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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Tear Down Guide

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Tear Down Guide

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is an amazing device and to solve any internal issues you should know how to tear down the phone completely, here is what you should know.

Samsung’s Note series has always tried to appeal to people who value productivity. Every entry in this series focuses on raw performance, functionality, and of course, looks. The Note 9 is a pretty capable entry in this lineup. It comes packed with the latest hardware and Samsung’s iconic S Pen. We are going to do a teardown of this phone in order to see what’s inside of it.

Our teardown guide will take you through the process of safely opening and closing this device. If for some reason you feel like opening up your brand-new Note 9, this guide will help you out quite well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Teardown

As always, before we begin with the teardown, we need to make sure that we have all the right tools on hand. For opening this device, you will need the following:

  • Heat gun or hair dryer
  • Opening picks
  • Tweezers
  • Suction cups
  • Spudger
  • Phillips head #00 Screwdriver
  • Ultrasonic Cutter or Regular Cutter

Since this is a teardown guide only, there is not any need for spare parts. Looks wise, the Note 9 is nearly identical to the Note 8. There are a few small changes here and there, like the Note 9 is 0.2mm thicker than the Note 8 and it is slightly shorter than it as well. A really cool thing about the Note 9 is that Samsung hasn’t gotten rid of the headphone jack.

Before we begin, make sure that the phone’s battery level is below 25%. This will decrease the chances of your battery blowing up if you mishandle it. Also, remove your S Pen and then power off your device. You are now ready to disassemble your Note 9.

After heating remove the back cover

Step 1


  • Just like every other modern smartphone, the Note 9 is held together by a very tough Adhesive. In order to bypass this adhesive, you need patience, care, and heat.
  • Start by heating the edges of your device until they become hot to touch. Be careful that you don’t end up applying too much heat and damaging your phone.
  • After heating all of its edges, take your suction cup and place it on the lower end of your phone’s back panel.
  • Pull gently but firmly with the suction cup in order to create a gap between the back panel and the phone body. You may need to heat the adhesive again in order to make a wide enough gap.
  • Once you have managed to create a gap, slide in your opening pick into it. Begin slicing away at the adhesive with the pick. Make sure that you don’t insert the pick too deep into your phone.
  • After slicing away at all the adhesive, the entire back panel will come off of the phone.

Remove The Battery

Step 2


  • Once you opened your phone, you will be met by its battery and other internal components. Your next step is going to be removing the battery.
  • Find the cable connecting the battery to the motherboard and disconnect it with a soft plastic tool.
  • Now, removing the battery itself will be tough because Samsung likes to glue its battery into place. You can try heating the adhesive securing the battery in place. This can be dangerous as lithium-ion batteries are prone to exploding (especially lithium ion batteries made by Samsung).
  • Carefully heat the adhesive and then use your opening pick in order to pry it out. For this procedure to go as safely as possible, we recommend that your phone’s battery should be below 25%.

Step 3


  • With the battery out of the way, you can now take a look at the various chips and boards that bring this device to life. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM module, and 128GB eUFS storage unit can all be found bundled together.
  • Accompanying the core chips, we have the NXP 80T17 NFC Controller, the Skyworks Front-End Module WLAN and the Qualcomm Audio Codec. The LTE module and Maxim PMIC can be found here as well.

Step 4


  • On the backside of the same unit, there are a bunch of other chips as well. You will find all the components that make this smartphone a smartphone bunched up over here.
  • The S Pen’s Wacom digitizer controller is located here as well. You will also find the phone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module on this side.
  • Other notable chips include the IDT Wireless Charging receiver, and the phone’s Display PMIC.

s pen extraction

Step 5


  • At the bottom side of the phone, you will find a different array of chips and components. It’s interesting to note that Samsung decided to ditch the daughter-board configuration that it had used last year.
  • You will find a modular USB-C port with the microphone attached to it. The headphone jack can be found right next to the USB-port module.
  • You will also get a glimpse of the heat pipe that is running throughout this phone. This year’s heat pipe is beefier than before. Which is a good thing as it will offer better temperature management.

final teardown

Step 6

  • That is the entire Note 9 opened and inspected. Now, we’ll take a look at this year’s S Pen.
  • The S Pen is-unfortunately-unopenable. Meaning that the only way to open it is by breaking it apart. We used an ultrasonic cutter for breaching the S Pen’s shell. If you don’t have one lying around, a regular cutter will do the job as well.
  • On cutting open the S Pen, you will be met by a handful of interesting components.
  • The S Pen houses a Dialog Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart SoC and a K8373 Seiko Instruments supercapacitor.
  • The capacitors power the Bluetooth radio in the S Pen. This is a great way to keep the pen functioning without having to give it an actual built-in power source.

This is pretty much everything that is worth taking a look at in a basic teardown. Of course, you can always go further and disassemble your phone even more. However, that will also increase the chances of your phone dying on you before you put it back together. You should also keep in mind that removing the adhesive holding your phone together will compromise its water resistance.

