Whether you need to replace the screen/digitizer, faulty USB module, battery, camera, or even a stuck S-Pen, disassembling the Galaxy Note 5 can be done with simple tools.
For disassembling the Galaxy Note 5, you will need:
– Heat Gun or Hair Dryer
– Gel Suction Cup Car Mount – see review of the ones I have, cheap and works also well for your car.
– #00 Screwdriver – Link
– Guitar picks or any thin plastic tool – Link
– More plastic tools like JerryRigEverything Green Spudger – Link
– Patience and plenty of time
– Steady hands, avoid caffeine the day of disassembly (seriously).
Step 1. Use the heat gun or hair dryer to get the edges of the Note 5 hot. Get it hot enough so it feel hot to touch but not burn your fingers.
Step 2. “After heating”, put the suction cup car mount on the glass back. While pulling the suction cup towards you, push in with a guitar pick on the center right (or left) edge of the glass in the opposite direction.
If you do this right, it will make just enough gap in and your guitar pick will be able to get in-between the glass and the frame. Now, don’t force this issue if you can’t do it the first time. It took me about 5 times of repeating Steps 1 & 2 to get my guitar pick inserted.
But this is the best way to do it as the weak point of the adhesives are in the “center” of the phone, not on top of bottom. Just take your time and repeat Steps 1 & 2 until you can get the guitar pick in-between.
*Note – This step is the HARDEST step in the whole disassembly because you can easily break the glass back if you apply too much force. Just take your time and take as much time as possible while you do this so you won’t have broken glass. Also, glass back is usually easily replaceable (maybe $10 on eBay) so if you break it, don’t worry and keep going.
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