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  1. Samsung Captivate Earpiece Replacement, Samsung Captivate Earpiece Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back cover by pressing on the bottom section of the phone and sliding the bottom piece downward.

    • Lift up the back cover.

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    • Place your finger on the bottom of the battery and lift to remove.

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    • Replace the old battery with the new one.

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    • Insert the spudger underneath the bottom section of the phone.

    • Gently lift and push the spudger to slide the bottom section down to reveal two hidden screws.

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    • Remove the six 4.5mm #000 Phillips screws.

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    • Starting at a bottom corner, use the spudger to separate the rear case from the front display.

    • Move the spudger towards the top on both sides. The plastic opening tool is easier to use for this step.

    • Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic.

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    • Separate the rear case from the phone.

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    • Use a spudger tool to pry up the antenna cable from the connector on the motherboard.

    • Pry up the other end of the cable from the connector on the antenna array.

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    • Use the spudger tool to pry up the chip labeled "NEC." This releases the chip.

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    • Gently lift the camera assembly out of the plastic housing.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the three highlighted connectors.

    • Pry straight up and be careful to pry against the connector, not the socket on the motherboard itself.

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    • Use your fingers to lift up the logic board from the assembly.

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    • Gently pull up on the audio jack, taking the attached ribbon cable with it.

    • There is a small amount of glue holding the ribbon cable that attaches the audio jack to the earpiece.

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    • The earpiece is attached to the 3.5mm audio jack. You will need to replace the entire assembly.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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