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Use this guide to replace the USB port board in your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.
  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

I snapped the back cover sorry m8

Daniel Anishchenko - Ответить

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudge) like the one used in the above pic and found the divot and was able to take off the rear cover as per the “Step 1 rear cover” instructions.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.
  • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

Where is the divot? Please let me know that

James - Ответить

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudge) like the one used in the above Step 1 rear cover pic and found the divot and was able to take off the rear cover as per the “Step 2 “ instructions.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the microSD card.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the microSD card.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

I was able to remove the MicroSD Card as per the Step 3 MicroSD instructions with no problems.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward. Remove the battery from your phone. Remove the battery from your phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

  • Remove the battery from your phone.

I was able to remove the Samsung Battery with the blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) as per the Step 4 Battery instructions.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the SIM card.
  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • Remove the SIM card.

  • During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Looks easy but doesn't work. No one has a plastic opening tool. Using fingernail, you can press SIM card into slot but it does not pop out so you can remove it.

Laurie McWherter - Ответить

I agree with the comment above

I also don't have a plastic tool and my finger nail won't pop the card out.

Grethe Montano. September 22

Grethe Montano - Ответить

I was able to remove the SIM Card with the blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) with no problems as per the Step 5 SIM Card instructions.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Hello, how can I change the sim card slot itself? I think I damaged it.

daejung - Ответить

Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
  • Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

How much it will cost to replace a midframe

kannan - Ответить

How much cost will be on replace a midframe

Hiren pedhadiya -

I'm seeing midframes available on Ebay for around $10.

Alex - Ответить

I purchased a 1.5x40mm Phillips screw driver and was able to remove all 9 40mm screws from the midframe as per the Step 6 Midframe instructions.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe. Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece.  Look for the seam between the two.
  • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe.

  • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece. Look for the seam between the two.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.

  • Be very gentle whilst prying, and pry only enough to separate the plastic clips—there are several thin points in the midframe bezel that may crack if you bend them too much.

I used same tool as in the photo and i broke the display. I think you should use a very thin plastic tool, such as a credit card but even more thin and flexible.

nicosoranno4gxo - Ответить

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) and was able to remove the midframe from the display assembly as per the Step 7. I had to hold the cell phone firmly in my left hand while I gently forced the spudger between the chrome bezel and the midframe with my right hand and heard plastics clips separate and saw the midframe start to separate from the display assembly. Don’t be afraid to get that spudger in and just gently go down the side of the phone and you will hear the plastics clips detach and the midframe to separate more and more until you are able to separate them 100%. I started at the volume button side of the phone in Step 7 and ended at the power button side in Step 9.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Continue prying around the corner of the phone. Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.
  • Continue prying around the corner of the phone.

  • Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) and was able to remove the midframe from the display assembly as per the Step 7. I had to hold the cell phone firmly in my left hand while I gently forced the spudger between the chrome bezel and the midframe with my right hand and heard plastics clips separate and saw the midframe start to separate from the display assembly. Don’t be afraid to get that spudger in and just gently go down the side of the phone and you will hear the plastics clips detach and the midframe to separate more and more until you are able to separate them 100%. I started at the volume button side of the phone in Step 7 and ended at the power button side in Step 9.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side. Slide the opening tool along the seam.
  • Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side.

  • Slide the opening tool along the seam.

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Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly. At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.
  • Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly.

  • At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.

On my phone, there was another clip holding the white midframe to the battery compartment, in the middle of the top edge of the battery compartment, near the battery contacts. If you don't release that before removing the midframe, it is easy to break.

josephoswald - Ответить

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) and was able to remove the midframe from the display assembly as per the Step 7. I had to hold the cell phone firmly in my left hand while I gently forced the spudger between the chrome bezel and the midframe with my right hand and heard plastics clips separate and saw the midframe start to separate from the display assembly. Don’t be afraid to get that spudger in and just gently go down the side of the phone and you will hear the plastics clips detach and the midframe to separate more and more until you are able to separate them 100%. I started at the volume button side of the phone in Step 7 and ended at the power button side in Step 9. In Step 10 just make sure all the plastic clips are separated from the midframe and the display assembly so you can pull them apart 100% without breaking them.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly.
  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

here i leave them a video i made doing the work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85pOvI6O...

enjoy

Gabriel Barrandeguy - Ответить

Just to be sure does the rear frame referred by etradesupply is the same as the middle frame? I' planning to refurbish the side panel because of the dents and scratches but I just want to make sure I'm buying the right thing. The etradesupply referring the housing as rear and front housing so Im not sure which one correspond to the middle frame. Below is the link to the website http://www.etradesupply.com/oem-samsung-...

