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BEST Galaxy S5 Glass Only Screen Repair Video COMPLETE

BEST Galaxy S5 Glass Only Screen Repair Video COMPLETE


All right, today I’m going to show you how
to replace just the glass on a Samsung Galaxy S5. This is one of the newer phones that just
came out, and everything on this phone is working perfectly except that the glass is
cracked. Now you have a couple options. One is just to buy the glass which is super cheap
but it is very difficult to replace. The second option is to buy the glass and the LCD combination.
It’s more expensive but it is much, much easier to replace. I will link both of those parts
in the video description below and you can choose what you want to do. I am using some
playing cards a screwdriver, and some tweezers to finish this repair. I’m going to pop off
the back cover of the phone, and then underneath this little plastic piece right here there’s
a little ribbon cable that we’re going to disconnect. This ribbon cable goes to the
home button on the Galaxy S5. I’m going to pull out the battery, pull out the sim card,
and I’m going to use a hot plate in order to heat my phone up to the right temperature
in order to separate the screen from the rest of the body. I like to heat it up to about
97 degrees Celsius which is about 206 degrees Fahrenheit. There are a couple different ways
that you can heat up the phone. One is with a heat gun, so go ahead and click that top
video if you want to watch how to remove the screen with a heat gun, or you can watch the
three common mistakes that people make when removing just the glass. I would recommend
watching both of those videos if you’re serious about this repair. I’m going to use a knife
to get started up in the top corner and then slip my playing card inside, and this is just
going help separate the adhesive from the phone body itself. I’m not going to go too
deep into the phone just yet, because there are two important ribbon cables that are inside
of there, and if you go too far you’re going to rip them. So make sure to watch farther
ahead in the video as well to see where those ribbon cables are and make sure you avoid
them because if you do rip them, you’ll have no option but to buy the more expensive part.
I’m leaving the cards in there as I slide them in so the phone doesn’t re-adhere to
itself. Now that it’s cooled down a little bit I’m going to go ahead and put it back
on the heater, the hot plate that I have, and once it’s heated up for a minute or two
I’m going to get back at it again. Once I have all the sides separated I’m going to
use my red pry tool and slide it into the phone to separate the adhesive that’s holding
the LCD down to the back of the phone as well. The LCD to this phone is actually surprisingly
resilient. It doesn’t break very easily. I would be very careful though as you’re sticking
the pry tool down to not damage any of those ribbon cables. This one right here is one
I’m disconnecting for the LCD. And that’s where it connects to the main board. And then
you can see as I’m pulling up the screen from the phone the little ribbon cable that goes
to the home button is also pulling through that back hole. I’m going to heat up the screen
again so I can pull up this last little bit. The only thing that’s holding the screen onto
the phone right now is the cables that are in charge of the back button and the menu
button, so I’m going to scrape those off the front glass with my knife, and then kind of
press them down into the phone so that they don’t rip and they don’t get in the way for
later. Now for the menu button. And then I can just twist the phone off of the adhesive
and pull it off of the main body. This right here is the LCD and glass combination. If
this is the part that you’re going to buy you can just go ahead and reattach that right
now and clip it back into place. But if you’re going to attempt to do just the glass repair
then I’ll show you how to do that right now. As you can see from the heat and the prying
we almost separated the LCD from the glass, you can see the glue kind of separated away.
I’m going to go ahead and test the phone right now to make sure everything is still working,
looks like it all turns on and functions. Everything’s working great so I’m going to
use my hot plate again, set the screen down on top of it, and let it warm up for a couple
minutes. Remember that you can use a heat gun and a temperature sensor. I’ll link these
in the video description below. And those will accomplish the same thing that the hot
plate does. Now that the screen is heated up to the right temperature I’m going to use
my playing cards again to separate the glass from the LCD. And you can see as I go in the
glue just kind of separates, you’ll see it kind of streak down the edges of the LCD as
you kind of pull it away. Also keep in mind that there are a million things that can go
wrong as you’re doing this. So you do this at your own risk, and remember that you might
need to buy the more expensive part anyway if something goes wrong and your LCD stops
working. I’m going to put this screen up every time I reheat the phone. Just to remind you
what temperature it needs to be at. You can see that the glass shards on this phone will
