The speaker won’t play any music.

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S4’s defective speaker on your own. You need this repair if your phone doesn’t play music or only plays it quietly, or if your ring tone doesn’t play when you get calls.

Required tools

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    For storing screws

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  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

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

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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Required replacement part

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Speaker

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Speaker

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Getting started with the repair of your Galaxy S4

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

7 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Galaxy S4 - Removing the back cover 01
    Galaxy S4 - Removing the back cover 02
    1. Insert the spudger into the gap next to the headphones. There are 16 clips on the outside under the back cover. You have to disconnect them by moving the spudger around the entire smartphone one time. Alternatively, you can detach the back cover using your fingernails.
    2. Then you can take off the back cover.
  2. Removing the battery

    Galaxy S4 - Removing the battery 01
    Galaxy S4 - Removing the battery 02
    1. If your Samsung Galaxy’s still on, turn it off by holding down the standby button for about three seconds and following the prompt on the display.
    2. Now use the spudger or your fingertip to lift the battery (see figure 1) and then remove it (see figure 2).
  3. Removing the speaker

    Galaxy S4 - Removing the speaker 01
    Galaxy S4 - Removing the speaker 02
    1. Remove the 4 Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place (see figure 1).
      4 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
    2. Lift out the speaker using the laboratory spatula (see figure 2) by inserting the spatula into the gap between the speaker and the frame. You have to use a little force here.
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  5. Installing the speaker

    Galaxy S4 - Installing the speaker 01
    1. Now install the new speaker and make sure it clicks into place properly.
    2. Then screw it in.
      4 x 4.0 mm Phillips screws
  6. Installing the battery

    Galaxy S4 - Installing the battery 01
    1. Put the battery back in. The +/- symbols have to be touching the contact point.
  7. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy S4 - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. It’s very easy to put the back cover back on. Put it on in the correct position and press it on all the way around the phone until it’s completely clicked into place.
  8. Final test

    1. Start your Samsung Galaxy S4 and enter the following key combination:
    2. Then press the call button.
    3. Now you can check all the functions.
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