Today we’re going to reassemble my torn down Galaxy S7. ETrade Supply noticed thatI destroyed my old screen during the removal process and they were kind enough to sendme out a replacement. So thank you very much for that. Before I put this phone back together,let’s just appreciate for one quick second how thick this aluminum frame is.
And if you’llremember, one of my complaints about the Nexus6P was that none of the screws went into metal. Four years ago we started to wonder what would shopping look like if you could walk into a… If you look at this S7, all of the screws go into metal. It is one very well built phone. The only downside is that since it’s glued shut, it’s kind of hard to work on. So let’s get going. Like always, replacement tools and replacement parts like screens and chargingports will be linked down in the article description below. The fingerprint scanner will slidethrough the frame and then sit down in this little slot that was built for it.
The chargingport also needs to slip through the frame before we can put the screen back on. Pushthe charging port down into the little slot itself at the bottom of the phone making surethat the buttons wrap around the front side. There are two screws on the charging portand then make sure the buttons are sitting down inside of the little groove that they’re 30 Cute And Clever Ways To Decorate For Thanksgiving made for; the Back button and the Menu button. There should be a little bit of left overresidue on the buttons themselves so they’ll stick down and hold themselves tight. Now some of the replacement screens will come with adhesive built into the panel, otherscreens will require double sided tape to be set down inside of the frame. You can buyprofessional adhesive, I would recommend doing that if you’re going to do this repair forcustomers. Here is a replacement screen.
I’m going to remove the protective plastic andthen slip the screen connector through the frame, making sure that the connector is notbent or pinched at all inside of the frame itself. I’m going to use the ear piece tohelp line up the slot on the top of the screen with the phone and then the Home button aswell on the bottom, making sure that it all sits tight down inside of the frame. It’sa perfect fit. Now we can work on the headphone jack, slip that down inside of the grooveand then put one screw on the side of that as well. Now remember the charging port doesconnect to the bottom side of the motherboard so clip that in and then you can set the motherboarddown into place making sure not to pinch any of the other connectors underneath the motherboardcuz we will need to plug those in. Once all those connectors are on the right side ofthe phone we can take the fingerprint scanner and press that down into the frame. Same thingwith the power button and the screen itself.
Push the front facing camera down into itslittle slot. Same thing with the ear piece and the front sensors. Then the volume buttonson the side also get plugged into the main board. There are two wire cables that restbetween the charging port and the motherboard so get those down into place inside that littlegroove. And then we can take the battery, it’s going to be the last thing that weplug in, and push that into the motherboard. We can test the phone at this point whichis a good idea to make sure everything is functional before we put the back tape andput the back glass back down. Everything is good.
We’re going to turn the phone backoff again. Flip it around and then put all the back plastics on. I’m going to startdown here with the loud speaker. Set that into place, making sure that I don’t pinchany of the wire cables in the wrong spot. Then the wireless charger goes on, and thetop plastic piece. Then there are a bunch of screws around the back side; get all thosescrewed into place. Then we have the funky golden band aid, I’m going to put that backdown into place.
If anyone has any idea what this is for please leave a comment down below. There are even some pre-drawn brackets for it. I have no idea why they would put a goldsticker on there. There is professional adhesive available for the rear backs.