Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - Replacing the earpiece

The earpiece isn’t working.

  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • 11 Steps
  • Medium
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s defective earpiece on your own. You need this repair if you can’t hear the person you’re talking to or the call is very quiet. You also need to replace this cable set if the proximity sensor isn’t working.

Required tools

  • Heat gun

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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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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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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.

11 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the back cover 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the back cover 02
    1. The back of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s enclosure is glued firmly in place. To detach it, you have to constantly heat it with a heat gun so the glue will soften. Then you have to insert a plastic pick into the gap between the frame and the glass to detach the adhesive.
    2. The gap between the aluminum frame and the glass is very small. We recommend that you use a very flat, sturdy object to get between them.
    3. Carefully lift the back cover while using a suction cup.
    4. As soon as a little gap opens up, use the plastic pick to avoid damaging the aluminum.
  2. Inserting the pick

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Inserting the pick 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Inserting the pick 02
    1. You should only insert the pick about two or three millimeters between the back cover and the frame to prevent damage inside the enclosure.
      The back cover is painted on the inside. Remove any adhesive residue carefully to avoid scratches or cracks.
    2. The back cover is glued to the entire outer edge of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Move the pick once around the entire phone.
    3. Once you’ve detached all the glue, you can carefully lift the back cover.
  3. Removing the midframe

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the midframe 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the midframe 02
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the midframe 03
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the midframe 04
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the midframe 05
    1. Remove the 13 Phillips screws that hold the plastic cover in place (see figure 1)..
      13 x 3.3 mm Phillips screws
    2. Take out the SIM card tray.
    3. Now lift the charging pad for wireless charging. It’s lightly glued to the midframe.
    4. In order to remove the midframe, you have to carefully push down the battery and the rest of the smartphone. Use your other hand to push up the frame. If it doesn’t move, carefully insert a pick between the display and the frame, and press it upward.
  4. Removing the front camera

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the front camera 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the front camera 02
    1. Place the pointed tip of the spudger very slightly below the contact and lift it up. Make sure you don’t break off the resistors that are soldered onto the logic board.
    2. Now you can disconnect the front camera connector. Be very careful.
  5. Removing the logic board

    1. Before you can remove the logic board, you have to unscrew two black screws on the dock connector.
      2 x 3.3 mm Phillips screws
    2. Then you have to disconnect the following contacts. Place the pointed tip of the spudger very slightly below the contacts and lift them up.
      Battery
      Display (connect the new display and test all the functions)
      Earpiece
      Home button
    3. Then insert the spudger below the dock connector cable set, which is lightly glued on, and lift it up. A sensor is also lightly glued on.
    4. Now you can remove the logic board with the dock connector connected.

    There's a small plastic pin in the opening of the SIM tray. Make sure it doesn't fall out.

  6. Removing the earpiece

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the earpiece 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Removing the earpiece 02
    1. In order to remove the earpiece and sensor cable, you have to take off the silver cover on the cable set by placing the pointed tip of the laboratory spatula below the cover and carefully lifting it off.
    2. Now you can simply remove the cable set.
  7. Installing the earpiece

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the earpiece 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the earpiece 02
    1. Now put the earpiece/sensor cable back in the appropriate position.
    2. Once it’s fitted correctly, you still have to stick on the silver cover.
  8. Installing the logic board

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the logic board 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the logic board 02
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the logic board 03
    1. Now put the logic board back in the frame. Start with the dock connector connected to the logic board.
    2. Once it’s fitted correctly, you can install the rest of the logic board. Make sure the cables don’t get under the logic board. Use the picture to check whether your logic board is positioned correctly.
    3. Now reconnect all the connectors:
      Battery
      Display
      Earpiece
      Home button
    4. Now fasten the black screws for the dock connector.
      2 x 3.3 mm Phillips screws
  9. Installing the front camera

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Installing the front camera 01
    1. Now put the front camera in the original location.
    2. Then connect the connector to the logic board.
  10. Connecting the frame components

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Connecting the frame components 01
    Galaxy S6 Edge - Connecting the frame components 02
    1. Attach the outer frame to the main component again. Start at the dock connector and firmly press the two frame components together.
    2. Then screw them together.
      13 x 3.3 mm Phillips screws
  11. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy S6 Edge - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. As a last step, you have to attach the back cover again.
    2. The old glue is usually still sticky enough.
    3. Put the back cover back on, heat it slightly and then use a little force to press it onto the smartphone for a while.
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