come away individually. They’re not laminated like they were on the Galaxy S4. I kind of
liked that about the S4. Because the screen is so thin, the window of opportunity that
you have to pull off the glass is relatively small because the screen cools down so quickly.
And when the screen cools down the glue is not as liquid between the glass and the LCD
and is much harder to separate. If your phone has less cracks in it it will be easier to
pull the glass away. This phone was pretty obliterated so it makes it more difficult.
Anyway, still continuing on with the removal of the glass, if you’re getting bored of this
whole process and watching me do it you can go ahead and skip to around minute 8 or 9
and that’s when I start to re-adhere the new glass to the LCD using the UV light and the
UV glue. So that’s pretty interesting. Anyway, each time your phone cools down, you need
to make sure to heat it up to the right temperature again, and a couple things to be aware of.
If you overheat your phone you’re going to discolor the LCD. Also when you’re pulling
away the glass shards from the body of the phone, if you pull up one edge of the shard
while the other shard is still adhered to the LCD, it’s going to put a lot of pressure
on the LCD and could possibly crack it. So you have to be super careful with that. Now
if you feel like you’ve learned anything or if you’ve just enjoyed watching this video
I would appreciate it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel. I do put up videos pretty
much every week. Usually related to cell phone repair or automotive repair, you know fixing
something here and there. JerryRigEverything, you can also follow me on Instagram @ZacksJerryRig.
It would be fun to see you around. Also, while you’re doing your own repair if you think
of any more hints or things that I left out of this video make sure to leave them down
in the comments below for other people. It’s always good to have a group conglomeration
of ideas when attempting a project this hard. Anyway, continuing onward with the cards,
I’m just going to go around the edge of the LCD super slow, you know slow and steady,
make sure you don’t break anything. I would say that this whole entire project took me
about two hours, two and a half hours. If you’re just planning on doing the LCD and
glass swap, which is the more expensive part, I would say the process would take about twenty
five or thirty minutes. Removing the glass is a little more complicated and you want
to take your time, just so you don’t have to spend the extra money on the whole part
itself. Anyway we’re getting closer here, all the big shards are pretty much taken away,
I’m going to head it up one more time. You have about a thirty second window just because
the glass is so small and so thin, it doesn’t retain heat very well so it cools down very
quickly. And that makes it harder when you’re trying to keep the glue liquid so you can
separate the glass from the rest of the phone. Anyway, now that there’s just little shards
left I’ve found that it was easier to go on a kind of sawing motion with my card. I would
just run the edge of the card down along the pieces of glass and it would almost twist
them out instead of lift them up if that makes sense. You can kind of see me do it here in
the video. For those of you in the future who are going to attempt this without a temperature
sensor to tell you what temperature the phone is at, you’re going to want to heat it up
to the point that it’s too hot to touch comfortably. You won’t be able to rest your finger on it
for more than maybe a second at a time. And then you’ll know that the glue between the
glass and the LCD is ready to be separated. Anyway, as you can see the whole slicing motion
with the card works pretty well to get the little shards off, I’m just going to town
on those right now. I’m brushing away the little bits as well the to keep the screen
as clean as possible. This last little bit went pretty quick. I have this whole process
sped up right now to about 400% so it’s 4 times faster than how I normally did it. All
right, now I’m going to make sure I didn’t break anything on the screen, pop the battery
in, plug it in, and it looks like everything’s still working, so I’m still good to go with
just the glass repair. Now if something wasn’t working at this point, you’re going to have
to buy the more expensive part and roll with that. Now right here in order to get the rest
of the glue off I’ve found that the easiest way is to just kind of roll it off with my
fingers. You can see that I’m just pressing up against it and just rubbing the glue off
in little rolls as I go down and this gets the big chunks of glue off that won’t come
off with the denatured alcohol that I use once the main chunks are gone. You can see
me have a little rag right here and I’m just using the denatured alcohol to get rid of
the rest of the residue off of the LCD. Pretty straightforward. Now I’m going to put the
home button back up just so I can use it to line up the glass as I position it on top
of the LCD again. It makes it a little bit easier. This is the UV glue. Some people call