Once you have looked at everything inside the phone, you can reassemble it. Reassembly I simple; just follow our steps in reverse order. In order to seal the phone shut, you will need some adhesive. Apply this on the back panel and set it into place.


Our teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveals a lot about the device. We got to see a bunch of sophisticated components that are powering this device. We also got to see that the Note 9 is not a huge leap in terms of technological advancement. It’s a lot like the Note 8 in looks and hardware. Despite the lack of innovation, it is different enough to be hailed as a new model in the Note series.

Should you upgrade from your Note 8 to Note 9? You can if you want to. But you won’t be missing out on a lot if you already own a Note 8. We would wait and see what Samsung comes up with next year before changing our device.

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The Apple Watch Series 5 is an amazing smartwatch however sometimes it might need repairing to do, here are our top repair guides for the Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 is definitely the smartwatch to go for if you are looking for something that truly revolutionizes the concept of smartphones. Granted, Apple has not changed the design language ever since the original one came out but that only means that if something is not broken, there is no need to fix it.
Normally, the Apple Watch is considered to be one of the more durable options available in the market, and we completely stand behind that decision, as well. However, what you must understand here is that every now and then, you may run into a number of issues pertaining to the watch that would then force you to either repair the watch yourself or take it to the professionals.
Now, Apple being Apple, does not really make it easy for the end user to pry around with their hardware. However, if your watch is out of warranty, and you are confident enough to want to do it on your own, you can actually tinker around and start repairing it on your own.
A word of advice is that if your watch is still in Apple Care, it would be better if you claim for warranty because repairing it on your own could damage the watch and opening it up will definitely void your warranty, as well. Which means that proper precaution is advised.
With that said, we are going to talk about some tools that you need as well, so you are well prepared for this repair guide.
Tools Required to Repair Apple Watch Series 5
Without a good set of tools you never know what your experience is going to be, really. Therefore, having proper information on all of this is rather important. With that said, we have mentioned the tools you would need to open your Apple Watch Series 5. Considering how most of these tools are really common, chances are that you won’t be needing to buy new ones.
Still, if you do not have all the tools, you could always invest in an iFixit tool kit that should solve most of your problems. With that said, the tools required to open up and potentially repair the Apple Watch Series 5 are listed below.
• A basic toolkit that includes some suction holders.
• A phone opening razor set.
• Opening picks.
• Tweezers.
• A tripoint screwdriver.
• Spuger.

Apple Watch Series 5 Repair Guide 2

Now before we start talking about how to open up your Apple Watch, we are going to talk about a number of different damages that you can run into and what you should be doing in that case.

A Damaged Screen

In an ideal condition, the screen of the Apple Watch screen should not break as it uses good, high-quality glass. But glass is glass, and that is why there are tempered glass protectors for the watch’s face. However, there are some higher-end models of the Apple Watch that come with sapphire crystal on the face rather than common glass, and sapphire is a normal material used in higher-end watches, so you do not have to worry about the shattering all that matter. However, in case you do end up damaging the screen or smashing the glass, you will need to replace the glass, or if you have the top tier of Apple Care, you could always opt-in for a replacement, which would make more sense, as well.

Damaging The Strap

One of the best thing about Apple Watches or watches, in general, is that the straps or bracelet are easily changed. While you are not going to be able to damage the strap in a catastrophic manner aside from some scuffs and scratches, if you are still worried, Apple Watches have quick release straps that you can just remove in a matter of seconds and replace them with newer ones.

You could go for the first party straps if you want but if that is not enough, you could always invest in third party options like a Milanese mesh strap, or a stainless steel bracelet. The choice truly is yours.

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Water Damage

Water damage is perhaps one of the most common culprits behind a lot of hour devices failing on us. With Apple Watches, the case is not going to be that egregious. For starters, almost all the Apple Watches available in the market are certified under the ISO Standard 22810:2010, which means that the watches are capable of having water resistance of up to 50 meters.

However, Apple does warn that the watches are not made for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities that involve deep or high-velocity water as that will damage the watch. In case of water damage, your best case is to dry the watch by putting it in a bag of rice as it is going to soak out all the moisture and then let it dry for at least 24 hours.

Should You Open The Apple Watch on Your Own?

Now, here is the tricky part. We know that we talked about opening the watch on your own and even listed the tools, but here is the thing. The process can be tricky. As a watch enthusiast, I have opened a lot of watches on my own and this is nothing like that. You are going to need a lot of patience, and even then, you are voiding the warranty on your own.

The good news is that Apple Care should help you to some extent but if you have completely lost hope and damaged the watch altogether, take it to professionals rather than opening it on your own. True, you are going to pay the professionals to do the repairs on their own but at least you will know that they have all the right tools for the job. Not just that, professionals also know how to source the right parts.

With that said, as long as there is a genuine flaw with your Apple Watch like the watch is not charging or there are random reboots that are happening or the battery is bloating, Apple will be more than happy to accept the warranty claim provided that there has been no tampering with the watch and you have the right receipts as well.

