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Witrigs provides all of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 replacement parts.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Galaxy Note5, use our service manual.

Remove SIM card tray at first. It's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos, so there are two slots. Remove SIM card tray at first. It's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos, so there are two slots. Remove SIM card tray at first. It's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos, so there are two slots.
  • Remove SIM card tray at first. It's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos, so there are two slots.

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Remove S pen. Remove S pen. Remove S pen.
  • Remove S pen.

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Heat the back cover and cut it sticker underneath. Really strong adhesive. Please be careful with the glass and edged back cover. Heat the back cover and cut it sticker underneath. Really strong adhesive. Please be careful with the glass and edged back cover. Heat the back cover and cut it sticker underneath. Really strong adhesive. Please be careful with the glass and edged back cover.
  • Heat the back cover and cut it sticker underneath. Really strong adhesive. Please be careful with the glass and edged back cover.

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Remove the back cover. And the white strip is adhesive sticker.
  • Remove the back cover. And the white strip is adhesive sticker.

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Twist off all 20 screws together. Twist off all 20 screws together.
  • Twist off all 20 screws together.

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Push the front assembly out from middle housing.  There are a little black adhesive sticker on every corners. Push the front assembly out from middle housing.  There are a little black adhesive sticker on every corners. Push the front assembly out from middle housing.  There are a little black adhesive sticker on every corners.
  • Push the front assembly out from middle housing. There are a little black adhesive sticker on every corners.

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Release battery connector from motherboard and pry the battery up. Yes, there is also some adhesive underneath. Release battery connector from motherboard and pry the battery up. Yes, there is also some adhesive underneath. Release battery connector from motherboard and pry the battery up. Yes, there is also some adhesive underneath.
  • Release battery connector from motherboard and pry the battery up. Yes, there is also some adhesive underneath.

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Remove two pieces of signal flex cables. And different versions Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may have only one piece signal cable. Remove two pieces of signal flex cables. And different versions Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may have only one piece signal cable.
  • Remove two pieces of signal flex cables. And different versions Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may have only one piece signal cable.

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Release LCD connector, digitizer connector, earpiece assembly connector, home button connector on the motherboard. Release LCD connector, digitizer connector, earpiece assembly connector, home button connector on the motherboard.
  • Release LCD connector, digitizer connector, earpiece assembly connector, home button connector on the motherboard.

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Release USB board connector on the back and remove the whole motherboard. Release USB board connector on the back and remove the whole motherboard. Release USB board connector on the back and remove the whole motherboard.
  • Release USB board connector on the back and remove the whole motherboard.

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Remove the rear camera. There is a black plastic bracket around camera. So we have to remove them together. And there is a little adhesive underlying. Remove the rear camera. There is a black plastic bracket around camera. So we have to remove them together. And there is a little adhesive underlying. Remove the rear camera. There is a black plastic bracket around camera. So we have to remove them together. And there is a little adhesive underlying.
  • Remove the rear camera. There is a black plastic bracket around camera. So we have to remove them together. And there is a little adhesive underlying.

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Remove front camera and noise-canceling mic. Remove front camera and noise-canceling mic.
  • Remove front camera and noise-canceling mic.

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Remove motor vibrator easily. Remove motor vibrator easily.
  • Remove motor vibrator easily.

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Remove earpiece speaker assembly. Remove earpiece speaker assembly. Remove earpiece speaker assembly.
  • Remove earpiece speaker assembly.

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That's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 earpiece assembly. It's integrated by speaker and sensors.
  • That's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 earpiece assembly. It's integrated by speaker and sensors.

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Now try to separate LCD screen from frame. The difficulty and risk to remove screen alone are getting nearly 5 stars (5 scores all together)respectively. The screen is weak and the adhesive are strong as well too much. Now try to separate LCD screen from frame. The difficulty and risk to remove screen alone are getting nearly 5 stars (5 scores all together)respectively. The screen is weak and the adhesive are strong as well too much.
  • Now try to separate LCD screen from frame. The difficulty and risk to remove screen alone are getting nearly 5 stars (5 scores all together)respectively. The screen is weak and the adhesive are strong as well too much.

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Since Samsung applied the design that the USB board come with soft keys together, DIY replace USB board and LCD screen alone become much more difficult. Be careful with the soft sensor keys on the bottom especially the flex.
  • Since Samsung applied the design that the USB board come with soft keys together, DIY replace USB board and LCD screen alone become much more difficult.

  • Be careful with the soft sensor keys on the bottom especially the flex.

  • In fact, the replacement of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 LCD screen, USB board or home button nearly the same with that teardown.

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Loosen two soft sensor keys from frame carefully. And remove the last securing screw on USB board. Loosen two soft sensor keys from frame carefully. And remove the last securing screw on USB board.
  • Loosen two soft sensor keys from frame carefully. And remove the last securing screw on USB board.

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Remove the USB board finally. Remove the USB board finally.
  • Remove the USB board finally.

Is the mic attached to charging dock flex cable?

