The front-facing camera isn’t working or your pictures are blurry.

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6’s defective front camera on your own. You need this repair if the front camera isn’t working, the aperture doesn’t open, or your pictures are blurry.

Required tools

  • 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.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pick Set

    Pick Set

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

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €6.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €3.00 at the iDoc store
  • iDoc Toolkit, 21 pieces

    iDoc Toolkit, 21 pieces

    Do you need to repair your smartphone? This kit includes all the tools you need for professional-quality repairs, from the ESD spudger and suction cup, to screwdrivers and tweezers, as well as the iDoc magnetic pad that holds your screws and small parts in place while you work. Not sure what goes where? Don’t worry – our detailed repair guides tell you what tool to use for each step.

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
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Getting started with the repair of your Galaxy S6

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7 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. 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.
  3. 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.
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  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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