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Now if you are still adherent on fixing the Apple Watch on your own, the thing that you need to understand here is that you can. Sourcing the parts can be difficult but if you have exhausted all your options and going to a repair is not something you are willing to, you can start the teardown on your own.

You can find really handy guides for that on the internet and that should solve most of your issues as far as the repairing is concerned. Just be sure that whenever you are taking apart the watch, you have drained the battery, removed the straps, and made sure that you are being careful about the process. There are a lot of fragile cables that can break if you force too hard and that will result in you losing the device forever. So, proper care is always advised.

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Jokes aside, the Gorilla Glass Screen on your Phone needs significantly less impact than a raging silverback to crack it. A sharp knock at an unfortunate angle will see your lovely clear screen turned into a practically unusable spider’s web of cracks. To protect your phone, you need at least a tempered glass screen protector – these come in thicknesses of anywhere from 0.3 to 0.5mm. Not only will it save you from playing your mobile games through the glassy crevices of a broken screen, glass protectors help improve touch sensitivity and colour. You also will have less chance of needing mobile repairs later..

If you’re reading this just after dropping your phone from a height onto the marble floor and didn’t have time to act on your advice then you might want to consider checking out Phone screen repair services offered by Mobile Phone Repair Singapore. Or if you wish to DIY, they can provide the parts to you once they ascertain you have the minimum repair knowledge required.

We have found their mobile phone repairs singapore screen repair rates are very affordable and are highly frequented by students at their Bugis Street Outlet.


Here’s how to tell if your Phone has a battery problem:

1. Phone suddenly turns off even though battery indicator shows 20% power remaining.

2. Battery depletes fast enough for you to start noticing and feels hot during charging.

3. Phone is already 1.5 to 2 years old and has completed a full charge cycle count of 300 to 500.

Note: Apple is offering a free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S’s which are affected by unexpected shutdown issues.

Some great tips for keeping your phone battery healthy include keeping your phone away from heat sources like direct sun exposure, refraining from draining your phone’s battery before you charge it, and keeping a charge in your phone even if you put it away for storage – or else the battery might completely forget how to hold a charge when you do dust off that old device eventually.

If you are unsure of whether your battery is spoilt, you can also download this program to check the cycle count of your handphone. If it really does need replacing and you’re feeling brave, you could always check out this video guiding you through how to replace your iPhone 6 battery in just 4 minutes. However, we think you might be better off leaving it the experts.

Kai from Mobile Phone Repair advised our team that once your iPhone starts to die even when it still shows 20% battery life left, it’s highly recommended that it be changed or the power unit of the motherboard can get damaged which will leave you with even more expensive repairs. If the unthinkable does happens and your battery is on its last legs, you might want to consider giving Kai a call for handphone repairs in Singapore. Phone battery replacement at their main Chinatown outlet.

3. Phone doesn’t charge when connected

If you have to keep twisting that Phone cable to get to the sweet spot to get your phone charging, you might need to clean up the port.

Shine a light inside and see if there is anything blocking the metal receptors from the cable head. If it is clean, you might have a bigger problem than grime.

1. If there is an hard object inside like eraser shavings, just use a toothpick and gently pry it out without damaging the metal connectors inside the phone

2. Dust, dirt and grime tend to get stuck inside the charging port. All you need for a clean-up are a pair of tweezers, cotton wool and a little lighter fluid. Just make sure your device is off during this process and don’t stick the tweezers too far into the port.

3. If all else fails, get the professionals to replace the charging port. Yes, it’s possible.


Note 7 being Recalled Again ???



The Galaxy Note7 is in full-on product free-fall right now. Retailers are pulling it off shelves, Samsung has stopped production, and the once-deemed-“safe” versions of the phone are very obviously not. Things, frankly, could not have gone worse for Samsung. The Note7’s launch has been brought to a screeching halt, and while many consumers may have been OK with Samsung’s first battery fire flub given the relatively quick turnaround and response, this second round simply has no hope of retaining that goodwill.


Just a month or so after getting their hands on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note7 phones, thousands of consumers have had to exchange them for new ones this month, in a worldwide recall of the phones sparked by incidents in which they caught fire.

A small number of these consumers even had to exchange the phones twice – after replacements were found to overheat and rapidly drain power while being charged.

Two consumers told The Straits Times that they had to swop their phones again over the weekend. Another five to 10 consumers posted similar complaints about their newly exchanged phones on Samsung Mobile Singapore’s Facebook page.

iPhone 7 review – 4 Stars



  • Good low light camera
  • Water resistant
  • Double the internal capacity


  • Lacks clear upgrades
  • Same design used for last three phones
  • Battery life unimpressive



  • Water resistance brings confidence in robustness of device
  • Same design as previous two years
  • Headphone jack removal is inconvenient



  • 25% brightness boost and more colors are hard to spot
  • Sharpness is still far lower than competitors
  • Contrast ratio for movie watching could be better

If you’re planning to buy the jet black iPhone 7, you need to read this


If you’re planning to buy the gloss back iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you may want to order a case to protect the phone as it can be easily scratched. Apple added a footnote on the iPhone 7’s webpage which states:

The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.