How To Tear Down The Samsung Galaxy S6 In 10 Steps

We just got our hands on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. We are all curious to see the insides of this new phone. So is it hard to repair? Anything to watch out for? Here we've taken it apart for you.

 

Tools Needed:

 

 

Step 1: Take Out The SIM Card Tray.

 

▪ Power off the Samsung Galaxy S6.

 

▪ Use an ejector pin or tweezers to take out the SIM Card Tray.

 

 

Step 2: Take Apart The Battery Door.

 

▪ Heat up the Samsung Galaxy S6's Battery Door.

 

▪ Pull the battery cover up with a screen suction cup tool. (The battery door is stuck to the middle plate with some really strong adhesive, take your time to remove it)

 

▪ Separate the battery door with a case opening tool.

 

 

Step 3: Release The Rear Housing.

 

▪ Undo the 13 screws in the rear housing.

 

▪ Heat up the LCD Assembly.

 

▪ Separate the rear housing from the LCD Assembly with the help of a suction cup tool and case opening tool.

 

(Notice: be careful not to damage the wireless charging chip attached to the battery.)

 

 

 

Step 4: Remove The Case Buttons.

 

▪ Remove the power button flex.

 

▪ Remove the volume button flex.

 

▪ Remove the Case Buttons. (Notice: the Galaxy S6 power button and volume buttons are compatible with each other.)

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Release The Wireless Charging Chip

 

▪ Pry up the wireless charging coil's flex ribbons on both sides of rear housing. (Notice: be careful not to damage the flex ribbons.)

 

 

Step 6: Remove The Motherboard.

 

▪ Pry up the LCD assembly connector, front facing camera connector, battery connector, ear speaker connector and home button flex ribbon connector.

 

▪ Turn over the motherboard and pry up the connector.

 

 

Step 7: Remove The Battery.

 

▪ Gently pry up the battery with a spudger tool.

 

 

Step 8: Remove Small Components.

 

▪ Remove the front facing camera.

 

▪ Remove the ear speaker. (Notice: be careful not to break the flex ribbon.)

 

▪ Remove the vibrating motor.

 

▪ Remove the rear facing camera.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 9: Release The Charging Port Assembly.

 

▪ Remove the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi cables.

 

▪ Undo the earphone jack screw. (Notice: the screw is different than the rear housing screws.)

 

▪ Heat up the LCD Assembly to release the front housing.

 

▪ Pry up the navigation light stickers.

 

 

 

 

Step 10: Release The Home Button With Flex.

 

▪ Pry up the connector on the back side of home button.

 

▪ Pry up the home button.

 

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 disassembly is now complete.

 

 

Check the Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown video below:

 

 

 

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  1. BY Sue Mccoy
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    Do you need to use glue when re sealing?

  2. BY Conundrum
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    The S6 has a nice pyrolytic graphite heat spreader so broken OLEDs where the actual glass is smashed internally can still have some value.
    2 seconds and a piece of parcel tape (best use clear) gets it off and you can get maybe 20-30 “layers” this way, ideal for tinkering and general EM mischief.

  3. BY john barraclough
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    good work. hopefully i will never have to do this. but it is good to see that these things can still be repaired.

  4. BY Tim
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    Nice teardown.. Horrible phone though. It’s like they took everything good about a normal Samsung phone, and then said: “Lets copy all the things normal Samsung owners dislike about Iphones”. No SD card, no removable battery, and what the hell is up with all the glue, if the phone is not even watertight ?.
    /rant.

  5. BY Don Timlin
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    Awesome – Ahead of the game this rocks thanks guys!

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