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Samsung F490 disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Six screws need to be removed, circled below. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 1 Run something like a credit card around the join of the battery compartment to release it from the rest of the phone. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 2 With the battery compartment removed your phone should look like below. The volume and camera buttons will also come away. Four ribbon connectors (circled) need to be disconnected. Those circled in red have a plug and socket type connection. Just lever each one up to unplug. The ribbon circled in blue has a zif connector. Lift the black latch up and the ribbon will be loose and can slide out of its socket. The two arrows indicate the micro switches for the volume and camera buttons. These are held to the housing with double sided tape. Carefully peel them away from the side of the phone. They will still be attached to the circuit board at the other end so be careful not to damage this connection. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 3 Below you can see a close up of the cables which were disconnected in the previous stage. Next remove the two circled screws. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 4 Now lift the circuit board from right to left, as shown below. It'll still be attached by a ribbon. This ribbon has a plug and socket type connector and can be levered away from the circuit board. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 5 Your phone should now look like below. Remove the three circled screws. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 6 Now lift the antenna from left the right. The wire from the antenna will still be connected. This has a plug and socket type connector and can be levered away from the antenna. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 7 With the antenna removed your phone should now like look below. Now pry the front cover away from the rest of the phone. It should come away without much force. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 8 With the front cover removed your phone should look like below. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 9 Slide something like a credit card under the LCD screen to release it. There is a ribbon stuck to the reverse of the screen so be careful not to damage this. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 10 With the LCD screen removed your phone should now look like below. Samsung F490 disassembly stage 11 Turn the screen over and you'll see another ribbon. Again the connector has a plug and socket type connector. Lever this up to unplug then peel the ribbon away from the back of the screen. It's held in place with double sided tape. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! Samsung F490 disassembly stage 12
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Samsung F490, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Samsung F490 disassembly.

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