The screen of your Galaxy A53 5G is broken? The touch screen does not work properly anymore?

Then it's time to replace the screen. In this detailed photo tutorial, we will show you step by step how to do it best.

Once you open your Galaxy its warranty and specified IP67 certification will expire.

If the glass of your screen is heavily cracked, secure it with parcel tape beforehand to avoid potential injuries during the repair.

To prevent the replacement screen from scratches during assembly, make sure your workspace is clean and level.

We wish you good luck with your repair!

Required tools

  • Tool for prying out batteries

    Tool for prying out batteries

    You have to use a very stable tool to pry out the battery. At the same time, it has to be flat enough to insert below the battery.

    from €10.99 on Amazon
  • Flat Picks

    Flat Picks

    You need a very flat tool such as a flat pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

    from €11.95 on Amazon
  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

    from €15.99 on Amazon
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    from €10.99 on Amazon
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    on Amazon
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    from €14.99 on Amazon
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    from €10.84 on Amazon

Required replacement part

  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Screen Orange

    Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Screen Orange

    on Amazon
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Getting started with the repair of your Galaxy A53

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment. We’d be happy to help.

36 steps
  1. Switching off your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

    Galaxy A53 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 01
    Galaxy A53 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 02
    Galaxy A53 - Switching off your Samsung Galaxy A53 5G 03

    Use our checklist to test the basic functions of your Galaxy A53 5G before repairing. This way you can check afterwards if your repair was successful.

    1. Press and hold the side and volume down button simultaneously for a few seconds.
    2. Tap on Power off in the displayed menu.
  2. Heating up the back cover

    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the back cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the back cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the back cover 03
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    The edge of the back cover is heavily glued. Use a heat gun or an ordinary hair dryer to heat it sufficiently.
    1. Heat the edge of the back cover by running the hot air device evenly over it.
    Used tools
  3. Lifting up the back cover

    Galaxy A53 - Lifting up the back cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Lifting up the back cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Lifting up the back cover 03
    Galaxy A53 - Lifting up the back cover 04
    Used tools
    Flat Picks
    iFlex Opening Tool
    iSclack evo Opening Tool
    VAKUPLASTIC Suction Cup

    As an alternative to the suction cup, we can recommend the iSclack, which requires less force to lift up the back cover.

    The iFlex can be inserted particularly well between the back cover and the screen unit due to its sharp edges.

    1. Attach a suction cup to the lower edge of the back cover and pull it upwards to create a narrow gap.
    2. At the same time, insert a flat tool into the gap between the back cover and the screen unit.


    Used tools
    iFlex Opening Tool
    iSclack evo Opening Tool
    VAKUPLASTIC Suction Cup
  4. Detaching the back cover

    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the back cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the back cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the back cover 03
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the back cover 04
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the back cover 05
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    Pick Set
    Flat Picks

    In order to prevent the glue of the back cover from bonding again, we recommend sliding flat plastic picks under the back cover at regular intervals.

    To avoid damaging the camera module, you should not insert your tool too far. At this point, the hard plastic pick is therefore particularly suitable.

    1. Drive your tool completely around the edge of the back cover to loosen it piece by piece.
    2. Put the detached back cover aside.


    Used tools
  5. Unscrewing the board cover

    Galaxy A53 - Unscrewing the board cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Unscrewing the board cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Unscrewing the board cover 03
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
    • 8 × 3.8 mm Phillips

    We recommend using a screw storage, such as our magnetic pad, to keep all disassembled parts and screws safe and organized.

    1. Remove the eight Phillips screws from the board cover and place them in the screw storage.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
  6. Removing the board cover

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the board cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the board cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the board cover 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the board cover 04
    Used tools
    Menda ESD Spudger

    A small arrow as well as a notch on the component show you where you can best place your tool.

