How to Replace Screen Digitizer on Galaxy Note 3!

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For those of you who have broken your brand, new Galaxy Note 3 screen, you may want to learn how to replace the screen digitizer assembly yourself as it’s pretty easy to do.

First, check and see if your screen is working or not.  If your screen does not turn on, you can follow the guide here to replace the whole screen digitizer assembly.

Second, if your screen is working still and your touchscreen is working but just your glass is cracked, you may be able to replace just the glass only.  If that’s the case, see my video on How to Separate Glass Only on Galaxy Note 3 first.  If you crack your digitizer while removing the glass, you can always come back to this post and replace the whole screen digitizer assembly.

Third, if your screen works but touchscreen doesn’t, that means you need to also replace the whole screen digitizer assembly.  Don’t bother even trying to replace the glass only as that will be a waste of your time.

Now, if you are ready to replace your screen digitizer, follow along.

You can get Note 3 screen digitizer assembly on eBay or Amazon.  All Note 3 screens should be compatible. (e.g. AT&T Note 3 screen is compatible with Sprint Note 3 screen or SM-N900 screen is compatible with SM-N9005 screen.)

Step 1. You will have to disassemble your Note 3 first.  If you don’t know how to do this, please see How to Disassemble Galaxy Note 3 first then come back to this guide.

Step 2. Once your Note 3 has been disassembled, take a screw drive and push on one of the holes on the top-right of your Galaxy Note 3 as shown below.  This will make your screen digitizer pop out of the front.


Step 3. Once you have a small gap that’s formed, take a thin, plastic knife and slide it towards the bottom.  Do this until the whole screen digitizer comes off.




Step 4. Pull the film on your brand, new screen digitizer assembly.


Make sure you cut the end of the tape that’s attached to the LCD flex cable.  This will allow your LCD connector to move freely so you can easily connect it.  I found out the hard way (as shown in video) that leaving this tape on will cause headaches when you try to connect the LCD connector later.


Step 5. Make sure you have the home button on the new screen digitizer assembly.  Then put it on top of your frame while making sure the LCD connector goes through the hole.






Step 6. Once the screen is back on, the rest is easy as you just have to reassemble the Note 3 backwards.  If you have trouble, watch the latter part of my disassembly/assembly video while you do it.



Step 7. Before you put the screws back on, try putting the battery back on and make sure your screen, touchscreen, wifi, bluetooth, and other sensors are working.

Once done putting the new screen digitizer, your Note 3 will be like the day you got it!


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