Use this guide to replace the charging assembly in the event of an inability to charge.

Press and hold the END key to power the phone down.
  • Press and hold the END key to power the phone down.

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Remove the back cover of the cell phone using a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the back cover of the cell phone using a plastic opening tool.

The LEGO Brick Separator ( also works perfectly if you don’t have the iFixit Opening Tool handy.

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  • Pry the battery out using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Using tweezers, remove the SIM card by sliding it towards the bottom of the device.

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  • Using a nylon spudger, push through the hole at the top of the memory card holder to slide it out.

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  • Remove the 10 4.0 mm Phillips screws on the back of the phone using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Not needed, but Tweezers can be helpful in removing the screws from their holes, as their size makes removal a tad difficult.

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  • Starting at the USB port, slide a plastic tool around the perimeter of the phone between the rear housing and frame. As you work your way around the edge you will feel the clips release.

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  • Carefully separate the rear housing and the mid-frame to reveal the inside of the phone.

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  • Remove the 2 flex cables shown that attach to the USB board, Tweezers can be especially helpful here.

Attention! Some Models have also an Cable on the right side for the 3G-Module. Also this have to be removed. In this case the Module is also bigger and fixed with 2 tapes.

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  • Gently pry underneath the charging port using the plastic opening tool to separate it from the double sided tape below.

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  • Once its released, gently lift the main board and remove the USB board containing the charging port.

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

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if i open the device like this, can i solder cables on the usb port to connect a wireless charging reciever?

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I was looking for the same solution, and I think it is possible, a closer look at the USB port from various spare parts suppliers, I was in doubt if mine would look the same as the one displayed here, after disassembling my phone, it turned out to be this one:

And it is possible, when messuring connection points, it turns out CN2 on the bord is the +, and - you can fit onto the side of the USB connector itself.

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I have created a Guide describing the addition of wireless charging, it is in no way affecting the phones stability.

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Works great with the S4 mini I9195 LTE version, but mind the different spare part (as linked above:

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