Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Screen Replacement and Charging Port Fix Repair


Today I’m going to show you how to replace
everything inside the Note 4: the screen, the charging port, all the speakers, everything.
Take off the back plate, the battery, the S pin and remove the 16 screws that are around
the back side. You can see here along the edge that it’s the easiest place to lift
up around the edge of the screen, but the back frame is still very securely adhered
to the screen. So what I do is I take a heat gun and gently warm up around the outside
of the phone. Not getting the phone too hot to touch or that will burn your hand, but
just warming up the adhesive underneath that will soften it up. I’ve found that it’s
a lot easier to push up from the top of the phone because the bottom of the phone, next
to the charging port, is still inside and it’s a little harder to lift up down there.
So once the screen is pushed away from the frame you can lift the bottom up and out,
that way the charging port doesn’t get caught. Here is the headphone jack. You can see the
little gold connectors down there at the bottom that just press up against the motherboard
and that’s how you get your audio. All the replacement parts and tools will be linked
down in the video description below. So if you need anything go down there and check
it out. I have it all priced out for you. Looks like the loud speaker is attached to
the back frame and it’s not removable. So if you’re going to replace your loud speaker
for the phone you’re just going to have to get a new back frame. But luckily, the
SD card reader and the SIM card reader are replaceable. Just lift up that little connector;
it’s kind of like a little Lego piece that you unsnap. And then you can slide your pry
tool underneath the little ribbon cable that releases all the adhesive. And that’s all
you need to do to replace your SD card reader and SIM card. Once again the replacement parts
will be down in the video description below so if you need anything go check it out. And
when you go to install it again I’ve found that it’s easiest just to clip it in first
and then remove the adhesive on the back of the new part and just set it down exactly
where the old part was. You can release these little wire cables, including the Home Button,
the ear piece and the two little antenna ribbons. And then there’s another little connection
underneath that the charging port uses to connect to the main board. Unsnap that and
then as you lift up the main board from the screen you can see that there are two more
connections back there. And that’s what the screen uses to connect to the motherboard.
Two connections there and there. There’s the camera. I’m going to go ahead and lift
that up. Same little Lego connection technology. You can see here on the screen it has the
image stabilization and apparently in the little silver box is where the gyros are.
Pretty interesting. Set that aside. Then you can see the front facing camera here. Lift
up that little connection and that releases the part. Now, sometimes when you buy replacement
parts it won’t come with these little rubber doohickeys, so make sure you remove those
from your old parts and then put them on your new ones before you install them back on the
phone. But anyway that’s how the front camera comes off. The heart rate sensor and the flash
look like they’re soldered to the main board so we’re just going to leave those connected.
Here’s the ear piece. Just lift that out of the little groove. Once again all replacement
parts can be found in the video description right below this video. So here’s the Power
Button and also the vibration motor. So if either of those two items break, they are
connected and they have the same little contact points that the headphone jack did. So I’m
going to set that back into place. And the reason I show you this is because both of
the other buttons, the volume buttons, have the same little connection pads as before.
So if you need to replace those, that’s how you do it. I’m going to go ahead and
lift off the antenna wires from the charging port and set those off to the side. And the
charging port is here. Just lifts up from the body of the phone. Now this is the hard
part. The capacitive buttons are attached to the charging port and those are underneath
the screen, which is unfortunate. I wish it was a little bit easier to replace. So what
we have to do is we have to heat up the screen. We’re going to do the same thing that we
did with the back cover. Heat it up not so hot that you burn yourself so that it’s
too hot to touch, but hot enough it softens the glue underneath. And then we’re going
to slide a hard object, it could be like a playing card or in this case like a debit
card or something that you’re not going to use anymore and slide it above the capacitive
buttons, but below the glass, LCD and the copper foil underneath the screen. And you’ll
see what I’m talking about here in just a second. I’m going to take another card
and slide it over the other capacitive button, making sure to be between the copper foil
and the mid-frame. You don’t want to start separating the glass from the LCD because
that’s an entirely different repair that I’ll show you in a different video. Also
make sure to watch out for the ribbon cables in the back as well as the Home Button cable
that you can see from the back of the phone as well. And you’ll kind of see what that
looks like as I lift up the screen. This whole process should take you between 10 and 15
minutes. Make sure to go slow because you do not want to damage the screen during this
process because that is a much more expensive repair. Now if your screen is already damaged
I wouldn’t worry about it as much. So here we are lifting off the screen. You can see
the ribbon cables that are attached to the top of it. The reason I suggest coming from
the bottom, next to the capacitive buttons is because if you come from the top, these
cables can be damaged as well. So coming from the bottom is much easier. Now if you want
to separate the glass from the LCD, that’s an entirely different repair and you can watch
that video here of me working on a Samsung Galaxy S5. The screens are made the same so
it’s pretty much the exact same process. Now to replace the charging port we’re going
to lift off the capacitive buttons from the mid-frame. They just pop right off. They’re
just held on with a little bit of adhesive. And that’s the charging port. I will have
replacement charging ports linked in the video description below if you need one of those.
And here’s the Home Button and fingerprint scanner. It’s just connected to a little
ribbon cable that feeds up through the mid-frame and out the back of the phone like you saw
before. So be very careful with this during the screen replacement. If you need a new
one go ahead and check the video description below. Now putting the phone back together
again. We’re going to set the Home Button down first. And make sure to feed it through
that little slot on the back of the phone. And here’s the adhesive. It’s double sided
tape. I’ll link this down in the video description below. The more you use the better. Put a
couple strips underneath and also put some on the four corners of the phone to help hold
the corners of the screen down to the mid-frame as well. Getting those cameras hooked back
into place. Just snapping them in like little Legos. As well as the charging port. Make
sure to connect that before you put the motherboard down, otherwise you’ll have a problem hooking
that together. Make sure to press the motherboard into place. Clamp on the Home Button ribbon
cable to the main board. And then make sure those capacitive buttons are wrapped around
to the back side and pressed down and adhered with the little adhesive that comes with the
new part. Now you can take the screen and connect it to the back of the motherboard
because it’s much harder to do if the screen is already in place and held down with that
sticky tape. So make sure to do it in that order. Get both of those connections secured
to the motherboard and then line up the screen with the Home Button, as well as the ear piece.
And that will tell you exactly where to press it down onto that tape that you placed earlier.
Now that the charging port is in place with the capacitive buttons on the other side,
we can make sure that the ear piece is down, clamped in, just like a little Lego. And then
we have the wire cables down here for the antenna. Nothing super special with these,
just make sure that they’re clipped onto the little holes that they came from and also
set into the little guiding pins. Because if these are out of place then the back of
the phone is not going to clamp down as well because these will be obstructing it. Before
I put the back down I am going to test out the phone really quick just to make sure that
it’s working and I don’t need to readjust or re-clamp on the screen connections. Everything
looks fine. Battery’s out, back of the phone is on. Now watch here: as I placed it down,
I realized once again that the charging port does not go down normally. You have to lift
out the phone, put the bottom in first (like line up the charging port with the little
hole), and then you can squeeze up the body of the phone and clamp it all into place like
that. So charging port first…the rest of the phone later. And then you can just press
in all the corners and everything all around the outside of the phone. Anyway, pretty straightforward
repair. It is very difficult. It is hard to replace the screen but it’s definitely possible.
Make sure all the screws are in. If you have any questions make sure to leave them down
in the comments below, or suggestions or things that help you out during your repair. I’m
sure it will help out other people as well. Make sure to “like” if this video helped
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