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  http://www.repairsuniverse.com - RepairsUniverse shows you how to fix your Galaxy S4 with this Official Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 Teardown Repair Guide. The instructions we have provided will show you step by step how to teardown and disassemble your Samsung smartphone to replace or repair a damaged display assembly or internal component. Visit RepairsUniverse.com to learn about the different repair options we offer, all which will help get your Samsung device working like new again quickly, and affordably! With our DIY Galaxy S4 repair kits and comprehensive teardown guides we can help walk you through the complete repair process. If you do not feel comfortable doing the repair yourself- don’t worry. Contact one of our expert repair technicians at 866-925-2350 and they will fix your device for you. Find OEM-compliant Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 replacement screens and parts at RepairsUniverse.com: http://www.repairsuniverse.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-replacement-parts-screens.html Find high quality Samsung repair tools and complete DIY tool kits at RepairsUniverse.com: http://www.repairsuniverse.com/samsung-repair-tools.html Connect with RepairsUniverse: Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/repairsuniverse Like Us: ‪https://www.facebook.com/repairsuniverse Follow Us: ‪https://twitter.com/repairsuniverse Pin Us: ‪https://pinterest.com/repairsuniverse
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  • 1. • • • • • 5-0016 Small Phillips Screwdriver 5-0019 Plastic Opening Tools 5-0022 Nylon Spudger 5-0458 Anti Static Wrist Strap 5-1370 Fine Tip Curved Tweezers Heat Gun/Blow Dryer Recommended Tools http://www.repairsuniverse.com - RepairsUniverse assists you in repairing your Galaxy S4 with this Official Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 Teardown Repair Guide. The instructions we have provided will show you step by step how to teardown and disassemble your Samsung smartphone to replace or repair a damaged display assembly or internal component. Visit RepairsUniverse.com to learn about the numerous repair options we offer, all which will help get your Samsung device working like new again quickly, and affordably! You can find a full archive of RepairsUniverse teardown guides and repair videos, for numerous makes and models of smartphones and tablets, by visiting www.repairsuniverse.com. Page 1 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Samsung Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) TEARDOWN GUIDE •
  • 2. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide Battery • Near the headphone jack, on the side of the Galaxy S4 SPH-L720, insert a plastic opening tool in the notch that you will notice in the back cover.Work your way around the entire Samsung smartphone gently freeing the clips that secure the back cover in place. Page 2 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 3. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Next, use the plastic opening tool to pry up and remove the battery from the Galaxy S4. Page 3 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 4. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide Loudspeaker • The SIM card and the microSD card should now be easily accessible, remove both of them from the Galaxy S4. • Now, locate and remove the nine Phillips screws (#00) that secure the plastic rear housing and loudspeaker to the S4 display assembly and front housing. Page 4 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 5. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Clips secure the loudspeaker into the Samsung smartphone, use the fine tip curved tweezers to pry the loud speaker up and out of the Galaxy S4. Page 5 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 6. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • The rear housing can be removed utilizing the plastic opening tool. Begin separation toward the bottom of the S4 and carefully work your way around the entire smartphone releasing the clips that hold the rear housing in place. Page 6 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 7. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Locate and remove the Phillips screw (#00) that secures the motherboard into the Samsung smartphone (marked with an orange circle) • Locate and disconnect the coaxial cable from its socket. (marked with white circle) The dock connector assembly has a metal bracket securing it to plastic posts on each side of the dock port. Utilize the fine tip curved tweezers to pry up on the bracket and release it from the plastic posts. (marked with black circles) • Next, locate the six wafer connections and use the fine tip curved tweezers to release them from their sockets. (marked with white rectangles) Page 7 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 8. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • With the single Phillips screw removed and all connections released from the motherboard, you should now be able to carefully remove the motherboard from the Galaxy S4. Page 8 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Motherboard
  • 9. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Use your nylon spudger to pry up and remove the rear-facing camera from the S4. Page 9 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Rear-Facing Camera
  • 10. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • The dock connector assembly is now secured to the S4 by a small amount of adhesive. Use the flat side of the nylon spudger to pry up and remove the dock connector assembly from the Galaxy S4. Page 10 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Dock Connector Assembly
  • 11. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the components located toward the top of the Galaxy S4. (marked with orange circles) Page 11 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Headphone Jack Assembly
  • 12. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Next, use the fine tip curved tweezers to lift the headphone jack assembly from the Samsung smartphone. Page 12 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 13. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • Utilize the fine tip curved tweezers to remove the metal clip securing both the earpiece speaker assembly and front-facing camera. Page 13 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Front-Facing Camera
  • 14. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • You can now use the fine tip curved tweezers to pry up and remove the front-facing camera from the S4. Page 14 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 15. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • The earpiece speaker assembly is secured in place with a small amount of adhesive. Utilize the fine tip curved tweezers to gently pry up and remove the earpiece speaker assembly from the Galaxy S4. Page 15 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Earpiece Speaker Assembly
  • 16. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide Display Assembly (LCD & Touch Screen) • The S4 SPH-L720 Display Assembly (LCD & Touch Screen) is fused together and cannot be separated. The display assembly is secured to the frame/front housing of the smartphone with a good amount of adhesive; it will require heat, and patience, to separate. • This procedure is recommended only on smartphones with a display assembly that is ALREADY DAMAGED. Use a heat gun or blow drier to heat the adhesive securing the display assembly to the smartphone’s frame/front-housing. Page 16 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 17. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • To begin the separation of the display assembly from the frame, use the plastic opening tool to push the display from behind through the front camera opening while having a snug grip on the frame. Page 17 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 18. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • To separate the display assembly from the frame/front housing, utilize one of the plastic opening tools and through the front-facing camera hole, while securely gripping the sides of the S4’s frame/front housing, carefully push the damaged display assembly away from the S4’s frame/front housing. • You can now use the plastic opening tool to continue working around the Galaxy S4 display assembly slowly separating it from the frame/front housing. Be mindful of the home button assembly toward the bottom of the smartphone. Page 18 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/
  • 19. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide • With the S4 display assembly peeled away from the frame/front housing, you can utilize the flat end of the spudger to remove the home button assembly. Page 19 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Home Button Assembly
  • 20. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide Breakdown 1. Samsung Galaxy S4 Rear Housing 2. Samsung Galaxy S4 Frame/Front Housing 3. Samsung Galaxy S4 Back Cover 4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Assembly 4. (LCD & Touch Screen) 5. Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery 6. Samsung Galaxy S4 Motherboard 7. Samsung Galaxy S4 Home Button Assembly 8. Samsung Galaxy S4 Loud Speaker 9. Samsung Galaxy S4 Rear Camera & Flex Cable 10. Samsung Galaxy S4 Front Camera & Flex Cable 11. Samsung Galaxy S4 Earpiece Speaker Assembly 12. Samsung Galaxy S4 Headphone Jack Assembly 13. Samsung Galaxy S4 Dock Connector Assembly Page 20 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12
  • 21. Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 – Teardown Guide Page 21 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Notice/Warning: REPAIRSUNIVERSE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE, OR INJURY CAUSED, WHILE YOU ARE FOLLOWING OUR DISASSEMBLE GUIDES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. UTILIZING THESE GUIDES TO HELP ASSIST YOU IN REPAIRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICES WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. REPAIRSUNIVERSE STRICTLY PROHIBITS ALTERING OR MODIFYING OUR TEARDOWN GUIDES FOR COMMERCIAL USE, REPRODUCTION, OR PUBLICATION.
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