Picture of Samsung Intensity 2 U460 LCD replacement

I recently had the need to replace my daughter's Samsung Intensity 2 lcd screen.  Her dog chewed on the phone causing the screen to crack.  Once that happened the screen was white and useless.  I found a replacement screen for her phone on ebay for around $30. Her phone was under a 2 year contract without insurance so she was stuck with either buying a new one for big bucks or letting me try to replace her lcd.  THIS INTRUCTABLE IS TO BE USED AS A LAST RESORT. IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE ON YOUR PHONE TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER FOR A NEW ONE. IF NOT IT CAN BE FIXED YOURSELF. JUST TAKE YOUR TIME AND DON'T FORCE ANYTHING ON THE PHONE.  IT WILL COME APART FAIRLY EASY IF YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND GOOD LUCK!

Step 1: The LCD

Picture of The LCD
This is what you are replacing.  You should have bought one that looks like this.  If your phone does not have an lcd like this then you may have a different phone.
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sig7707 (author) 6 months ago
Yes you can replace the ribbon cable. It locks on both ends. Just make sure the lines are together.
789Nrtwain6 months ago

I accidentally broke the ribbon that connects the motherboard.

Is that easily replaceable as well?

KarlE18 months ago

Awesome instructions! I had ordered a new lcd and flex cable too. I ended up replacing both pieces and found that my cable was ripped. Didn't take much more to put that in other than the lock tab swivels the opposite way. It just pops off the motherboard and away you go. Thanks for your help! My son is happy he got his "new" phone back!!

Rager1 year ago

I recently damaged the screen on my Intensity 2. D'oh, I didn't think of getting a replacement LCD. I bought a used phone and was going to pull the screen.

The LCD tape adhesive was very strong, to the point I might break the tape or have to use a razor or heat to remove it. I then just swapped my motherboard (and all my info) into the used phone. The end of the screen tape just plugs into the mobo.

I reassembled everything and put a battery in it, and got a poor display then a white screen. Grrr. I forgot to put the first six screws back in. Put 'em in and whatever connection was needed, it did boot to the proper display. Thanks for your post!

August591 year ago

Is there a need to apply new adhesive between glass and the new lcd?

sig7707 (author)  August591 year ago
No. I didn't add any to mine.
Thanks, I wasn't sure because both videos that I viewed did not show it applying any addition adhesive.

The place I order my lcd from asked that I test the lcd before applying the glue between the lcd and digitizer glass(?).

This was the reason for my question since I do not have to replace the "outer" piece of glass. suspect that there will be adhesive left in place if there is any at all!

Thanks again!
Dersky991 year ago
I agree! Great instructions. I used this for my Samsung Intensity III. Everything was the same except there are 5 screws to get to the LCD and as white100 said "the mother board is latched to the case near the earphone plug and the microphone". It's nice to have my phone back.
Thank you.
sig7707 (author)  Dersky991 year ago
Great glad this one is getting more mileage.
Hi had a question regarding taking the phone apart.... my defect is a little different as my phone was laying screen down on a ledge and an ice cube somehow landed near it...i picked up phone few minutes later and the screen was milky white. Ive tried all the gimmicks out there and the only thing that got accomplished was the keypad will light up on the slide out put not the screen. So...i don't know if the circuit board needs to be opened and cleaned or it blew the screen ....but i have serious information on that phone that i need off and my last ditch effort is to take it apart and clean the circuit board with alcohol and hope for the best. Was wondering if all the instructions you are giving will accomplish that for me? just curious
sig7707 (author)  surrender21 year ago
Well my instructable will replace the screen. Your data should either be stored on a SIM card or on the on-board memory. You can plug that phone into a computer and pull your information off of it.
When I replaced the screen it was a milky white like you described.
if you really like the phone it would not hurt to try to replace the screen
myssiemc2 years ago
Great instructions, but my locking bar came off when I was installing the new ribbon, is the blue/green tape enough to keep it in place and work or any ideas what I should do? The locking bar is still intact, just no longer attached to the phone.
white1002 years ago
Thanks for the great instructions. I have never seen any instruction better than this. I replaced an LCD in the intensity 3 like Jrock17.

Almost same with the instruction except that the mother board is latched to the case near the earphone plug and the microphone. It works perfectly!
sig7707 (author)  white1002 years ago
Thanks for the nice comments.glad I could help.
scroll20992 years ago
Thank you so much. Love all the details. Worked great on my Intensity 2.
sig7707 (author)  scroll20992 years ago
Glad I could help
Jrock172 years ago
Thanks for the great instructions. I had to replace an LCD in the Intensity 3.

Almost identical, except 5 black screws to hold case on......and the locking bar for the LCD cable is black....it lifts very easily by hand ( fingernail). Other than that, everything is exactly the same.