    1. Carefully lever the board cover out of the screen unit. We recommend using the pointed end of an ESD spudger for this.
    Used tools
    Menda ESD Spudger
  7. Disconnecting the battery

    Galaxy A53 - Disconnecting the battery 01
    Galaxy A53 - Disconnecting the battery 02
    Galaxy A53 - Disconnecting the battery 03
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    • Connector

    To avoid a potential short circuit during the repair, you should always disconnect the battery as soon as possible.

    When separating connectors, always start from the side where there are no small components on the board. This way you avoid potential damage.
    1. Carefully detach the orange battery connector with a spudger from the motherboard.
    Used tools
  8. Removing the speaker

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the speaker 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the speaker 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the speaker 03
    Used tools
    Menda ESD Spudger
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
    • 7 × 3.8 mm Phillips
    1. Loosen the seven Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place.
    2. Carefully lever the speaker out of its guide with a spudger and set it aside.
    Used tools
    Menda ESD Spudger
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
  9. Separating the connecting cables

    Galaxy A53 - Separating the connecting cables 01
    Galaxy A53 - Separating the connecting cables 02
    Galaxy A53 - Separating the connecting cables 03
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    • Connector

    The connecting cable connects the USB and motherboard. It has a total of three connectors. One of them is attached to the screen cable.

    1. Carefully separate the three connectors of the connecting cable with a spudger.
    2. Put the detached cable aside.
    Used tools
  10. Heating up the battery's adhesive

    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the battery's adhesive 01
    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the battery's adhesive 02
    Galaxy A53 - Heating up the battery's adhesive 03
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    The battery of the A53 5G is heavily glued. In order to loosen it safely, you need to heat up the glue in advance.

    Never heat the heat-sensitive battery directly, but only from the edge of the case or the side of the screen glass.

    1. Heat the battery by running a hot air gun evenly over the case edge and the corresponding opposite area on the screen.
    Used tools
  11. Removing the battery

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the battery 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the battery 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the battery 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the battery 04
    Used tools
    iPlastix Opening Tool
    Battery Spudger

    The battery can be loosened particularly well if you move the iPlastix under the battery with a cutting motion.

    1. Place a battery spudger on the lower edge of the battery and carefully lift it upwards.
    2. Remove the detached battery from the device.
    3. Insert the flat iPlastix under the battery at the lifted edge and detach the battery bit by bit from the bottom of the screen unit.
    Used tools
    iPlastix Opening Tool
    Battery Spudger
  12. Removing the front camera

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the front camera 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the front camera 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the front camera 03
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
    • Connector
    1. Disconnect the front camera from the motherboard with a spudger.
    2. Take the detached camera out of its guide with tweezers and put it aside.

    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  13. Removing the antenna cables

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the antenna cables 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the antenna cables 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the antenna cables 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the antenna cables 04
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the antenna cables 05
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
    • Connector

    The small metal plugs of the antenna cables are best separated with tweezers.

    To avoid damage to your device, especially to the motherboard, you should only use ESD-certified tweezers.

    1. Carefully pry the two metal connectors of the antenna cables from the USB and motherboard.
    2. Pull the disconnected cables out of the guide in the edge of the case one after the other.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  14. Removing the motherboard

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the motherboard 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the motherboard 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the motherboard 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the motherboard 04
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
    • 1 × 3.3 mm Phillips

    Be careful when removing the motherboard, to avoid damaging the still connected main camera.

    1. Loosen the single Phillips screw that secures the board.
    2. Then use a spudger to carefully lever the loosened board out of the device.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
  15. Removing the vibration motor

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the vibration motor 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the vibration motor 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the vibration motor 03
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD

    The vibration motor is slightly glued. To make it easier to remove, you can first briefly heat it with hot air.

    A small recess in the guide shows you where you can best place your tool.

    1. Release the vibration motor from its guide by carefully running a pair of tweezers underneath it.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  16. Detaching the screen cable

    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the screen cable 01
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the screen cable 02
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the screen cable 03
    Galaxy A53 - Detaching the screen cable 04
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD

    The screen cable is slightly glued. To make it easier to remove, you can first briefly heat it with hot air.