it LOCA. It’s the optical grade ultraviolet adhesive. I’ve linked it in the video description
below, so you can check that out and get it there. With the UV glue, it’s a little bit
easier with the Galaxy S5 than it is the S4, because the runoff glue just ends up on the
paper towel below you. You want to put the glue on just like this so that when you place
the glass on it, it will run towards the edges. And you’ll see why in just a second. Here’s
the glass. Once again, you can find these in the video description below. I’ll link
all the parts you need down there. And I’m going to go super slow with this. The slower
you go the less bubbles you’ll have under your screen. I lined it up with the home button
and I”m just starting very gently with the bottom edge of the screen and slowly lowering
it down on the glue. You can see how the glue acts once the glass touches it. I put my pair
of tweezers under the glass and I’m still just going to lower it down. If you do it
any quicker than this, bubbles can form in the glass and it’s super difficult to get
them out. You have to kind of push them toward the edge of the screen. It gets a little bit
annoying. So just go slow and steady, just like the rest of this repair. Now that the
glass is fully dropped on the screen, I can take my finger and press right there in the
center of it, and that’ll make the glue run toward the edges. Kind of sweet how this works.
Just press where you want and the glue goes out. The nice part about this is that as I’m
pressing it down the glue is going to kind of suction the glass to the LCD. And this
is super important because when I’m going to line up the LCD with the glass I can just
lift the whole contraption up off of the paper towel, flip it over, and make sure that the
edges of the phone, as you can see the black line around the edge of the copper there,
is equal on both ends. That’s how you know the LCD is correctly positioned in the glass
window. So you won’t have any lapse or gaps in the LCD when you’re putting it back together.
I’m going to flip it over one more time and make sure that it’s completely lined up as
well with the bottom. And you can see that the glue seeped out the edges, this is totally
normal. And I’ll show you what to do with that in a second. K, so here’s the UV light.
Once again, I’ll put this in the video description below if you need to buy it, and you would
use this for any type of repair in the future. UV glue is a great way to replace the glass
on your screen. It’s not even very expensive. Anyway, so I’m going to go ahead and just
brush over the top really quick, and this will kind of get it tacky underneath, the
whole process only takes about a minute or two for the glue to completely cure. I’m just
going to rest the light on top of the phone and let it sit there for a little bit. Now
that that’s done, I’m going to take a little rag and wipe away the excess glue along the
edge of the phone, making sure to get both sides down around the button. And then I’m
going to over it with the UV light one more time, just to cure any glue that might have
seeped out from around the edges. And this will make it so you don’t have any excess
glue inside of your phone, which is nice. Now I’m going to test it and make sure everything
works. Going to clip that screen back in, put the battery in, and it looks like we’re
good to go. Everything is 100% functional, so the only thing we have to worry about now
is making sure that the glass, well the whole screen unit itself can be adhered back to
the phone body. I”m going to clean down underneath the home button as well. All right, so this
is the double-sided sticky tape, I will link this in the video description below as well,
and I’m going to just go to town on the inside of the phone and put the sticky tape everywhere.
I would make sure to focus on the edges of the phone as well as the top, making sure
not to cover anything important like the cameras or the home button. And right now I’m going
to take the back button and the menu buttons, the stuff that you peeled off the front glass
earlier, I’m just going to lay them in the little grooves that are already made for them.
That way when I put on the front glass I don’t have to worry about it. I’m going to take
off the paper from the double sided sticky tape and prep the screen to be positioned
back into place. Remember the little ribbon cable that goes through this back slot, just
kind of feed that through to start off with. Plug the screen in, make sure that it’s working.
Everything’s functioning well, so I can just take the screen and press it back into place,
making sure that it’s completely stuck down along the tops, the edges, and the bottom.
I’m going to clip the ribbon cable down onto the main board underneath that little plastic
bracket thing, and snap the back cover in place. And there you go. Whether you did just
the glass repair or you did the more expensive part, which is the LCD and the glass, either
way it is a very impressive repair. Thank you very much for watching my videos. If you
have any questions make sure to leave them in the comments below, and don’t forget to
hit me up on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “BEST Galaxy S5 Glass Only Screen Repair Video COMPLETE”

