Stripping down a phone

Dave

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Has anybody stripped and rebuilt their phone before?

The microphone on my Samsung S7 is faulty and I'm reluctant to change the phone as apart from that it does everything I need of it, a good tool, work phone, water proof, and compared to the newest incarnations, it's about the right size.

Sooooo, a search later and I've watched a couple of vids on Youtube, sourced the part on the bay of ee's, and parted company with £4.99 :D

So what could possibly go wrong :D ?
 

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Good luck, i hope you have a temperature controlled heat plate as the screens are bonded, best look up you tube before you go for it, i have the missus old phone to replace the charge port, even tho she has new one I'm still using my s7, does everything I need.
 

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I've seen a couple of videos where they use a hair dryer to heat up the backs of them to soften the adhesive
 

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I haven't actually had a look at the fix you mentioned....If it's buggered now you've got nothing to loose...Might be a good idea to get your info' of the phone first....Take your time and be gentle with the prising etc and all should be well....
 

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Think there is a magic number that's where the temp controll comes in if memory serves 96.7, but if it's broke you can't break it any more, i do defo wish you all the best.
 

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You need a heat gun, pry tools and a suction cup, if you can release the back without breaking the glass the rest is straight forward I think.
I've stripped and repaired a few Nokia long ago but never tried anything modern.
 

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I think the biggest problem you may have Dave, is getting it to be waterproof after you put it back together, providing of course, you get it back together😉😂
 

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"The microphone on my Samsung S7 is faulty" I could use a phone like that just between me and the Mrs, as I can never get a word in, so I won't need a microphone.
 

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you spent £4.99????? you planning on selling the tools afterwards or becoming a full time phone repairer so you can get value for your money?
 

gingert76

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how dare you! he is thrifty is all, or prudent or maybe stingy, canny, scrimpy, conserving BUT certainly not cheap or tightus
 

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I believe in recycling and upcycling - any other form of cycling is bad for you :p
 
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