Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Samsung D900i disassembly

Samsung D900i disassembly

Tools required: Phillips size 0 screwdriver

First remove the battery cover and battery. Remove the two rubber stoppers at the bottom of the phone (circled) and you now have access to six screws in total. Remove these screws.

You can now remove back part of the phone. It should come away from the phone with little force.

You should now have the back part removed, like below.

Now remove the two side buttons and make sure the port covers on the side of the phone are open. A ribbon connector (circled) also needs to be released. It attaches like a plug and socket so simply lift it away from the phone to unplug it (it is shown already unplugged in the photo below).

Lift the green circuit board from to bottom to reveal another ribbon (pointed to in the photo below). Again, this attaches like a plug and socket. Simply pull the connector away from the circuit board to unplug it

Once you've disconnected the ribbon in the stage above you can remove the circuit board and your phone should now look like the picture below.

Now open the slide. Remove the two rubber stoppers at the top of the phone and you'll have access to two more screws. Remove these and the two screws you can access in the battery compartment (all circled).

You can now remove the front cover. It will still be attached by a ribbon, so be careful.

Flip the front cover over so you can access the next ribbon.

To detach this ribbon, first remove the green tape, then flip back the brown hinge, which is indicated below. The ribbon then simply slides out. Take note of how this ribbon is attached as it will help you when you put the phone back together.

The image below shows the ribbon now detached.

Your phone should now be in two parts, as shown below.

The next ribbon, indicated by the arrow, is covered by some green tape. Remove this. This ribbon attaches like the previous one, so flip the hinge and slide the ribbon out.

The image below shows the ribbon once it has been detached.

Lift the LCD away from the front cover, starting at the bottom. The LCD is held in place quite firmly with double sided tape so you need to peel it away slowly but with force.

You should now have removed the old LCD screen. Replace with new and reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

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