Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is undoubtedly a beast among flagship smartphones. Its curved Corning Gorilla Glass screen makes for a sleek display that is tougher than it looks. However, it is not completely immune from damage. On the off chance that you do shatter your screen, you can follow the steps listed here to repair it quickly.
The special tools listed can be bought online easily or even rented for an hour or two from a local mobile repair shop. You may need a visual guide to help you identify the parts if you are unfamiliar with the layout. The steps to replace the broken screen of your Galaxy S7 are mentioned here.
• Shut down the device and remove the SIM card tray.
• Heat up the back of the device with a heat gun or hair dryer until it becomes too hot to touch.
• Place a suction cup on the back of the device.
• Pry the back of the device to insert the thin metal spudger.
• Take off the back cover by sliding the spudger along the joints. Insert a business card or playing card to prevent the back cover from sealing back up. Do not use a credit card as they are too thick. Slowly take off the back cover after the entire edge has been separated.
• Use Phillip head screwdriver to undo the 12 Phillip screws holding down the rear housing.
• Next, use a plastic separation tool to separate the top plastic bracket. Remove the wireless charging pad after.
• Disconnect the battery cable, power cable, display cable, and the power button cable.
• Use tweezers to disconnect the loudspeaker module.
• Pop off all the antenna cables and fingerprint scanner cables.
• Disconnect the earphone connector, front facing camera connector, and the proximity, and the light sensor connector.
• You can now lift up the motherboard and disconnect the charging port connector.
• Remove the rear-facing camera.
• When you have reached the battery, you may have to heat it up a bit to lift it up with a spudger.
• Undo the three screws holding the earphone jack and remove the jack and small board attached to it together.
• Use the heat gun and apply some heat on the top glass panel.
• Gently press the screen assembly to create a gap between the screen and the front assembly. You can use the spudger but do not insert it too deep.
• Increase the gap using a plastic tool or business card. You may have to use tweezers to pull around the black adhesive.
• After the adhesive has been cleared, carefully lift the screen from one side.
• Replace the screen and test the new screen before you reinstall the other components.
• Now you have to go through all the steps backwards to reinstall all the other components. Use some heat activated adhesive to stick the outer assembly together. Special glue is also available.
If you have experience tinkering with electronic devices, the entire process takes less than 10 minutes. But even a beginner can complete these steps if they follow the instructions carefully. It may be helpful to refer to pictures or even videos to get an idea of how to proceed. Now matter your level of experience, remember to clean and dry your hands to clean any dirt and grime. Also, ensure that the work surface is stable and dust free.