Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge screen replacement recommendations

Hi all,

Unfortunately today I broke(more like smashed) the screen on my phone at the gym. The LCD seems to be damaged too(funky colours showing at a small spot) so I would be looking at a complete replacement. I did research before posting here. Facebook marketplace has it for ~ $200, eBay ~ $150 and Aliexpress ~ $80. I have come across ones that are new, and ones that are refurbished. No idea which one would be better. The ozbargain in me tells me get it from Aliexpress, however are these legit screen replacements, super amoled supporting full resolution? Does anyone have any experience on ordering a screen replacement on any of these websites, any other recommendations on where I should buy one? I have a white galaxy s6 edge, though I don't mind changing to a different colour as long as the screen is good. Thank you.

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    Have a look at YouTube the process how to replace the screen for your phone DIY before ordering the part :)

    I don't think there are fake screens for S6e in the market (I could be wrong though) but if the part you order from AliExpress doesn't work you have then dug a half a hole for yourself. Check the seller's feedback first, if it's mainly positive then you should be fine :)

    Also paying $200 for a part for a $300 phone is something to think about :D

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      Exactly, not paying $200 so wanted to know if any of you guys get your screens from a cheaper source. I will most definitely have a look in the sellers rating, and hope they send out a good screen which doesn't fail after a couple of hours of usage.

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        Yes. If you love the phone $80 is not bad, but I don't know how difficult the process to replace the screen is for this model.

        If it works after installation the chances are its a good part. And I don't think AliExpress seller's thrive on negative feedback so they wouldn't knowingly send a broken part.

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    Get an updated phone. Why spend money on a, basically, obsolete one.

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      I am not a tech nerd. I was thinking of using this phone until it starts playing up(software bugs samsung sends out so you eventually upgrade) So far I am 100% satisfied with its performance.

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    Take it to a Samsung official store and get it fixed for $240

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      That is a bit too much, also I am thinking that is the top part of the screen only, not the AMOLED included might be wrong, but still too expensive

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    You could buy a refurbished S6 or S7 for a similar price to a full LCD replacement. Probably not worth the effort to fit!

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      I had a look, they sell for $300, and for the screen I wouldn't spend anything over $100

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        Have you tried replacing a mobile screen? It's not particularly easy and I'd imagine with the curved edge of the S6 it would be even harder.

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          I have taken the phone apart when I replaced the battery. Heat the cover, pull it off carefully. Then disconnect everything that is connected to the main board, pull it off. Take out the battery. Unscrew i think it was 8-12 screws, and the screen comes out. I am pulling out the whole part, LCD the part that shows the images and the touch part(digitizer). They are glued together. If I were dismantle those two parts, then I would have been in for a treat :)

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    If you're in Melbourne, get to the Carrabean Gardens market. There's a dozen or so little repair stalls there that should be able to fix it for you. Pricing is cheap and these guys know what they're doing.

    https://caribbeangardens.com.au/market/

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      ha my friend went there and they messed up his LCD screen, that it would go fuzzy and unable to touch a couple times, they would not fix it. so clearly they have no idea what their doing

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      I will have a look thanks

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    Unless you are highly competent and sure you can do the repair properly, with that phone, due to value, I would just copy everything over onto computer, do full backup/sync etc, then buy a used s6 edge (if you like the phone that much), then sell smashed screen phone on ebay to the highest bidder. Someone with lots of experience working on phones, will buy it for parts, or buy it and do screen replacement.
    Note:Back everything up from phone and sync etc, IMMEDIATELY. The damage may become worse, then you will be stuck not being able to connect to computer, as need to click screen to approve connection usually, and of course need screen to put password in Else you might be stuck having no choice but to pay for screen replacement, just to get precious photos off phone, if screen stops working.

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      I have once replaced the battery on my phone and took the whole phone to parts. It is pretty much consisted of the electronics with are all on the main board, battery, screen, back cover(which is easy to snap while taking off) and the frame. Screen comes out by undoing the screws. I am speaking of replacing the whole screen part touch and lcd

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        If you enjoyed it, what you did with phone before, then I would attempt it. Keep in mind though, some parts are simply not fixable, eg. If you snap a clip off or worse, could be a repair not even any professional shops will be willing to try to fix.
        As a hobby though, its fine to try it. Certainly just considering cost saving, IMO it is not worth the effort and risk. When can easily sell of on ebay to someone who has done repairs many many times, so they will actually pay a very good price. Sometimes the cost of new screen, subtract that away from value of the used phone, and you end up with what you could have sold it for as is, or maybe you might make $20 from doing the repair. So not worth it financially, but some people enjoy it, so if you enjoy it, its worth a try.
        Because there is actual lcd damage, the glass only repair cannot be done (which is requires special equipment and skills and tools) . Lcd blotch on screen, is repairable.

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    I regularly replace lcds/touchscreens on phones. (it's a hobby. Buy cheaply on marketplace/ebay/gumtree and then sell.)

    I get my screens from Aliexpress, eBay or dhgate. