Step 7: Installing the new LCD

17.  Ok so now lets put the new LCD into the phone.  Your new LCD will have a clear plastic film covering the screen.  Grab the blue or green tab and remove the clear screen cover and throw away. 

18.  Now on the ribbon cable where the cable sticks to the metal area on the green board may have a sticker on it.  Remove the sticker so the the ribbon cable will stick to the metal strip on the board. 

19.  YOU STILL HAVE NOT INSTALLED IT YET.   We are at the most important part of the new lcd installation.  Trust me you want to pay attention here, because if not you will have to take the phone apart again and thats not fun!!!  Ok insert the ribbon into the slot where you took the old ribbon out under the brown locking bar.  You must make sure that the ribbon goes in all the way so that the white line on the board is even with the white line on the ribbon.  Once you have it in push the brown locking bar back down locking the ribbon in place.

20.  Now attach the ribbon to the metal sticky tab on the board and then press the lcd into the frame.  You can now re-install the speaker ribbon back onto the back of the lcd along with the key board ribbon if you moved it out of the way. (when I did mine the black button fell out of the phone that you use on the front of the phone next to the screen.  There are 2 little black posts that this button sets behind under the speaker ribbon.  Just re-insert it and make sure that it is in correctly.)

21.  Once you have the LCD installed gently close the front face plate back onto the frame.  Insert the top part where the headphones would plug in first then squeeze the front cover back onto the frame working your way around the edge.  You will feel the factory clips snap back into place. 

22.  Remove the 2 silver motherboard screws and set aside.  Carefully lift the board out exposing the area where the keypad sits.

23.  Now slide the phone back open and put the 4 black screws back in where they belong.  Take the rubber keypad and put it back correctly onto the black grid face down. 

24.  Fold the motherboard back over and re-install the 2 silver screws. ALL OF THE SCREWS ONLY NEED TO BE TIGHTEND JUST BEYOND WHEN THEY GET FIRM.  DO NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!   DO NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OVER TIGHTEN THEM.  THEY WILL STRIP OUT VERY EASILY.

25.  Almost done.  Take the bottom outer case and starting at one end  snap it in place all the way around untill all the factory clips are back snapped in.   Re-install the 6 brass colored outer edge screws.  Insert the battery and battery cover.

26.  Now cross your fingers and hope that when you power it on you see the home screen.  If you don't and you see a black screen then you did not insert the lcd's ribbon far enough so that the white lines where aligned.  They must be perfect.  I know because I took my phone apart several times before I got it right.

I hope that this instructable helped you.  I searched the internet and did not locate any instructions for screen replacement for the Inensity 2.   Peace. 
Yes you can replace the ribbon cable. It locks on both ends. Just make sure the lines are together.
<p>I accidentally broke the ribbon that connects the motherboard.</p><p>Is that easily replaceable as well?</p>
<p>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 &quot;new&quot; phone back!!</p>
<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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!</p>
<p>Is there a need to apply new adhesive between glass and the new lcd?</p>
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.<br><br>The place I order my lcd from asked that I test the lcd before applying the glue between the lcd and digitizer glass(?).<br><br>This was the reason for my question since I do not have to replace the &quot;outer&quot; piece of glass. suspect that there will be adhesive left in place if there is any at all!<br><br>Thanks again!
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 &quot;the mother board is latched to the case near the earphone plug and the microphone&quot;. It's nice to have my phone back. <br>Thank you.
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
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. <br>When I replaced the screen it was a milky white like you described. <br>if you really like the phone it would not hurt to try to replace the screen
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.
Thanks for the great instructions. I have never seen any instruction better than this. I replaced an LCD in the intensity 3 like Jrock17. <br> <br>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!
Thanks for the nice comments.glad I could help.
Sorry that you broke your phone. The very first paragraph of this instructable says that you should use as a last resort. Most people don't have insurance on their phones and/or don't want to spend the money to take it to a repairman. I still recommend to do this yourself. I have very limited experience with small electronics and have done this several times. These phones are pretty resilient and it does take a lot to break one. Just follow the instructions and take your time. Your not building a piano just plug and play with an lcd screen.
&quot;Warning&quot; - I tried to repair my phone and broke my phone. Now I will have to buy a new phone. <br>I understand that these instructions are intended to be helpful, but unless you are good at repairing small electronics you can damage your phone. I would recommend having a repair service do the work.
&quot;Warning&quot; - I tried to repair my phone and broke my phone. Now I will have to buy a new phone. <br>I understand that these instructions are intended to be helpful, but unless you are good at repairing small electronics you can damage your phone. I would recommend having a repair service do the work.
Thank you so much. Love all the details. Worked great on my Intensity 2.
Glad I could help
Thanks for the great instructions. I had to replace an LCD in the Intensity 3. <br> <br>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. <br> <br>Thanks again, hope this helps anyone considering replacing the LCD in an Intensity 3.
If my &quot;flex&quot; cable is ripped, should that affect my screen working or not? I replaced the LCD screen, but cannot get the screen to light up.
If your cable is ripped then it will not work. Sorry.
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!
Don't feel bad. I had to do mine 3 times as well. :)
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!!
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!)
Thanks a lot! this was very simple and easy to follow &quot;instructable&quot;!!! Saved me a lot of money and headache! Awesome thanks again!!! <br>
Hey your welcome. Glad I could help.
These instructions are wonderful! Thanks to you I was able to save my phone and $280! Thanks for the help!
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. :)
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?
Look at step 5 again. The larger ribbon cable is for the keypad. Make sure that the lines are lined up like shown.
Fantastic 'how to'! Followed each step and had no issues. Thanks!!!
Thanks for all the nice words. Glad I could help.
My flex cable snapped and I need to reinstall it. <br>Your post was a lot help and I was able to get to separate my cell phone into two. <br>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. <br>Can you help me to access the motherboard part? <br>Would it be okay for me to apply force to take off the flex cable that is glued on to the LCD? <br>Do I need to buy a glue?
Hi. On Step 5 you can see all 3 of the &quot;flex&quot; 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. :)
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 #
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. <br>Any ideas about that? Could I have done something during the screen replacement? <br>Thanks, Joe
Joe,<br><br>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.
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?
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.
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....
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.
Another big THANK YOU!!! Did this project in one shot. Your instructions were clear and easy to follow. Great job!!
This still works great. Got my LCD off Ebay for $21.00, followed instructions, Wife ran over this phone with the car broke the screen, now it works fine. It is so small to work with, but followed instructions and it all worked great - thanks for information like this really helps save money for us.
Thanks for the help!!!
Incredible--I've had to replace my 16 year-old son's LCD a SECOND time in 3 1/2 months! Thanks once again sig7707!
That was great! The most difficult step for me was figuring out where the cases seperated to open the darn thing up! Your descriptions were right on. One thing....the blue/green tape that goes over the lcd and button ribbon connections ...it's sitting here in front of me. I forgot that step- putting it back over the connection. is it necessary? I thank you again. Joe.
It's probably not necessary. I believe that it is there to hold down the brown locking doors at the end of the ribbon cable. Glad I could help.
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS,I'm not good at this type of thing but I took my time and aside from 1 stripped screw,worked the first time.Thanks again

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