Samsung Galaxy S6 - Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • Galaxy S6
  • 10 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6’s defective display unit on your own. You need this repair if the glass is cracked, the touchscreen no longer responds to touch, or the LCD remains black or flickers.

Required tools

  • Flache Plektren

    Flache Plektren

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

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  • 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.

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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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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    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.

10 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

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

    Galaxy S6 - Removing the midframe 01
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the midframe 02
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the midframe 03
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the midframe 04
    1. Remove the 13 Phillips screws that hold the plastic cover in place.
      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. Disconnecting the display cable

    Galaxy S6 - Disconnecting the display cable 01
    1. Insert the flat end 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.
  5. Removing the display

    Galaxy S6 - Removing the display 01
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the display 02
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the display 03
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the display 04
    1. The Samsung Galaxy S6’s display 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 display to detach the adhesive.
    2. Insert the pick just 2 millimeters at the level of the Home button and the navigation buttons. The navigation buttons are glued to the back of the display and could break off if you push the pick in too far.
    3. Now carefully lift the display at the level of the camera. Flip it up at the Home button. Before you take it off all the way, check whether the navigation buttons are disconnected from the display.
  6. Preparing the new display

    Galaxy S6 - Preparing the new display 01
    1. Remove the transparent film in the middle using the green flap.
    2. Now pull off the upper and lower transparent covers. There’s glue under each of them.
  7. Attaching the display

    Galaxy S6 - Attaching the display 01
    1. Press the display firmly onto the metal frame. Make sure the navigation buttons and Home button are positioned correctly.
  8. Connecting the display

    Galaxy S6 - Connecting the display 01
    1. Now connect the display cable again.
  9. Connecting the frame components

    Galaxy S6 - Connecting the frame components 01
    Galaxy S6 - 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
  10. Attaching the back cover

    Galaxy S6 - 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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