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Use this guide to replace the front panel display assembly on your Samsung Galaxy Note II.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Stylus: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Stylus: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the end of the stylus and remove it from its slot in the midframe.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Rear Case: step 2, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Rear Case: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, MicroSD Card: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, MicroSD Card: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, MicroSD Card: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • If you have an SD card inserted, use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

    • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

    • Remove the microSD card.

    • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the midframe.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Midframe: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eleven 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

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    • Insert your plastic opening tool between the midframe and front panel assembly on the side of the phone.

    • Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.

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    • Continue to run the plastic opening tool down the seam.

  10. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully pry around the corner with a plastic opening tool.

  11. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Pry along the top of the phone with a plastic opening tool.

  12. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Push the plastic opening tool down to free the corner of the midframe from the display assembly.

  13. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Free the clips along the power button side of the phone.

    • Lastly, free the two clips along the top and bottom edge of battery compartment.

  14. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the display assembly out of the midframe.

  15. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 15, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 15, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the vibrator/power button assembly cable connector.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Disconnect the display cable connector.

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    • Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

    • Disconnect the headphone jack cable connector.

    • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

  17. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Use the spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the soft button cable connector.

    • Disconnect the USB board cable connector.

  18. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

  19. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Gently remove the motherboard.

    • Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.

  20. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Headphone Jack/Earpiece Speaker Assembly: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the headphone jack assembly to the display assembly.

  21. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Grasp the headphone jack portion of the assembly and lift it out of its groove in the display assembly.

  22. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Gently pull the headphone jack straight up without twisting the cable to remove the earpiece speaker portion from its recess.

    • Twisting or pulling unevenly could damage the cable. Be very careful as you extract the assembly.

  23. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement, Display Assembly: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3mm Phillips #00 screw from the front-facing camera bracket.

  24. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front-facing camera bracket.

  25. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front-facing camera.

  26. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the antenna board to the display assembly.

  27. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 27, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the tip of a spudger under the antenna board to free it from the adhesive holding it to the display assembly.

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    • Gently de-route the antenna cable from its channel in the display assembly.

  29. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 29, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 29, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the antenna cable from the display assembly.

    • When reassembling your device, install the USB board and attach the antenna connector before routing it into the channel. This will ensure the proper placement of the antenna cable connectors.

  30. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 30, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the tip of a spudger under the vibrator to free it from the adhesive holding it to the display assembly.

    • Do not attempt to remove the vibrator entirely as it is still attached to the vibrator/power button assembly.

  31. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 31, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 31, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to detach the power button from the adhesive securing it to the display assembly.

    • Remove the vibrator/power button assembly from the display assembly.

  32. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 from the speaker enclosure.

  33. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the speaker enclosure.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB board.

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    • Push the flat end of a spudger under the USB board to separate it from the display assembly.

    • Insert the spudger at a shallow angle to avoid bending or damaging the USB board.

    • Remove the USB board from the display assembly.

  36. Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 36, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 36, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Note II Display Assembly Replacement: step 36, image 3 of 3
    • Gently deroute the antenna cable from its notch in the display assembly.

    • Remove the antenna cable.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This guide is awful. Not even the US phone model. mine and most on youtube does not have the antennae on both side, only a antena on one of the sides of the phone.

Also this does not cover how to remove most things that you HAVE to remove when you buy the digitizer+lcd from here... not to mention that it stops in the middle...

there is a video on youtube from https://www.youtube.com/user/LE55ONS that shows how to dismantle the note2 in much more detail than this... and he goes all the way and show how to remove every piece needed.

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thx for the video!

note i was repairing looked slightly different. no antenna on the left and powerbutton/vibrator where differnet parts, midframe is hold by 2 additional tabs inside battery compartment. video was a good addition to this guid, and helped alot ;)

Lego -

Thank you for the link to the videos, it helped particularly for the vibrator and power button.

anonymous 4780 -

This is the Sprint model, SPH-L900. It's not his fault that your phone is different.

Roger -

This guide showed me how to take mine apart in ten minutes every step was included in this guide...dont know what phone you have^^^^but this is a great guide

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