    1. Detach the screen cable from the USB board by carefully running an ESD tweezers underneath it.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  17. Removing the SIM tray

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the SIM tray 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the SIM tray 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the SIM tray 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the SIM tray 04
    Used tools
    SIM Tool
    1. Press a SIM tool into the small opening of the SIM tray to push it out of the device frame.
    2. Then pull the tray completely out of the frame.
    Used tools
  18. Removing the USB board

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the USB board 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the USB board 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the USB board 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the USB board 04
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the USB board 05
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
    • Connector
    • 2 × 3.3 mm Phillips

    When removing the USB board, be careful not to damage the connector of fingerprint sensor and screen. Hold them aside if necessary.

    1. First, disconnect the fingerprint sensor from the USB board.
    2. Then loosen the two Phillips screws that hold it in place.
    3. Lever the detached board out of the device.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    Magnetic Pad
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  20. Removing the fingerprint sensor

    Galaxy A53 - Removing the fingerprint sensor 01
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the fingerprint sensor 02
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the fingerprint sensor 03
    Galaxy A53 - Removing the fingerprint sensor 04
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD

    The fingerprint sensor is slightly glued. To make it easier to remove, you can first briefly heat it with hot air.

    1. Carefully release the sensor from its guide using ESD tweezers.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  21. Preparing the new screen

    Galaxy A53 - Preparing the new screen 01
    Galaxy A53 - Preparing the new screen 02
    Galaxy A53 - Preparing the new screen 03
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
    Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Screen Orange
    1. Prepare your replacement screen by removing all protective films from the screen's inside.
    2. In order to protect the screen from scratches, you can leave the film over the screen glass on until the end of the repair.
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
    Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Screen Orange
  22. Inserting the fingerprint sensor

    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the fingerprint sensor 01
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the fingerprint sensor 02
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the fingerprint sensor 03
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the fingerprint sensor 04
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
    1. First, place the fingerprint sensor into the new screen unit.
    2. Press it lightly, so that the remaining glue bonds again.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
  23. Installing the USB board

    Galaxy A53 - Installing the USB board 01
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the USB board 02
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the USB board 03
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the USB board 04
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the USB board 05
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    • 2 × 3.3 mm Phillips
    • Connector

    When inserting the USB board, be careful not to pinch the connector of fingerprint sensor and screen. Hold them aside if necessary.

    Never attach connectors by force. Damage can lead to the failure of an entire component.

    1. Insert the USB board in the screen unit. In order for it to sit level, the charging jack must fit properly into the edge of the case.
    2. Fix it with the two Phillips screws.
    3. Then carefully connect the fingerprint sensor to it.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
  24. Inserting the SIM tray

    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the SIM tray 01
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the SIM tray 02
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the SIM tray 03

    Make sure to insert the SIM tray the right way around.

    1. Re-insert the SIM tray. It must hear and feel it click into place.
  25. Attaching the screen cable

    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the screen cable 01
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the screen cable 02
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the screen cable 03
    1. Press the screen cable back onto the USB board. To prevent it from coming loose again, it must sit properly in its metal guide.
  26. Inserting the vibration motor

    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the vibration  motor 01
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the vibration  motor 02
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the vibration  motor 03
    1. Put the vibration motor back in its guide and press it lightly.
  27. Installing the motherboard

    Galaxy A53 - Installing the motherboard 01
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the motherboard 02
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the motherboard 03
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the motherboard 04
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    • 1 × 3.3 mm Phillips

    Be careful not to damage the main camera when inserting the motherboard.

    1. Put the board back into your device. It must sit level all over.
    2. Fix it with the single Phillips screw.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
  28. Connecting the antenna cables

    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the antenna cables 01
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the antenna cables 02
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the antenna cables 03
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the antenna cables 04
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the antenna cables 05
    • Connector

    To make sure that both cables are seated correctly, you should start by inserting the white cable.

