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Samsung Nexus S i9020 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 and sim. Then remove the six screws you can see, circled below. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 1 Next, run something thin and flat around the join of the battery compartment, as shown below. This will release the battery compartment. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 2 With the battery compartment removed, your phone should look like below. Two ribbon connectors, circled below in red, need to be disconnected. Each attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up to unplug. The ringer, camera and earpiece are indicated by the three arrows. Carefully lever these up as they are held in place with sticky tape. The ringer needs a little force. Then remove the three screws circled in white. You'll now be able to lift the circuit board away from the rest of the phone. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 3 With the circuit board removed, your phone should look like below. If you wish to remove the sim card reader, a ribbon connector, circled below, needs to be disconnected. Again, this attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug then lift the sim reader away from the circuit board. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 4 In the picture below, the sim card reader has been removed. If you want to remove the earpiece/speaker box, disconnect the circled connector. Again, this attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug then lift the earpiece/speaker box away from the circuit board. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 5 In the picture below, you can see that the earpiece/speaker box has been removed. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 6 Circled below is the ribbon connector for the camera. If you want to remove the camera, follow the next few stages.  Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 7 This ribbon connects in a different way to the last few and is called a zif connector. The brown part is a latch that opens and closes on a hinge. Carefully lift it up, away from the ribbon, and the ribbon will be free. Refer to the next stage to see the latch in the open position. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 8 Below you can see the connector in the open position and the ribbon is now free. Pull the camera away from the circuit board to remove it. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 9 In the image below you can see that the camera has been removed. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 10 To remove the screen, continue to follow the guide from this stage. Start by removing the small circuit board. This part can be listed away with little force. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 11 The small circuit board has now been removed. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 12 Next, heat all the way around the edge of the phone with a hot air gun or hair dryer. Do this for about 60 seconds. Next, pull the clips holding the front of the phone in place, in the direction shown by the arrows. This will release the grey metal plate. Then slide your plastic tool under the grey metal part until it is free. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 13 With the metal plate removed, your phone should look like below. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 14 To remove the screen, heat it around the edge with a hair dryer or hot air gun. Do this for 30-60 seconds. Then push the bezel which surrounds the screen in the direction shown by the arrows and you'll be able to remove the screen. Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 15 You should now have the screen removed, as shown below. Disassembly is now complete. 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 Nexus S i9020 disassembly stage 16
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken Samsung Nexus S i9020, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with Samsung Nexus S i9020 disassembly.

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