  1. Im still using this phone, flashed a custom ROM that runs Android 7.1 and is much faster and better, and a 3800mah battery

  2. Thanks JerryRig,
    Liked and subscribed.
    I have ordered glass only from ebay, planning on doing swap.
    If I have any issues do you mind if I ask questions ?
    Thanks again, I will let you know how i go.

  3. Any tips on charging issues, phone works fine when plugged in – when unplugged turns itself off and on and not able to use.
    Have bought new battery, waiting on delivery. Anything else I can try ?

  4. These parts cost more than the glass+lcd. To be fair, it was an interesting video, but for the average person is not worth it. It was just a good video idea.

  5. Can you link your hot plate? That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen for this kind of work!! And thanks for the video!! My retired Galaxy S5's will live on!

  6. Man u saved my ass a ton of headache and grief. Gonna keep u as a Favorite fa sho….😆😆😆😆. Have a nice day bruh.👊

  7. After you replace the front screen is the phone still able to go underwater as the stock version of the galaxy s5?

  8. When my mobile is in on but when i touch home button or awake to sleep think sleep my display showing different colours not proper display again and again then its on proper why dear?? S5 samsung

  9. amazing. i watched several videos on youtube before trying this on my s7. It did not work and I then replaced the digitizer too. I only found your videos yesterday and your method would have worked. You are thorough in repeatedly reminding viewers to keep reheating the phone but not overheating. I am curious if you have seen the new 'freezing' method…while it seems to take special equipment..the screen appears to popoff. Thank you for taking the time to produce these videos and your genius involving the 2 bikes to make a outdoor wheelchair. All your online efforts are amazingly detailed, accurate and well scripted.

  10. I took the screen and mid body off the wifes old phone and no less than a week later dropped it and damaged the corner and shattered the glass!

  11. I have a question: those tapes you put in the middle of the screen, would they cause difficulty taking off screen in the future?

  12. I'm not sure why this is in my recommended videos and why I'm watching this, but I'm enjoying every minute of it…

  13. I Dont Know Why But In Watching This In 2019 and it Looks Like Its A New 2019 Video except for the video quality

  14. thats too much bad idea to remove glass…bcz i try this at my home and its too much herd…and i brack it 3times by my hand or other things…

  15. I dont know how you didnt brake it cuz the right way to do so it to use the hot plate u used at the beginning and use thin wire

  16. Neat video !
    I baught my S5 2014 for near $900 in Australia and its still going strong.
    Its lasted this long because it sits in a Love mei armored case…
    And has been never droped in that time….ha , on its 3 rd battery !

  17. Could u do a video on a lg stylo 3? And my phone screen is really bad and it has a lot of cracks in it

  18. Ha lol I have one these smashed in my draw I smashed it by accident and Samsung quoted me £150 to replace the screen so I never replaced it and its collecting dust in my draw 😂😁

  19. For glue the screen to the phone itself, use B7000 glue, it’s sticks way better than double face tape and it’s easoer to apply

  20. Or just pay to get it payed by professionals 😂 but good video for some reason was on my reccomendes😂

  21. Been searching for a full cracked screen repair.. and i end up with you… I didn't check that it was your channel, i just click the link cause . And i recognize your voice and the reflection of your head on the screen..

  22. Yup, i used heat on screen to soften glue to squeeze together, lost all color on screen. Have to buy another screen.

  23. They are making damn sure that you can't fix them so easily, 1000 screws (as if the damn thing is going to fly away) adhesive that could stick a person to the ceiling, in order to fix the flipping phone you will need to be equipped it's sometimes cheaper to buy a new one and this is the whole idea behind making it as awkward as possible.
    I have a new digitizer, and everything else but I don't have a heat gun or anything that could unstick the flaming two parts, I have to try with a hair dryer but I know I am going be sitting there forever.
    Anyway good video, thanks for sharing.

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