    1. Carefully press the small metal connector onto the motherboard. You should hear and feel it click into place.
    2. Push the cable back into the guide in the edge of the case.
    3. Then press the second connector onto the USB board as well.
    4. Proceed the same way with the black antenna cable.
  29. Inserting the front camera

    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the front camera 01
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the front camera 02
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the front camera 03
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the front camera 04
    • Connector
    1. Put the front camera back into its guide and press it firmly.
    2. Reconnect it to the motherboard.
  30. Inserting the battery

    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the battery 01
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the battery 02
    Galaxy A53 - Inserting the battery 03
    1. Put the battery back into its guide and press it firmly. The remaining glue on the back of the battery is usually enough to securely reattach it.
  31. Attaching the connecting cables

    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the connecting cables 01
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the connecting cables 02
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the connecting cables 03
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the connecting cables 04
    • Connector

    The cable labeling will help you align it in the device.

    1. Align the connecting cable and attach its three connectors to the USB and motherboard.
  32. Installing the speaker

    Galaxy A53 - Installing the speaker 01
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the speaker 02
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the speaker 03
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the speaker 04
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    • 7 × 3.8 mm Phillips

    Make sure that the speaker sits level all over. Its plastic lugs must fit into the edge of the case.

    1. Put the speaker back in its original position.
    2. Screw it in place with the seven Phillips screws.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
  33. Connecting the battery

    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the battery 01
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the battery 02
    Galaxy A53 - Connecting the battery 03
    • Connector


    Always connect the battery as late as possible to avoid a potential short circuit.

    1. Reconnect the battery by gently pressing its connector onto the motherboard.
  34. Installing the board cover

    Galaxy A53 - Installing the board cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the board cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the board cover 03
    Galaxy A53 - Installing the board cover 04
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
    • 8 × 3.8 mm Phillips

    The plastic lugs of the board cover must fit into the case frame. If they do not, the motherboard may not sit completely flat.

    1. Place the board cover back on the motherboard.
    2. Fix the cover with the eight Phillips screws.
    Used tools
    Wiha PicoFinish Phillips Screwdriver PH00
  35. Testing the new screen

    Galaxy A53 - Testing the new screen 01
    Galaxy A53 - Testing the new screen 02
    Galaxy A53 - Testing the new screen 03
    Galaxy A53 - Testing the new screen 04
    Galaxy A53 - Testing the new screen 05

    We recommend testing the replacement screen and other basic functions at this point. Again, use our checklist for this and the internal Samsung test menu, which you call up via the code *#0*#.
    If something doesn't work properly during testing, double-check that everything is installed and attached correctly.

    1. Switch on your Galaxy again.
    2. Test the touch function by dragging an app across the screen.
  36. Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional)

    Galaxy A53 - Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional) 01
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional) 02
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional) 03
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional) 04
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching a new adhesive frame (optional) 05
    Used tools
    Pry Tool
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
    Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Adhesive Frame for Backcover

    If the adhesive frame is still in good condition, you do not need to install a new one. However, if it has defects or no longer sticks properly, we recommend that you use a new adhesive frame.

    1. Align the new adhesive frame with the back cover. The cutouts in the film will help you.
    2. Peel off the carrier film from the bottom of the adhesive frame and press it onto the edge of the back cover.
    3. Now carefully peel off the remaining protective films from the top of the adhesive frame.
    Used tools
    Piergiacomi Tweezers 2a SA ESD
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
    Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Adhesive Frame for Backcover
  37. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the back cover 01
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the back cover 02
    Galaxy A53 - Attaching the back cover 03
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    We recommend that you run hot air over the edge of the back cover again, so that the glue bonds properly. You can also weigh down your device with books for a few minutes.

    1. Close your Galaxy A53 after the repair by pressing the back cover back onto the screen unit.
    Used tools
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