Mohd Bahij Ahmad - Ответить

My Sprint S4 was slightly different then the one pictured above but I just completed this repair in under 10 minutes.. It would have been slightly quicker but fooling around with those little screws can be irritating if you have big hands.

Michael Willis - Ответить

Just did this on my S4. Instructions were extremely helpful, but I had to remove a screw (step 10.5?) to remove the upper display assembly bracket. Other than that, flawless! Thanks!

JackieME - Ответить

The 3rd image of the 11th step shows that when the midframe is removed, some parts come along with it (at the bottom part of it). What are these parts? should they be removed too and placed in the new midframe? Are they easy to remove?

Chris - Ответить

I purchased a blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) and was able to remove the midframe from the display assembly as per the Step 7. I had to hold the cell phone firmly in my left hand while I gently forced the spudger between the chrome bezel and the midframe with my right hand and heard plastics clips separate and saw the midframe start to separate from the display assembly. Don’t be afraid to get that spudger in and just gently go down the side of the phone and you will hear the plastics clips detach and the midframe to separate more and more until you are able to separate them 100%. I started at the volume button side of the phone in Step 7 and ended at the power button side in Step 9. In Step 10 just make sure all the plastic clips are separated from the midframe and the display assembly so you can pull them apart 100% without breaking them. In Step 11 is just the separating the midframe from the display assembly 100%. So far these instructions have been 100% correct for a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector from the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector from the motherboard.

I was able to disconnect the USB board cable connector form the motherboard with the flat end of the blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) as per the instructions in Step 12 USB Board.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Gently insert the point of a spudger between the USB port and the USB port bracket to pry one side of the bracket off of its post. Gently insert the point of a spudger between the USB port and the USB port bracket to pry one side of the bracket off of its post.
  • Gently insert the point of a spudger between the USB port and the USB port bracket to pry one side of the bracket off of its post.

Tweezers are much easier to remove USB bracket

efazio588 - Ответить

Very springy, be prepared for it to fly off!

richproctor - Ответить

I had to use a metal scalpel to get in between the USB Port and the USB Port Bracket and it went flying off. richporctor post above on August 15 was right. Be prepared! All in all, the instructions will get the USB Port Bracket off the USB Port.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Remove the USB port bracket from the USB port.
  • Remove the USB port bracket from the USB port.

  • The bracket is slightly springy and should pop back into place on the two screw posts during reassembly.

I had to use a metal scalpel to get in between the USB Port and the USB Port Bracket and it went flying off. richporctor post above on August 15 was right. Be prepared! All in all, the instructions will get the USB Port Bracket off the USB Port.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Disconnect the soft button cable from the USB board cable. Disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB board.
  • Disconnect the soft button cable from the USB board cable.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB board.

  • Depending on your carrier, you may have an additional antenna cable. If you can access it at this point, use a spudger to disconnect it from the USB board.

My 4G LTE phone has a 4G antenna on the left side of the device that is under the USB cable and connects to the left side of the USB board. Be sure to disconnect this as well if you have a Verizon or Sprint phone.

pborgen - Ответить

There's no mention of the need to detach the blue wire on the right side of the phone at this step. It's fairly obvious, but it might cause some confusion for the uninitiated.

Rebecca Clark - Ответить

Which one should i use for a T-Mobile phone?

Chris Hunt II - Ответить

Will a usb flex cable for s4 i19500 work on s4 sgh i337? i cant get hold of the I337 flex cable but i have access to the other one. should i try?

Majo zia - Ответить

After changing the port I got the message battery temperature to low charging paused.

This is one of those generic message computers use when it doesn't know what is wrong.

So I cleaned with alcohol and q-tip the two gold contacts that are located in the mid frame. They touch the two power contacts located on the USB port board and this cleared the low temperature message and phone is charging.

Rowell - Ответить

With the blue plastic opening tool(AKA: Spudger) I was able to gently disconnect the soft button cable form the USB board cable and disconnect the antenna cable connector from the USB Board as per the instructions in Step 15. There was no additional antenna cable on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon Service phone.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

The USB board is secured to the display assembly with light adhesive. Depending on your carrier the USB board may have an additional antenna cable on the back side of the USB board. Pry very carefully and stop if you encounter resistance. Gently insert the flat end of a spudger beneath the USB board to free it from the adhesive holding it in place.
  • The USB board is secured to the display assembly with light adhesive.

  • Depending on your carrier the USB board may have an additional antenna cable on the back side of the USB board. Pry very carefully and stop if you encounter resistance.

  • Gently insert the flat end of a spudger beneath the USB board to free it from the adhesive holding it in place.

  • Go slow and be careful not to bend the board.

