No doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a beast in 2016’s flagship phones. The curved edges, makes it stands out among other phones. Samsung has opened the restriction for other developers to build more apps to fully make use of the curved display. However, this fantastic design makes the repair work extremely difficult. Let’s find out how to replace the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s screen step by step.
- Heat Gun
- Suction Cup
- Business Cards/Playing Cards
- Small Phillips Screwdriver
- Plastic Separation Tool
- Thin Metal Spudger
- A Pair of Tweezers
Shut down the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge then remove the SIM card tray.
Heat up the back the S7 edge(until it’s too hot to touch).
Apply the suction cup to the back cover of the S7 edge, be careful not to scratch the rear camera glass lens.
Pry the edge of the S7 edge back cover a little bit to insert the thin metal spurge.
Slide away the metal spurge a little bit then insert some business cards/playing cards to do the rest.
Once the back cover has been released, undo the 12 Phillips screws holding the rear housing.
Use the plastic separation tool to separate the top plastic bracket then remove the wireless charging pad.
Disconnect the battery cable, power cable, display cable and the volume button cable.
Use a pair of tweezers to remove the loud speaker module.
Pop off all the antenna cables and the fingerprint scanner cable.
Disconnect the earphone connector, front facing camera connector and the proximity and light sensor connector.
Lift up the motherboard then disconnect the charging port connector.
Disconnect and remove the rear facing camera.
Heat up to the adhesive underneath the battery, then use the metal spurge to lift it up (slowly and carefully).
Undo 3 screws holding the charging port then take out the headphone jack.
Use the cotton swab to withstand the proximity and light sensor hole, then apply some heat around the top front glass panel.
VERY gently press the screen assembly a little bit to leave a gap between the screen and the front housing, then very slowly insert the thin metal separation tool (don’t insert it too deep, when the top of the separation tool reaches the hole, that’s far enough).
Insert a thin plastic film/business cards/playing cards from the gap you created just now, then slowly and gently slide it through the edge.
Use a soft/plastic tool (we used our fingernails LOL) to withstand the open gap (Keep the angle of the gap, DON’T widen it too big).
Use a pair of tweezers to drag out the black adhesive around the edges little by little, two sides alternately (Apply heat to the edge when it’s cooled down).
After all the adhesive has been cleared, carefully open up the screen from one side.
Test the new screen works or not before the installation.
Apply the 3M adhsive around the edges of the front housing, then reassemble the screen.
Put the head phone jack back again.
Reconnect the rear facing camera.
Reconnect the motherboard with the charging port then put it back into the position (avoid those cables and connectors).
Reconnect the power cable, display cable, earphone connector, proximity and light sensor connector and the volume button cable.
Reconnect the fingerprint scanner connector and 2 antenna connectors.
Reconnect the front facing camera.
Put back the battery.
Reassemble the loud speaker module.
Reconnect the battery.
Re-put the wireless charging pad and the top plastic bracket.
Re-assemble all the screws holding the rear housing.
Put some 3M double adhesive around the edges then reassemble the back cover.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave your comment below!