Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Replacing the speaker

The speaker won’t play any music

  • Galaxy S8+
  • 10 Steps
  • Medium
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Galaxy S8 Plus' 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

  • 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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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • Samsung Galaxy S8+ Lautsprecher

    Samsung Galaxy S8+ Lautsprecher

    Wenn dein Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Musik oder Klingeltöne nicht oder nur so leise abspielt, dass sie kaum zu hören sind, brauchst du einen neuen Lautsprecher. Der Austausch des Lautsprechers hilft auch, wenn der Klang deines Smartphones metallisch oder verzerrt wirkt.

    €15.00 at the iDoc store
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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. Switching off your device

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    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Use your finger to confirm that you want to shut down your Galaxy S8 Plus and wait until the screen goes blank.
  2. Removing the back cover

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    1. The back cover’s really glued to the chassis. Heat the device evenly with hot air to soften the glue.
    2. Then carefully try to lift the rear glass using a flat, blunt tool. It’s best if you find a loose spot where you can insert the first pick. Then work your way around the device step by step.

    Use a suction cup to lift the glass if you can’t find anywhere to insert the toolThis step can take a pretty long time. You may have to heat the rear glass or the glue a few more times before you can finally detach itDon’t take off the back cover all the way because you have to disconnect the connector for the fingerprint reader first.

  3. Disconnecting the fingerprint sensor

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    1. After detaching the back cover, carefully lift it and disconnect the fingerprint sensor using the spudger.
    2. Then you can completely remove the back cover and set it aside.
  4. Removing the NFC antenna

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    • 11 × 3,8 mm Phillips Schraube
    1. Remove the screws that attach the upper cover to the display.
    2. The cover is latched onto the case. Slide a flat tool under the latches to disconnect them.
    3. Now remove the antenna.
  5. Disconnecting the battery contact

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    Galaxy S8+ - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
    1. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the battery contact from the motherboard.
  6. Removing the speaker

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    • 4 × 3,8 mm Phillips Schraube
    1. Remove the screws that attach the speaker to the display.
    2. Use a flat object like a pair of tweezers to detach the speaker and then remove it.
  7. Installing the speaker

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    • 4 × 3,8 mm Phillips Schraube
    1. Now put the speaker at the lower end of the enclosure.
    2. Press it gently with your fingers until it clicks into place in the enclosure.
    3. Then reinsert the marked screws.
  8. Connecting the battery

    Galaxy S8+ - Connecting the battery 01
    Galaxy S8+ - Connecting the battery 02
    1. Connect the battery to the motherboard. Press the contact onto the connection on the motherboard until you hear it click into place.
  9. Installing the NFC antenna

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    • 11 × 3,8 mm Phillips Schraube
    1. Put the cover with the antenna back in the enclosure after hooking it onto the top of the enclosure.
    2. Then press the cover with your fingers until it clicks gently into place all over.
    3. Fasten the phillips screws.
  10. Attaching the back cover

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    1. Put the back cover back in its original position.
    2. Connect the fingerprint sensor again.
    3. Press the back cover on all over so the glue will stick.

    You can also heat your device with hot air and then clamp it or weight it down with a couple books so the glue will stick better.

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