Derek F - Reply

Is the mic attached the charging dock flex cable?

Derek F - Reply

Could you see the mark on the right of the home button? Push the button as its direction and can loosen it from securing slot easily. And then cut the adhesive sticker under the flex. Could you see the mark on the right of the home button? Push the button as its direction and can loosen it from securing slot easily. And then cut the adhesive sticker under the flex. Could you see the mark on the right of the home button? Push the button as its direction and can loosen it from securing slot easily. And then cut the adhesive sticker under the flex.
  • Could you see the mark on the right of the home button? Push the button as its direction and can loosen it from securing slot easily. And then cut the adhesive sticker under the flex.

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Remove home button flex. Though it's a small component, it's really complicated and difficult to replace, even at the risk to break the screen. Remove home button flex. Though it's a small component, it's really complicated and difficult to replace, even at the risk to break the screen.
  • Remove home button flex. Though it's a small component, it's really complicated and difficult to replace, even at the risk to break the screen.

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Done.
  • Done.

please help me

i cant find Direction of light sensor

rezaabol750 - Reply

Is it possible to put the phone back together and still have it working like before?

Jaychelle Taylor - Reply

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the SIM reader can be changed. the SIM is external or integrated in the motherboard

hammadi - Reply

Can the s pen be opened too? I wanna know because my s pen clicking mechanism gets stuck and doesn't click.

Alex akerez - Reply

Yes it separates at the seam where the darker section with the Samsung text meets the light gray part. Here is a decent youtube video some guy made: https://youtu.be/ixNXUh2fnZo I would recommend trying plastic tools to open instead of a razor blade, also graphite is quite messy so I would probably use a small dab of light silicone grease. I buy it at the hardware store in the plumbing section (used for faucet seals). It's a good lightweight grease for rubber & plastic parts and anything sensitive to petroleum base grease. Good luck!

Andrew Kauffman -

Is the memeory stored on the motherboard? Or elsewhere?

ziefern n - Reply

So did you find out where is the memory stored? My Note 5 dropped in water and circuit on the motherboard is fried. Is there a way i can still recover my data???

parag_oberoi30 -

So did you find out where is the memory stored on Note 5? I dropped my Note 5 in the water and it seems my motherboard circuit is fried. Is there a way i can still retrieve my data???

parag_oberoi30 -

Please ask this kind of question in the Answers forum.

As a quick answer, phones nowadays store files on a chip called an eMMC chip. In the case of the Note5, it’s a UFS-II chip.

Farie Indriawan -

Hi, My front glass lens cracked. Any step by step? I'm a home contractor/inspector with patience. I have limited experience repairing my PC's and Mac, etc. It looks like replacing it would have a 5 out of 5 difficultly rating. Would I be in over my head? Thanks!

Tino Barbati - Reply

Please ask this kind of question in the Answers forum.

Although a glass replacement is possible, it won’t be worth because a small mistake (too much heat, too much force, etc) can potentially damage the AMOLED panel or Digitizer.

Farie Indriawan -

Hi in step 9 it shows where the ribbon cable connects to the mother board. When taking this piece out of the package i accidentally tore a little bit of that ribbon cable. Am i screwed or is there hope for me? Please someone helpppppp

Mike G - Reply

Which ribbon cable? If it was he ribbon cable for the screen then you'll need to purchase a new digitizer. If it was one of the smaller components you may be able to replace just that piece on the mid-frame.

Josh Bonomini -

Anyone know how to repair the charging unit Hopefully without having to open it.

jrm14 - Reply

Please ask this kind of question in the Answers forum.

If you’re referring to the charging coil, there’s a high chance the coil is toast at some part. The USB port might work again if you clean it with Isopropyl Alcohol with a swab or raising the “tongue“ part of the socket.

Farie Indriawan -

Can the cable for the antenna be moved outside of the phone by drilling a hole in the back and then be used to connect to an external antenna?

Pavel Zlatanov - Reply

It looks like the cable, if not an antenna itself, connects to a part of the phone which is an antenna sticking in the plastic part of the bezel. It is doable, but it’ll look a bit ridiculous.

Farie Indriawan -

Stylus broke and is stuck inside my phone. Any way to fix?

Apricot Queen - Reply

Please ask this kind of question in the Answers forum.

Disassembling the phone should reveal the broken stylus inside, although it may be a bit stuck when you try to separate the midframe.

Farie Indriawan -

is the top speaker easy to replace? I don't see it

Calvin Le - Reply

I removed the gold strip next to the battery above the home button flex when removing the digitizer after front glass removal. Proceed or is all a loss?

Lainey Yancyfjgbmp - Reply

Is there a wifi/bluetooth antenna that can be replaced?

Jose Carlos Rivera - Reply

where is wireless charging section ?

Daniel Blackbird - Reply

Also do not see the inductive coils… are they inside the battery?

Drew Hawkins -

So far I remember, the charging coils are sitting on top of the battery, sandwiched between the back panel. Probably covered because of different variants.

Farie Indriawan -

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