⚠️️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.
Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536 (Samsung Galaxy A53 5G) with each step description and the required set of tools.
Step 2. Remove the tray
Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.
⚠️️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.
Step 3. Open the back cover
We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.
ℹ️️ The surface of the back cover must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.
Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often the most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.
Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.
Step 4. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the eight screws.
⚠️️ Be careful! One screw of a different size, it is important not to screw it into another hole when assembling.
Step 5. Open the cover
Pry over the edges. Move an opening tool along the edge detach the clips and remove the cover with antenna pads and tracks.
ℹ️️ Try to lift the cover by the edges and not push anything between them to not accidentally touch or short-circuit anything on the circuit board.
Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector
Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.
ℹ️️ Samsung Galaxy A53 model has a battery EB-BA336ABY with 5000 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).
Step 9. Remove the inter-board cable
Carefully, preferably from the edge, disconnect the connectors and remove the inter-board cable connecting the mainboard to the daughterboard (also known as the sub-board).
⚠️️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.
ℹ️️ An arrow on the FFC cable (flexible flat cable) indicates its correct position.
Step 10. Remove the coaxial cable
Disconnect the connectors, detach from attachments on the circuit boards and remove the two coaxial cables.
⚠️️ Cables have a color and both serve different goals, so to attach them back in the right place, when reassembly, it is necessary. To help with it the manufacturer wrote the marks on the circuit boards related with color where b-black cable, w-white cable to not mix them up.
Step 11. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew the two screws securing the sub-board.
Step 13. Remove the daughterboard
Remove the sub-board. It may be glued to the frame or attached with attachments like latches or hooks, so be careful.
ℹ️️ The sub-board contains a charging port (Micro-USB), microphone, cards holder, spring contacts for the speaker, and an antenna unit.
⚠️️ It is not necessary to insert the tool underneath when removing the sub-board. Internal components could be damaged.
Step 16. Unscrew one screw
Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH #000), unscrew one screw securing the motherboard.
Step 17. Remove the motherboard
Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the circuit board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the circuit board.
The motherboard, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks, be careful.
⚠️️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.
Detailed disassembly instructions of Samsung Galaxy A53 SM-A536 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:
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