Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - Replacing the sub-board

Your device won’t charge or people can’t understand you on the phone.

  • Galaxy Note Edge
  • 16 Steps
  • Easy
  • 45 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to remove your Galaxy Note Edge’s sub-board on your own. You need to remove it if your phone won’t charge, your PC doesn’t recognize it, or people can’t understand you on the phone.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

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

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

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

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

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

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Sub-board

    Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Sub-board

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Getting started

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

16 steps
  1. Removing the stylus

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the stylus 01
    1. Use your finger to pull the stylus out of your Galaxy Note Edge.
  2. Removing the back cover

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the back cover 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the back cover 02
    1. Disconnect the back cover from the back of your device. There’s a little indentation at the top of your Galaxy Note Edge that you can stick your fingernail in. The back cover is hooked onto the device at several points so you have to use your finger in more than one place and then pull carefully.
    2. Remove the back cover.
  3. Removing the battery

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the battery 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the battery 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the battery 03
    1. Using your finger, lift the battery a little bit out of the enclosure.
    2. Use your thumb and finger to take the battery out of the enclosure.
  4. Removing the SIM and microSD cards

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the SIM and microSD cards 01
    1. Use your finger to remove the SIM card from the SIM card slot.
    2. Remove the microSD card from the microSD card slot.
  5. Removing the chassis

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the chassis 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the chassis 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the chassis 03
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the chassis 04
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the chassis 05
    1. Unscrew the fifteen screws holding the chassis in place and remove them.
      15 x 4.0 mm Phillips screw
    2. The chassis is hooked onto the display frame. Disconnect it by inserting the pick between the chassis and the display frame and undoing the hooks. Start at the recess for the battery.
    3. Move the pick around the entire device and completely disconnect the frame from the chassis.
    4. Lift the chassis and remove it.
  6. Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board

    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 03
    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 04
    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 05
    Galaxy Note Edge - Disconnecting all the connections to the logic board 06
    1. Disconnect all the connections to the logic board in the order shown below:
      Touchscreen
      LCD
      Home button/fingerprint sensor
      Wi-Fi antenna cable
      Bluetooth antenna cable
    2. Use the pointed tip of the spudger to disconnect the plug contacts. Carefully insert the spudger below the connector and use a little force to pry it off the logic board.
  7. Removing the logic board

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the logic board 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the logic board 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the logic board 03
    1. The bottom of the logic board is connected to the sub-board by a connector (blue arrow). Before you remove the logic board, you have to disconnect this connection. Put the flat end of the spudger between the logic board and the enclosure, and disconnect the connection. Make sure that the spudger is on the sub-board’s flexible flat cable. Don’t press too hard because that could damage the flexible flat cable.
    2. Take the logic board out of the enclosure with your finger. Tilt it upward a little so you can lift it at the thin end.
  8. Removing the sub-board

    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the sub-board 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the sub-board 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Removing the sub-board 03
    1. Disconnect the sensor buttons from the sub-board by using the spudger to carefully disconnect the connector.
    2. The sub-board is glued to the display frame. Detach the sub-board by gently inserting the steel laboratory spatula between the sub-board and the display frame. If the glue’s too strong, you can heat it with hot air.
    3. Take the sub-board out of the enclosure with your fingers.
  9. Installing the sub-board

    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the sub-board 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the sub-board 02
    1. Using your fingers, put the sub-board back in the original position in the enclosure. Press the board on firmly so the glue will really stick to the display frame.
    2. Connect the connector for the sensor buttons to the sub-board. Carefully press the contact onto the corresponding part on the board. You should hear it gently click into place.
  10. Installing the logic board

    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the logic board 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the logic board 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the logic board 03
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the logic board 04
    1. When you install the logic board, note that you have to connect the sub-board and logic board to each other. The connector (blue arrow) for the sub-board is on the bottom of the logic board.
    2. Slightly tilt the logic board and put it at the upper end of the display frame. Then fold it down and don’t forget that you have to hear the sub-board’s connector gently click into place.
  11. Making all the connections to the logic board

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    Galaxy Note Edge - Making all the connections to the logic board 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Making all the connections to the logic board 03
    Galaxy Note Edge - Making all the connections to the logic board 04
    Galaxy Note Edge - Making all the connections to the logic board 05
    Galaxy Note Edge - Making all the connections to the logic board 06
    1. Connect all the connectors to the logic board in the order shown below:
      Bluetooth antenna cable
      Wi-Fi antenna cable
      Home button/fingerprint sensor
      LCD
      Touchscreen
    2. Position each connector over its corresponding part on the logic board and connect the two parts by pressing gently on the connector.
  12. Installing the chassis

    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the chassis 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the chassis 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the chassis 03
    1. Put the chassis back in its original position on the display frame. Using your fingers, press the entire surface of the chassis onto the frame so the chassis clicks into place on the enclosure.
    2. Use the fifteen screws to attach the chassis to the display frame.
      15 x 4.0 mm Phillips screw
  13. Inserting the SIM and microSD cards

    Galaxy Note Edge - Inserting the SIM and microSD cards 01
    1. Put the microSD card in the microSD slot and make sure it’s aligned right.
    2. Using your finger, carefully push the SIM card into the SIM card slot and make sure it’s aligned right.
  14. Installing the battery

    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the battery 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Installing the battery 02
    1. Put the battery back in the enclosure. Make sure the battery’s four gold contacts are touching the four gold springs in your device.
    2. Put the battery back in so it’s flush with the enclosure.
  15. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy Note Edge - Attaching the back cover 01
    Galaxy Note Edge - Attaching the back cover 02
    Galaxy Note Edge - Attaching the back cover 03
    Galaxy Note Edge - Attaching the back cover 04
    Galaxy Note Edge - Attaching the back cover 05
    1. Put the back cover on the back of your Galaxy Note Edge. Make sure the back cover is in the right position.
    2. Press the entire surface of the back cover onto your whole smartphone so all the back cover’s clips click into place in your device.
  16. Putting in the stylus

    Galaxy Note Edge - Putting in the stylus 01
    1. Put the stylus back in your device by pushing it into the opening at the bottom of the enclosure until it clicks into place.
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