Today we’re going to reassemble my torndown Galaxy S7.
ETrade Supply noticed that I destroyed my old screen during the removalprocess and they were kind enough to send me out a replacement.
So thank you very muchfor that.
Before I put this phone back together, let’s just appreciate for one quick secondhow thick this aluminum frame is.
And if you’ll remember, one of my complaints about the Nexus6P was that none of the screws went into metal.
If you look at this S7, all of the screwsgo into metal.
It is one very well built phone.
The only downside is that since it’s gluedshut, it’s kind of hard to work on.
So let’s get going.
Like always, replacement toolsand replacement parts like screens and charging ports will be linked down in the video descriptionbelow.
The fingerprint scanner will slide through the frame and then sit down in thislittle slot that was built for it.
The charging port also needs to slip through the framebefore we can put the screen back on.
Push the charging port down into the little slotitself at the bottom of the phone making sure that the buttons wrap around the front side.
There are two screws on the charging port and then make sure the buttons are sittingdown inside of the little groove that they’re made for; the Back button and the Menu button.
There should be a little bit of left over residue on the buttons themselves so they’llstick down and hold themselves tight.
Now some of the replacement screens will comewith adhesive built into the panel, other screens will require double sided tape tobe set down inside of the frame.
You can buy professional adhesive, I would recommend doingthat if you’re going to do this repair for customers.
Here is a replacement screen.
I’mgoing to remove the protective plastic and then slip the screen connector through theframe, making sure that the connector is not bent or pinched at all inside of the frameitself.
I’m going to use the ear piece to help line up the slot on the top of the screenwith the phone and then the Home button as well on the bottom, making sure that it allsits tight down inside of the frame.
It’s a perfect fit.
Now we can work on the headphonejack, slip that down inside of the groove and then put one screw on the side of thatas well.
Now remember the charging port does connect to the bottom side of the motherboardso clip that in and then you can set the motherboard down into place making sure not to pinch anyof the other connectors underneath the motherboard cuz we will need to plug those in.
Once allthose connectors are on the right side of the phone we can take the fingerprint scannerand press that down into the frame.
Same thing with the power button and the screen itself.
Push the front facing camera down into its little slot.
Same thing with the ear pieceand the front sensors.
Then the volume buttons on the side also get plugged into the mainboard.
There are two wire cables that rest between the charging port and the motherboardso get those down into place inside that little groove.
And then we can take the battery,it’s going to be the last thing that we plug in, and push that into the motherboard.
We can test the phone at this point which is a good idea to make sure everything isfunctional before we put the back tape and put the back glass back down.
We’re going to turn the phone back off again.
Flip it around and then put allthe back plastics on.
I’m going to start down here with the loud speaker.
Set thatinto place, making sure that I don’t pinch any of the wire cables in the wrong spot.
Then the wireless charger goes on, and the top plastic piece.
Then there are a bunchof screws around the back side; get all those screwed into place.
Then we have the funkygolden band aid, I’m going to put that back down into place.
If anyone has any idea whatthis is for please leave a comment down below.
There are even some pre-drawn brackets forit.
I have no idea why they would put a gold sticker on there.
There is professional adhesiveavailable for the rear backs.
I will link that down in the video description below.
And everything is good.
If you have any questions leave them down in the comments.
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And one big last thank you to ETrade Supply for sending me out thereplacement screen.
Thank you so much for watching.
Hope to see you around.