Thanks again, hope this helps anyone considering replacing the LCD in an Intensity 3.
twentyfour2 years ago
If my "flex" cable is ripped, should that affect my screen working or not? I replaced the LCD screen, but cannot get the screen to light up.
sig7707 (author)  twentyfour2 years ago
If your cable is ripped then it will not work. Sorry.
mjbuc2 years ago
Thanks sig7707. Third time was a charm! I must not've had the cable in right because I had to repeat before I got the screen to turn on, still better then bying a new phone!
sig7707 (author)  mjbuc2 years ago
Don't feel bad. I had to do mine 3 times as well. :)
Vveary2 years ago
Your wonderful detaied accurate instructions save yet another person great expense. I and many others are truly greatfull for your generious efforts. Everything was just as you explained it. Great, great job. We need more people like you out here. thank you!!
JoeW013 years ago
Awesome! A smartphone repair place wanted $100 to fix my daughter's phone. $15 on Amazon and some patience got her screen back. I had her help me so she could do it herself next time (maybe there won't be a next time - ha!)
TaylBomb3 years ago
Thanks a lot! this was very simple and easy to follow "instructable"!!! Saved me a lot of money and headache! Awesome thanks again!!!
sig7707 (author)  TaylBomb3 years ago
Hey your welcome. Glad I could help.
vidavivace3 years ago
These instructions are wonderful! Thanks to you I was able to save my phone and $280! Thanks for the help!
sig7707 (author)  vidavivace3 years ago
Hey glad I could help. Just view the world as if each broken item was made from Legos and you can put anything back together. :)
sharminm3 years ago
i replaced the lcd screen and display is great but now the front keypad doesn't work and I can power it on and see who is calling but can't answer...Help! Any ideas?
sig7707 (author)  sharminm3 years ago
Look at step 5 again. The larger ribbon cable is for the keypad. Make sure that the lines are lined up like shown.
larryreid753 years ago
Fantastic 'how to'! Followed each step and had no issues. Thanks!!!
sig7707 (author)  larryreid753 years ago
Thanks for all the nice words. Glad I could help.
soohyun22223 years ago
My flex cable snapped and I need to reinstall it.
Your post was a lot help and I was able to get to separate my cell phone into two.
One part of the flex cable is glued on to the LCD screen and other part goes in to the mother board but I don't know how to access it.
Can you help me to access the motherboard part?
Would it be okay for me to apply force to take off the flex cable that is glued on to the LCD?
Do I need to buy a glue?
sig7707 (author)  soohyun22223 years ago
Hi. On Step 5 you can see all 3 of the "flex" or ribbon cables. Are you talking about the one that is very wide? That is lightly glued to the back of the LCD screen. You can just gently peel it off from the LCD. Don't worry about gluing it back there should be enough adhesive left on it. If I can be of further help just ask. :)
shlomon3 years ago
Thanks I have the Schu 460 but it worked almost the same. It is working now. Thanks alot. I think I forgot to take off the plastic on the new lcd but it seems to make no difference just some barely visible part #
joe03073 years ago
Recently replaced Intensity 2 screen and your help was great. Reason for replacement, left phone in pants pocket in washing machine. After replacing the screen everything works except for the bluetooth. The symbol on the phone lights up indicating power on but it wouldn't connect with my car nor could I pair it.
Any ideas about that? Could I have done something during the screen replacement?
Thanks, Joe
sig7707 (author)  joe03073 years ago

Sorry I don't know about that one. The only thing I can think of is that there is a bluetooth antenna in the case somewhere on the board. Maybe that was disconnected. I don't know what to tell you to look for though. That's one of the issues I have with this phone is that you can't find any schematics for it. My instructable is from trial and error.
nickg4323 years ago
My sister is in an electric wheelchair, and constantly drops her Samsung Intensity II. Yesterday, she dropped it on the floor, and backed up to pick it up. little did she know, the phone slid right under her tire. she ran over the phone with her 500lb wheelchair, and the screen snapped off. the ribbon cable was ripped right out of the screen and the connector pins were ripped of the ribbon cable. is there any way to fix this issue?
sig7707 (author)  nickg4323 years ago
That sounds like a tough one. You could look on Ebay and find a phone that is broken in a different way than yours and scavenge the parts out of your to put in the other one. Most stuff either unplugs or unscrews. That may be your best option. Check with your provider they may have a better fix for you as well. Sometimes they will upgrade for free if you are at the end of your contract. Good luck.
mitchoe3 years ago
Instructions were great! No problems at all. I did have to fight the screen to get it out though, it came out in pieces, first the backing, and then the screen and border material. Otherwise, everything went perfect. Thanks....
kazoni3 years ago
Instructions were perfect! I was able to get the screen replaced no problem at all. Hardest part was holding the slider halfway open to get at that last screw behind the screen section.
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