Samsung Galaxy S21 Earpiece Speaker Replacement Guide

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When all of a sudden the earpiece speaker of your Samsung Galaxy S21 starts to malfunction, and you can no longer hear the other person during phone calls, then it's time to replace it with a new one. This guide will teach you how to do just that in a few simple steps.

Samsung Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a high-end Android smartphone. It features a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Samsung Galaxy S21 is powered by the (Qualcomm Snapdragon) 865 octa-core processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has high performing triple rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. The front camera is 10 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy S21 runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.0 on top.Every phone starts to highlight issues after a certain usage time. It is common for the earpiece speaker to stop working after some time on the Samsung Galaxy S21. It happens because of the constant use of the phone and might also be due to some water or dust damage.If your phone faces this problem, you need not worry, as this guide will help you replace the earpiece speaker on the Samsung Galaxy S21.You will need the following tools to replace the earpiece speaker on the Samsung Galaxy S21:

  • A plastic opening tool
  • A SIM ejection tool
  • A Phillips screwdriver
  • A spudger
  • Suction cup
  • Tweezers
  • Isopropyl alcohol

Power Down Your Phone

Your first step is to power down your phone. To do this, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds and then select "Power off" from the menu on the screen. When replacing any component in your phone, it is always a good idea to power it down. It is because if there is an electrical current running through the phone, it can potentially cause injury. It is also important to avoid static electricity, which can damage the phone.

Remove the Back Panel

Removing the back panel is one of the toughest steps while replacing the earpiece speaker on the Samsung Galaxy S21. We prefer if you were very careful while doing this as there are a lot of small and delicate parts inside the phone.Start by using the SIM ejection tool to remove the SIM card tray from the top of the phone. Then, you can use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back panel. Start from the bottom and work your way up. Once the back panel is open, you can see the battery, the motherboard, and other components.To make this process easier, use a heating pad to soften the adhesive holding the back panel. Set the heating pad to low heat and place it on the back panel for a few minutes. It will help to loosen the adhesive and make it easier to remove the back panel. Use opening picks and insert them around the edges of the back panel to separate it from the phone.Once the back panel is removed, you can see the earpiece speaker at the top of the phone.

Removing the camera shell

The camera shell needs to be removed for you to proceed with this guide. You will need heating pads, and a few opening picks because this step follows the same rule as the above. The camera shell needs to be heated for the adhesive to get loosened, and then you can use the opening picks to pry it off.

Removing the motherboard bracket

Remove the five screws that are holding down the motherboard bracket. Be very careful not to lose any of the screws, as they are very small and can be easily misplaced. Once the screws are removed, you can lift the motherboard bracket and set it aside. A few clips are holding down the motherboard, so be careful while handling it.

Disconnecting the Battery

Disconnecting the battery is important as you will be working with electrical components. To disconnect the battery, use the spudger to pry it out of its socket. Be careful while doing this, as the battery is delicate and can easily be damaged. Once the battery is disconnected, you can proceed to the next step.Some important flex cables are getting a connection from the battery to the motherboard. Try to remove these cables as they are very delicate and can be easily damaged. The wireless charging coil and cable also need to be removed. Remove its cable and peel off the can with a bit of force.

Disconnecting the earpiece speaker cable

To disconnect the earpiece speaker cable, use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the press connector.

Removing the earpiece speaker

Remove the seven screws that are holding down the earpiece speaker. Be very careful not to lose any of the screws, as they are very small and can be easily misplaced. Once the screws are removed, you can lift the earpiece speaker and set it aside.Now you are ready to replace your new earpiece for your Samsung galaxy s21

Installing the new earpiece speaker

To install the new earpiece speaker, reverse the steps you followed to remove the old one. Start by attaching the new earpiece speaker and then screwing it down. Be careful not to over-tighten the screws, as this can damage the earpiece speaker.

Final Words

If you think this replacement guide is somewhat above your expertise, you should get in touch with Cellfixx. Cellfixx provides impeccable phone repair services in Vancouver and its suburbs. They will be able to replace your earpiece speaker in no time. We hope this guide was helpful to you and that you were able to replace your earpiece speaker without any problems. Contact us and stay tuned for more informative guides.Thanks for reading!

Published on:
July 29, 2022