Samsung Galaxy S6 - Replacing the earpiece and sensors

The earpiece isn’t working

  • Galaxy S6
  • 12 Steps
  • Medium
  • 60 min.
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In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6’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

  • Hartplastik-Plektren


    You need a flat but stable tool such as a 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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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

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  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

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    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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Getting started

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12 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. Removing the front camera

    Galaxy S6 - Removing the front camera 01
    Galaxy S6 - 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. Disconnect the following contacts. Place the flat end of the spudger very slightly below the contacts and lift them up.
      Home button
      Two antenna connectors
    2. Now you can lift the logic board at the level of the back camera and fold it to one side.
      The back of the logic board is still connected to the dock connector.
    There's a small plastic pin in the opening of the SIM tray. Make sure it doesn't fall out.
  6. Disconnecting the dock connector cable

    Galaxy S6 - Disconnecting the dock connector cable 01
    1. Once the logic board is folded over, you can use the spudger to disconnect the connection.
  7. Removing the earpiece

    Galaxy S6 - Removing the earpiece 01
    Galaxy S6 - Removing the earpiece 02
    1. The earpiece is in a little recess. Use the metal spatula to lift it out to one side.
    2. The sensor is slightly in the frame. Use the spatula to lift it out.
  8. Installing the earpiece

    Galaxy S6 - Installing the earpiece 01
    1. Now put the earpiece/sensor cable back in the appropriate position.
  9. Installing the logic board

    Galaxy S6 - Installing the logic board 01
    Galaxy S6 - Installing the logic board 02
    Galaxy S6 - Installing the logic board 03
    1. Now connect the dock connector to the logic board again.
    2. Fold it over and put it in the frame.
    3. Make sure the cables don’t get under the logic board. Use the picture to check whether your logic board is positioned correctly.
    4. Now reconnect all the connectors:
      Home button
      Antenna connectors
  10. Installing the front camera

    Galaxy S6 - Installing the front camera 01
    1. Now put the front camera in the original location.
    2. Then connect the connector to the logic board.
  11. 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
  12. 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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