Galaxy Note 3 Replacement Screens
These Are Carrier Specific!
Make sure that you order the right display for your phone. In the video further down the page I will demonstrate how to perform the most common Galaxy Note 3 repair which is replacing the entire front section of the phone including lens, digitizer, AMOLED and bezel. The part can be ordered through the links on this page. For tools check out our Cell Phone Repair Tools page. Choose your carrier or model number from the buttons below.
If you broke the screen on your Galaxy Note 3 then you will quickly learn that one of the most expensive components on this phone is the AMOLED. The good news is that repairing this phablet is just as easy as any other device released by Samsung within the last few years. With a small Phillips screwdriver, a pry tool or two, and a heat gun you should be able to replace your display within about 30 minutes. If you have never worked on a cell phone before then it may take you a bit longer.
The Note 3 is manufactured differently than its predecessors. Among the many changes made was the addition of stronger LOCA glue which helps to keep the lens attached to the digitizer and AMOLED. Unfortunately this means that removing the glass without damaging your display is just about impossible. The fact that an S-Pen flex cable is also glued between the screen and the mid-frame makes things even worse. Once again we are fortunate that this pre-assembled screen which come with the mid-frame and S-Pen flex make things much easier. There is another advantage to buying the part this way and that is the fact that you will have a brand new faux metallic bezel. This piece is usually damaged when the phone is dropped and over time they tend to get scuffed up due to normal wear and tear.
It is a good idea to test your replacement part before installation. This can save you a lot of time in the event that your phone has additional problems or in the unlikely case that you receive a defective part. This can be accomplished by plugging the new part into the display connector on the original phone once the rear panel has been removed and the pop connector unplugged. You can also use a test cable if you have one on hand.
When performing this repair be sure to disconnect all flex cables and antenna wires before you attempt to remove the logic board, charging port, etc. Failure to do so can result in additional damage and costs. It is worth noting that the vibrator motor is attached to the frame with a very strong adhesive. Without the use of a heat gun it is easy to damage the attached flex cable.
When removing the volume control cables it is a good idea to first remove the rocker button itself. There will also be adhesive holding the cable in place on the inner side so once again be sure to use sufficient heat and take your time. The rocker is removed by pulling it toward the outside of the phone which may seem counterintuitive. When installing the rocker button into the new housing be sure that the clear rubber pieces come all the way into the frame or you may have trouble operating the volume controls. They should click when pressed and spring back when released.
You can also order a display assembly to repair your Note 3 cracked screen without a mid-frame. This will require that the old AMOLED is removed from your existing frame. The advantage is that this part is compatible with any Note 3 whether it is GSM, CDMA or the international version. If you choose this option you can order through the links below or the right hand side bar. Make sure that your earpiece mesh and home buttons are in the right position before installation. Once you remove the plastic from the replacement AMOLED and attach it to the housing it is very difficult to remove without causing damage.
If you have questions regarding a Galaxy Note 3 repair please post them in the section below.