Reply

You missed a step: SIM Connector Board removal/replacement

h.ringelberg - Reply

wheres the harddrive?

Cole Askin - Reply

Do you mean the internal flash? It is on the backside of the mainboard, soldered directly on top of the application processor (PoP). RAM and NAND flash are in the same package.

Zoé Bőle -

In you photos there seems to be parts from different model:

Headphone jack 910F - Fornt camera 910C - Usb charging board 910G

My board in my 910V is gone i would like to replace with 910G is this possible?

Ned - Reply

This is a Model No. SM-N910U

GEE- DUB -

I am extremely !#^&@@ that the bootloader is locked, and Samsung doesn't let you run your own software on your own device anymore.

Zoé Bőle - Reply

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