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This guide is retained solely for historical purposes. Use the updated version of the guide to perform your repair.

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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Galaxy S6, use our service manual.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Take Out The SIM Card Tray.: step 1, image 1 of 1
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    • Power off the Samsung Galaxy S6.

    • Use an eject pin or pointed tweezers to take out the SIM Card Tray.

  2. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Take Apart The Battery Door.: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Heat up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Door.

    • Draw the battery cover up with a suction cup. (Note: The battery door is adhered to the rear housing with quite strong adhesive, take your time during this process.)

    • Separate the battery door with an opening pick.

  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Rear Housing.: step 3, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Rear Housing.: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Undo the 13 screws in the rear housing.

    • Heat up the LCD Assembly.

    • Separate the rear housing from the LCD Assembly with the help of suction cup tool and case opening tool. (Notice: be careful not to damage the wireless charging chip attached to the battery.)

  4. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Side Keys.: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Side Keys.: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Side Keys.: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the power button flex.

    • Remove the volume button flex.

    • Remove the side keys. (Note: the Galaxy S6 power button and volume buttons are compatible with each other.)

  5. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Wireless Charging Chip.: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up the charging chip flex ribbons on both sides of rear housing. (Notice: be careful not to damage the flex ribbons.)

  6. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Remove The Motherboard.: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up the LCD assembly connector, front facing camera connector, battery connector, ear speaker connector and home button flex ribbon connector.

    • Turn over the motherboard and pry up the connector.

  7. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Remove The Battery.: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pry up the battery with a spudger.

  8. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Front Housing Small Parts.: step 8, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Front Housing Small Parts.: step 8, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Front Housing Small Parts.: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the front facing camera.

    • Remove the ear speaker. (Notice: be careful not to break the flex ribbon.)

    • Remove the vibrating motor.

  9. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Back Camera And Signal Cables.: step 9, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Back Camera And Signal Cables.: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the back facing camera on the mainboard.

    • Remove the Bluetooth cable and Wi-Fi signal cable.

  10. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Charging Port Assembly.: step 10, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Charging Port Assembly.: step 10, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Charging Port Assembly.: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Undo the earphone jack screw. (Notice: the screw is different than the rear housing screws.)

    • Heat up the LCD Assembly to release the front housing.

    • Pry up the navigation light stickers.

  11. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Release The Home Button With Flex.: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Pry up the connector on the back side of home button.

    • Pry up the home button.

  12. Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown, Finished: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • The Samsung Galaxy S6 disassembly process is complete.

Mandy

Member since: 12/05/14

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Thanks man i was curious what's inside that puppy... Not an easy repair like my galaxy s3....

Tear down s6 edge please

Mateusz - Reply

I'm curious, what is the DAC on this phone? I know Cirrus Logic partnered with Wolfson so it could be interesting to find out.

Mike Vercimak - Reply

The original author of this guide is ETrade Supply (as noted by the video itself). The video, images, and writeup were all produced and watermarked by them, though the image watermarks have since been removed via liberal cropping.

For the full and un-doctored photo set, please see:

http://www.etradesupply.com/blog/how-to-...

Chris Gilliam - Reply

Which image sensor did Samsung use for GS6? Is it SONY?

Will - Reply

Where is the memory located? And is it possible to upgrade it?

chris - Reply

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