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By reubenyap, Member on 19th July 2011, 01:45 PM
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I have searched high and low for an answer on how to replace a scratched screen of the SGS2 by yourself and have finally found the answer.

This will definitely VOID YOUR WARRANTY so don't say you haven't been warned.

I suggest you only use this guide if you were desperate like me. My phone didn't come with an official warranty so I was as good as screwed if I wanted a new screen.

Step 1: Obtain the part

Just ebay for lcd screen and digitizer galaxy s2 (however u may wish to buy it with the faceplate see below note). You want both the super amoled plus screen and the digitizer together. You can get this for about 120-130 USD.

There are some vendors that sell just the 'lens' but you need a specialized machine to replace it and is simply not worth the trouble.

Note that if you go to an original Samsung service centre, when they order the part, it comes together with the face plate and is therefore a breeze to install. This part is for sale on Ebay too. http://cgi.ebay.com/LCD-Touch-Digiti...item3a682b9ad0. I would recommend you to buy this type instead of just the LCD and digitizer.

Follow this disassembly guide (not mine).


Now using a thin metal flat tool with a wide flat surface area, dig at the small gap from the top of the screen and pry the screen from the frontplate. It is held entirely by double-tape so don't worry about any screws, catches. Be careful of not damaging the bezel in the process.

Clean off the old black tape and double tape as best as u can, and be careful of the bottom buttons. The attachment shows how it looks like after cleaning it.

Reapply the double tape in strips and try to shape it to fit as much as you can. This is tiresome but necessary since the adhesive behind the lcd screen is very weak and you don't your screen falling out of you halfway.

Push it in and it should stick. That's it! Then reassemble.

Confirmed working!
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19th July 2011, 08:55 PM |#2  
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thanks for the write up, do you have any more photos of your process?
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OMG, it's like watching an autopsy.
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Could a better resolution screen or even 3d screen be used/upgraded later on?
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Nice to know for something happens, Hope not
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Hope wont be necessary. How did you scratch the screen so hard that it had to be changed? I tought the Gorilla Glass is almost unscratchable.
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Man,,u shud handle it a bit gently ,,,,i mean,i flinched every time u "threw" the phone on the table.
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On second thought, I might as well buy that screen protector :P

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wow that is the definition of T H I N !!!!!
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Lightbulb Samsung Galaxy S II 2 i9100 LCD Touch Digitizer Screen
Thanks also full part with bezel here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Samsung-Ga...item3cb9ff0e4e

Samsung Galaxy S II 2 i9100 LCD Touch Digitizer Screen
With Housing Bezel front cover ,Home Button, Flex Cable



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Samsung Galaxy S II 2 i9100 LCD Touch Digitizer Screen
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thanks for the write up, do you have any more photos of your process?

Unfortunately not at this time. I will do it the next time around (which will be soon as there is a slight imperfection with my button sensitivity so I might be inclined to try it again) but trust me it's not a beautiful process. Needs lots of guts. Nothing technical about it. Shove the flat tool in the gap and keep on loosening the glue as much as u can then take it off.

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Hope wont be necessary. How did you scratch the screen so hard that it had to be changed? I tought the Gorilla Glass is almost unscratchable.

It's more like cracked. I dropped it on some rocks from waist height and it cracked. It seems that gorilla glass is not shatter proof. There are also some scratches/mini cracks from where the rocks cut it.

Lesson learnt, get a screen protector that hopefully will reinforce it a bit more.

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