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Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 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. Then remove the six screws you can see, circled below. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 1 Next, slide something thin and flat like the edge of a credit card into the battery compartment, as shown below. This will release the battery compartment. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 2 Starting near the bottom of the phone, lift the battery compartment free. Make sure the top end comes away last. When you put the phone back together make sure the top end of the battery compartment is aligned first. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 3 With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below.  Two ribbon connectors, circled below, need to be disconnected. Each attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever them up to unplug. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 4 Now lift the circuit board from left to right, as shown below. You'll see two more ribbon cables that need to be disconnected. Again, they have a plug and socket type connector. Just lever each away from the circuit board to unplug. Note the switch for the volume keys, indicated by the arrow. This is permanently connected to the circuit board but stuck to the side of the housing with double sided tape. Carefully peel this away from the side of the housing, leaving the switch connected to the circuit board. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 5 With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. Note the volume switch, indicated by the arrow, still attached to the circuit board. If you wish the remove the camera, disconnected the ribbon cable circled in red. The microphone is circled below in white. Carefully lever this out of the recess it sits in. Be careful not to damage the cable. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 6 The next stage is to apply some heat to the sides of the grey, metal plate with a hot air gun or hair dryer. Do this for about 60 seconds then slide your plastic tool behind the metal plate in order to release it.  Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 7 With the metal plate removed, your phone should look like below. Another ribbon cable needs to be disconnected now. This ribbon connects in a different way to the last few and attaches with a a zif connector. The brown part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully flip it over, towards you and away from the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Now apply some more heat around the edge of the back of the LCD screen and carefully run your plastic tool around its edge, starting at the point indicated by the arrow in the photo below. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 8 You should now have the LCD screen removed. Disassembly is complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly stage 9
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Samsung Galaxy Apollo i5800 disassembly.

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