Galaxy S7 Screen Replacement Guide
If you have been putting off replacing the cracked screen on your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, now is the time to finally get it replaced. Minor damage such as a cracked screen can be remedied with our Samsung GALAXY S7 Glass Lens Screen Replacement + Tool Kit. If you see dead pixels, lines or color distortion, or your LCD is broken or malfunctioning, our Samsung GALAXY S7 LCD Digitizer Screen Replacement Kit + Tools will help you get your phone up and running again. Follow our Galaxy S7 screen replacement guide to get it done yourself.
Tools You Will Need
- Heat gun
- Nylon spudger
- Phillips 00 screwdriver
- Suction cup
- Triangle opening pick
- Metal prying tool or precision knife
Power down phone and remove the SIM card and SD card tray.
Remove the back panel by gently applying low heat with a heat gun to help soften the adhesive. Use a suction cup to help lift the back cover away as you slide your metal prying tool in between the glass layer and the phone layer. Slide a triangle opening pick in the gap to prevent the adhesive from reattaching and carefully work your way around the glass edges to separate the glass from the frame. This may take several attempts as there tends to be a lot of adhesive.
Once the cover is off, loosen the 12 Phillip screws that are holding the antenna module, the NFC module and the speaker module in place. Once the screws are loose, lift each of the modules out of the phone with the help of tweezers. Be sure to disconnect the battery connector.
Next, remove the motherboard by disconnecting all the cables holding it down including the signal cables. Slowly lift the motherboard from the top, being careful to disconnect the cable located on the underside of the motherboard.
Remove the battery using a spudger.
To remove the glass screen, you will have to use the heated gun once again to soften the adhesive. Gently heat the topside of the glass. Wedge a flat metal prying tool under the glass to help create a gap.
Insert an opening pick in the gap to prevent the adhesive from reattaching and carefully work your way all around the edge of the glass with the prying tool to separate the glass from the frame. This may take some time.
Once the glass is completely removed, inspect the frame to make sure no glass or adhesive is left behind.
Some replacement screens come with adhesive built into the panel, while others require the application of 3M high-quality adhesive to the inside of the frame. Install the new LCD screen. Press it to the frame to make sure it securely adheres. Remove the protective plastic and then slip the screen connector through the frame, making sure the connector is not bent inside the frame. Use the earpiece to help lineup the slot on the top of the screen.
You are now ready to transfer your components onto the new screen. Work your way backwards to put each piece back.