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  1. The Samsung SGH A777
    • The Samsung SGH A777

  2. Remove the black cover by sliding up. Remove the SIM card(not shown) and battery. Remove the SIM card(not shown) and battery.
    • Remove the black cover by sliding up.

    • Remove the SIM card(not shown) and battery.

  3. Remove the six Phillips head screws. Keep track of their position. Using a SIM removal tool or other small point, remove the bottom antenna cover. See photo 2. Place the tool in the bottom right corner and pry it off. Using a spudger, carefully remove the antenna cover. Remove the two screws.
    • Remove the six Phillips head screws. Keep track of their position.

    • Using a SIM removal tool or other small point, remove the bottom antenna cover. See photo 2. Place the tool in the bottom right corner and pry it off.

    • Using a spudger, carefully remove the antenna cover. Remove the two screws.

  4. Using a spudger pry the back cover off carefully. Using a spudger pry the back cover off carefully.
    • Using a spudger pry the back cover off carefully.

    • Using your fingers or a spudger remove the two side buttons. Note their positions. These should easily pop off.

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  6. Remove the two screws surrounding the camera. Remove the two screws around the top of the battery spot. Pry the black midplate off the phone.
    • Remove the two screws surrounding the camera.

    • Remove the two screws around the top of the battery spot.

    • Pry the black midplate off the phone.

    • Be careful as the screen is connected still by a ribbon cable.

    • Remove the entire Samsung model number sticker.

    • Slide the metal sliding mechanism up.

    • Remove the two screws.

  7. Carefully flip the motherboard up. Flip it from bottom to top. Disconnect the ribbon cable with a spudger.
    • Carefully flip the motherboard up. Flip it from bottom to top.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable with a spudger.

  8. Pry starting at the bottom with a spudger. Remove the cover. This will require some force and a guitar pick.
    • Pry starting at the bottom with a spudger. Remove the cover. This will require some force and a guitar pick.

  9. Remove the daughter board and lift the small blue flex cable from the back of the LCD.
    • Remove the daughter board and lift the small blue flex cable from the back of the LCD.

    • Remove just enough of the blue sticker to disconnect the orange flex cable. Flick the brown connector up and remove.

    • Remove the camera assembly.

  10. Using a guitar pick, carefully pry up the LCD shield plate from the sides. Be careful not to crack the LCD. Don't touch the LCD!
    • Using a guitar pick, carefully pry up the LCD shield plate from the sides.

    • Be careful not to crack the LCD. Don't touch the LCD!

    • Use a spudger edge around the edges of the lens. Remove carefully and use 3M to reattach.

  11. Flick the little brown connector up and remove the orange flex cable.
    • Flick the little brown connector up and remove the orange flex cable.

Josh Bacon

Member since: 03/02/2015

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My cell phone SGH a777 has lost the sound and how to correct an entry does not function.

I want to have it repaired. Where should I bring it to have it repaired?

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