Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + PLUS Teardown and Repair video


Today I’m going to show you how to take
apart the Galaxy S6 Edge +. It is the bigger and older brother to the Galaxy S6 Edge. To
do this repair you will need a giant suction cup. I am just using a window mount and a
heat gun. You will use the heat gun to take off the back plate. Make sure everything is
turned off on the phone. Make sure the Sim card tray is out of the phone. Then heat up
the back of the phone. Make sure you heat up the top the bottom and the middle uniformly
all the way around the outside. You want to get the phone so it’s too hot to touch with
your fingers. What we are doing is here is that we are warming up the adhesive underneath
the phone so that it will be easier to pry off. I grabbed my suction cup and kind of
lift up on the center there. I put my metal pry tool in-between the glass and the frame.
Then I can slide my playing card in-between the glass and the frame so that it won’t
reseal back down once I take my metal pry tool out. I would recommend a flat metal pry
tool for this. If you use something thicker like a razor blade it will crack the glass.
I have done that before. Once you are underneath the glass make sure you heat it back up again
so that the adhesive is still loose. You can take your pry tool and slide it all around
the outside and cut away the adhesive. The adhesive is you know just inside a half inch
all the way around the edge. Now this is much harder than it looks this video is sped up
to not take up too much time. So I would recommend taking your time and making sure not to crack
that back glass. Especially if you are planning on using it after your repair is over. Once
that back is off you can see the old adhesive right around that back glass. I will put replacement
parts down in the video description. I will do a quick camera lens replacement. So you
can just put your razor blade or pry tool underneath that little grove and pop up the
lens. The lens will come in two parts the metal frame and the clear glass. You can just
take the clear glass from your replacement lens and pop it in the metal frame. Then take
that metal frame and put it back down on top of the camera. Make sure there is no dust
or glass shards in side of the camera, and make sure not to touch the inside of the camera
lens. There are a bunch of screws around the inside of the phone. So take your Philips
head screw driver. I will link all the tools in the video description below. Once the screws
are out the back will just lift off the frame. You can see here the QI charging pad has a
bunch of little connections that will just rest up against the mother board. Same with
the side buttons, power button, volume buttons, and down here for the speaker as well. They
just have little contact pads that get their communication when they are pressed up against
the little pins on the mother board. Here’s the battery connection I take that off first
so that I don’t have any electricity coursing through the motherboard. There’s two wire
cables down at the bottom. They are just going to unsnap, and pop off. Here’s the LCD ribbon
cable. Here are the proximity sensors. Lift that up and away from the mother board. Then
the mother board will lift up and fold up. Then there’s one more cable down there at
the very bottom that we are going to take off, and that is for the charging port. Now
that the mother board is up we can take off the earpiece, the front facing camera, and
the rear facing camera. All of these parts are replaceable which is very nice. Except
for the Sim card tray. That is soldered onto the main board. Here is a 16 Megapixel rear
camera and the 5 Megapixel front camera. Now here’s the charging port that I am fairly
disappointed in. You can pop up that finger print scanner and get that one little screw
off from the charging port. Then there is the two ribbon cables as well. You think you
are good to go, but you’re not. There are two little wires that are holding the back
button and menu button and they are a pinch between the glass and plastic frame. Securely
holding the charging port to the phone. It is irreplaceable unless you are some kind
of wizard. Now to take the battery off the phone I am heating it up so I can pry it out
of the plastic frame. I did not check to see if there was any pull tabs down at the bottom
of the battery so that you can pull the adhesive out. Motorola is kind of switching to that.
So before you start prying away from your battery make sure there are no pull tabs down
there on the bottom. Check comments. I’m sure other people will have tried this as
well. I am taking a metal pry tool and just sliding it in-between the plastic frame and
the battery. Make sure you don’t do any slicing motions though, because you can puncture
the battery making it unusable so be very careful when you are prying that out from
the phone. Also make sure not to bend the screen you don’t want to crack the LCD on
accident when you are replacing the battery. So here is the charging port that is a pinch
from the plastic frame and the glass. It is pretty much irreplaceable. It is very similar
to the Galaxy Note 5. You can click that video and watch how I replace the charging port
on that phone, but with the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge plus I would say that
it’s almost impossible to pull off the LCD from the plastic frame without breaking it.
I am not going to attempt it on my phone. Between this video and my Note 5 video you
should be able to see everything that needs to be done in order to attempt the repair
yourself. Go ahead and clip those cameras back into the mother board. Then clip that
charging port down onto the base of the mother board. Here is the earpiece speaker. They
are just like little Legos. Position it right above the connector and push it down. Here
is the LCD ribbon cable and the battery. I’m plugging the battery in last just because
we don’t want electricity coursing through the motherboard when we are unplugging stuff.
Here is the back of the phone. Just place that down and get all the screws back into
place, and the back glass. Your replacement back glass should have adhesive of its own.
If you are buying a new one. If you are reinstalling the old one you can use double sided tape.
I will link that down in the video description as well and you are good to go. If you have
any questions make sure to leave them down in the comments. Don’t forget to like if
this video helped you. If you did end up taking apart the phone yourself make sure to leave
your experience in the comments. I’m sure it will help out more people in the future.
Thanks a ton for watching and check out some of my other videos. Hope to see you around.