As I inspected the USB board I noticed on the left hand side a gold antenna connector with a red colored wired connected to the USB board. I gently disconnected it using the blue plastic open tool(AKA: Spudger) and it popped off ok. You will now be free to take out the USB Board from the display assembly. If you ordered a Samsung Galaxy S4 Charging Assembly (Verizon) part, you can just take out the USB board from the display assembly . I noticed that you are NOT suppose to take out the soft button cable, just disconnect it from the USB Board Cable. You then insert the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Charging Assembly (Verizon) part and place the soft button cable over the USB Board Cable and connect it.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Remove the USB board from the display assembly.
  • Remove the USB board from the display assembly.

I was able to take out the USB Board and leave the soft button cable on the phone. I then installed the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Charging Assembly (Verizon) part (AKA: USB Board) and will reassemble in reverse order as per the instructions below.

Terry Crawford, Jr. - Ответить

Very good description with good fotos. I was able to easily disassemble the usb board. Much better description than e.g. iDoc!

Markus Schepp

Markus Schepp - Ответить

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I found this guide excellent and it is very easy to do. I didnt have the plastic opening tool but I do have a long thumbnail. It worked very well.

Too bad the replacement board I got has a defective soft button connector. I had to disassemble the phone 3 times. I thought I did It wrong the 1st time. Opened the phone a 2nd time to check.... closed the phone... nada.... USB changer works but no soft keys... put my old board back in to check the soft buttons and they work. Sent an email to the company that I bought the board from... still no answer after 24hrs. If I still have no answer by the end of the week I will post which company sold me the defect board so no one else gets burned from them. I will then try to unsolder the USB from the new board to replace the USB on my old one.

Bryan - Ответить

This guide needs an update as it does not include the 4G antenna on the left side of the device that is under the USB cable and hooks up at the bottom left on the USB board up to just beside the USB connector above the battery. Pictures 12, 15, & 16 will need updated to show this cable.

rnbhays - Ответить

To follow rnbhays' comment about the antenna connector on the left, it is specifically for i545 Verizon models.

I strongly suggest people to disconnect both left and right cables from the USB board prior to removing it. While doing so, my tool slipped and I accidentally broke the left cable. Thankfully I was able to crimp the connector back on the cable with tweezers and a magnifying glass 'til I get another cable ordered.

Alex - Ответить

It also applies to the Sprint version as well. I have an LTE cable on the left side, and had to be very careful purchasing a replacement part to make sure it was the right one.

anonymous 1189 -

After replacement my microphone element isn't working. Possible reasons?

matthew young - Ответить

Im having similar problems something doesnt work after replacing this part. Not charging, buttons not working etc. and having a hard time finding the exact version Rev 1.2 1-06

loopwireless312 -

My microphone didn't work after replacing the USB charger flex cord too. Did you ever find a solution?

swynnwoo -

Worked perfectly. Fixed my wife's phone in about 30 minutes. Definitely get the tool kit, they can be had on Amazon for less than $10. Thanks again author for posting these instructions.

Darrell Arnold - Ответить

Ordered the part from iFixit. I figured the fact that it was fully tested and guaranteed for a year was worth the extra cost. The repair went smoothly with no issues.

voelkerp2 - Ответить

What if my carrier is T-Mobile?

Lexx Bot - Ответить

I changed my charge port because the little pin in the charge port was damaged and it was a pain to charge but now I get a "charging pause battery temp to low" notification. I've changed it now 4 times thinking I just keep getting duds. anyone know what i'm doing wrong? I've followed every step.

Trevor - Ответить

Have you found a solution to this ? Im having the same problem

Jakob Barkalaia -

I lost my USB port bracket will it course any harm to the phone as a ground connector or where can I find a new one online if needed

lenin - Ответить

do you have to by the tools for it?

mamijen3 - Ответить

Is there a special part number for the S4 T-Mobile phone? If not, which part number from the listed parts for this repair do I need?

lsoldano - Ответить

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that was no longer accepting a charge. I've changed out the USB board. I plug the phone in with the device powered off, it vibrates and turns on showing the battery with charging signal, then reboots. It continues to do this. When I power the device on, it remains powered on, but does not accept a charge. I've reopened the phone and checked the install. Same thing occurs. In case of a defective part, I changed it out with another part. Device powered off and plugged in, does not react. Device powered on and plugged in, does not charge.

Any other suggestions at this point?

Stacy Moffat - Ответить

Great guide. The bit about removing the soft button cable could be clearer, it plugs on to the USB board flexi circuit.

Frank Healy - Ответить

Thanks. It's detailed explaining and guided me to replace the part safely.

Luke Park - Ответить

Stacy Moffat you need a battery

Cade - Ответить

Thanks, worked perfectly ! Saved my S9 which took a plunge in the sea - everything else was working except the USB . People having issues should check the excat model Nr and board revision - there are many on the market..

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