The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (called the Note5) is a phablet-style phone with stylus, manufactured by Samsung, released in August 2015.

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Replace screen and digitizer or just the front glass

Ok so my note 5 went for a swim in the tub since my little one threw it in there and now i have nothing but black spots with some of the display showing up and im able to use the phone icons as well. Should i just replace the LCD screen or front glass or do i need to replace both screen and digitizer?

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Here is an iFixit guide to replace the screen & digitizer:

Samsung Galaxy Note5 Display Assembly Replacement





First, have you inspected the inside to see if the water has left any damages to the device? corrosion can build up over time and cause more issues down the line. Clean out any water from the board in this case.

As for the LCD, if you have the tool and equipment to do it, then go for it. It's too tedious for me, I would rather just replace the LCD and Digitizer.


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I believe having fixed quite few phones that it is almost always easier to replace the whole digitizer and screen instead of just the glass. with the glass there is usually glue and all that and it is normally very difficult with very little room for error. the glass is normally fragile and the digitizer is sensitive to heat. I almost always now replace the whole setup instead of just the glass. It is not worth it to me


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