Alright today we’re going to take apart
the GalaxyS4 Mini, which is the cute little brother or sister to the Galaxy S4 made by
Samsung. First we’re going to take off the back which reveals the SD card and the SIM
card. So we’re going to take both those out. And then here’s a diagram of the screws.
There are 10 of them. Philips head. So just make sure to take off all of those around
the outside. And then this bottom section right here is the loud speaker where your
ringer and your music come from. You can see that the speaker right here is on the left
side and there are just two little pins that touch when it’s down connected to the motherboard.
And that’s where it gets its feedback from. So you take off the outer ring…the outer
plastic of the phone. I’ve found that it’s easier to put my finger in where the battery
goes and kind of pull it away from the back of the screen and that gives just enough of
a gap to put my pry tool in there and kind of swing it around the outside edge and un-pry
it from the phone. Here is the ribbon cable connector for the charging port which allows
the bottom section of the motherboard to lift up. Here is the front camera and then the
ear piece and proximity sensors, and then the headphone jack. All of these are like
little Legos that just snap on and off. And be very careful as you lift the motherboard
up because there is one more ribbon cable underneath for the screen, the LCD and digitizer.
So I’m going to unsnap that just like Lego and that releases the screen from the motherboard.
Here you can see the motherboard. So the screen you’re going to replace has a unit. The
part that I just took off is the screen. So if you’ve cracked it, then that’s the
part you have to replace. Here is the charging port. I’m going to take my little tweezers
and slide them underneath. There’s kind of like this sticky glue stuff holding it
on. It’s pretty tacky so you can always just reuse it if you’re planning on keeping
the same charging port. And the microphone is also on this same piece. So when you replace
one, you’re replacing both parts. Usually these are only like 10 bucks. I’ll put them
in the video description below as soon as they become available. I get all my parts
from Amazon usually. Then as you’re putting it in, make sure it lines up with the grooves
and the little pin here at the bottom. It’s pretty exact placement. To remove the headphone
jack it’s pretty simple; just pop your tweezers in and the whole thing pops in and out. Pretty
straight forward. I’m pretty glad with how Samsung makes their phones. Everything is
pretty fixable. Then there’s a little metal bracket holding onto the speaker, proximity
sensors and front camera. So I’m just going to put my razor into there and pop that off
which releases the speaker and the proximity sensors. So if you’re phone doesn’t turn
off when you put it next to your face during a phone call, this is the part you have to
replace. As well as if you can’t hear the person obviously, you need to replace your
earpiece. And then here’s the front facing camera. Another super simple easy piece to
replace. And then to put the metal bracket back into place…I’ll give you a better
angle on it here in a second…but just grab the little guy and then there are two little
grooves up at the top that kind of hold the bracket into place, and a pin at the bottom.
You can see the two little grooves right here as I get that back into place. And then the
rear camera is held together by a ribbon cable with a latch. So I just lifted up the latch,
took out the camera, put the camera back in. Super simple to replace as well. If your camera
has specks or purple splotches, this is how to fix it. And so the screen as a whole is
what I’m connecting to the motherboard again. So remember if you cracked your screen, you
got to replace that whole chunk. Pulling off the charging port, the cameras, and then putting
them on your replacement screen, and then putting it all back together again. I’m
lining up the ribbon cable with the connection port on the motherboard and snapping it into
place like a Lego. And then folding it back over onto the phone making sure that all my
little ribbon cables from the ear piece and proximity sensors are on the right side of
the motherboard and not pinched underneath. Setting that down. You have to make sure it
lines up at the top so it’s flat down with your phone. You shouldn’t feel it bow underneath
your fingers when you press down on it. Anyway, latch down all of my ribbon cable connectors
from the top. Remember, there is the headphone jack, the speaker, and the camera. And here’s
the charging port connector down here at the bottom; latching that down into place as well.
And then the back goes on the phone. I’m a big fan of how Samsung has done these backs
recently. It’s the same with the S4, the Note 3 and the Mega; some of their newer phones.
Once the phone’s been open you really can’t tell. It snaps back pretty flush with the
front screen again as you can see. And then I’m popping in the back speaker as well.
Just kind of leveraging that into place with my pry tool. And there’s the screw diagram
again. Popping the battery back into place and if you have any questions make sure to
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