As of today the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is probably the most popular “phablets” on the market. Of course when the Note 3 hits the market this will still be a great device but we have to assume that the Note 3 will be the one that everyone wants. Once that happens we should expect the AMOLED replacement screen price to drop a bit. Right now however you will drop some cash if you want to replace your screen. The good news is that it really isn’t all that difficult to do.
We highly recommend purchasing a pre-assembled replacement screen for your N7100 or other model of the Galaxy Note 2 as this will make your life much easier and will not add significantly to the cost of your replacement part. At the time of this post the lens with digitizer and AMOLED are $210 while the full assembly with mid frame and bezel is only $230. Not only will you save a lot of time but this will give you a brand new look since most bezels do show wear and tear over time especially if your device has been dropped hard enough to break the screen.
The first question most people ask about this device is whether or not it is possible to replace just the glass and preserve the original AMOLED. While it is sometimes possible to remove the glass and digitizer without breaking your display this comes at a price. You would have to spend a great deal of time heating, prying, and hoping to be lucky enough not to break your AMOLED. Even if you are successful it will be next to impossible to attach the glass and digitizer to the AMOLED of your Galaxy Note 2 without trapping air bubbles between them. And if you do succeed at all of the above your troubles are still not over. Inevitably your touchscreen will freeze or malfunction intermittently. If we haven’t made the point clear enough yet, you will not be happy with the results. Buy the right part and get your Note 2 back to working the way it did when it was new. Trust us on this one.
If you follow the directions in our video this should be a very straightforward repair. You might even be able to find someone who is willing to buy your old screen provided that the AMOLED is still functional. Let them deal with the old part.
As usual be sure to follow the instructions to the letter and always use heat when dealing with adhesive. Samsung loves to use a lot of it under speakers. Also remember to move your old barcode over to the new assembly. Get a nice durable case and good luck with your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 AMOLED replacement.