Repair a Broken Samsung Galaxy Power Button (Step-by-Step Instructions)
Power button broken on your Samsung Galaxy phone? You might be able to repair a broken Samsung Galaxy power button on your own. The following offers step-by-step instructions on how to fix a Samsung Galaxy power button.
WARNING: Attempt DIY phone repairs at your own risk. Be aware that you might void your warranty and insurance policy or cause additional damage.
How to repair a broken Samsung Galaxy power button
The problem might lie with the power button itself or with the power button flex cable. If you have a newer model like the Galaxy S6 through S10, you’ll need to remove the rear glass. If you have an older model like the Galaxy S4 or S5, you can access internal components by removing the back case.
What you’ll need:
- Hair dryer (Galaxy S6 and newer)
- Suction cup (Galaxy S6 and newer)
- Guitar picks
- Phillips screwdriver
- Replacement power button and/or power button flex cable
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NOTE: This is a general set of instructions. Specific steps might vary depending on your model. Watch the videos below for visual guides to replacing your Samsung Galaxy power button and flex cable.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 or newer model, start at STEP 1. If you have a Galaxy S5 or older model, skip to STEP 3. Always power off your phone, remove the SIM card tray and any microSD cards before you begin.
STEP 1: Use the hair dryer to heat the edges of the rear glass and soften the underlying adhesive.
STEP 2: Place the suction cup on the lower part of the rear glass and gently lift until you can insert a guitar pick in the bottom seam.
STEP 3: Use a spudger and/or guitar picks to pry around the side seam until you can remove the rear cover. If you have an older model, remove the battery now.
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STEP 4: Remove screws from the midframe and use the spudger to gently disconnect any visible cables so you can remove the midframe.
STEP 5: Use the spudger to disconnect all cables from the motherboard, then gently remove the motherboard. BE CAREFUL, because the motherboard might have a connecting cable underneath that must be removed before you lift it completely out of the frame.
STEP 6: Use the spudger to remove the battery (if not removed in STEP 3).
STEP 7: Use the tweezers to remove the power button/flex cable assembly.
STEP 8: Separate the power button from the flex cable.
STEP 9: Replace the power button and/or flex cable, then follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your Samsung Galaxy phone.
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Samsung Galaxy S10
This Galaxy S10 teardown video illustrates how to access the power button and flex cable.
Samsung Galaxy S7
This video explains how to replace both the power and volume buttons and flex cables for the Galaxy S7.
Samsung Galaxy S5
This video shows you how to disassemble a Galaxy S5 so you can access the power button and flex cable.
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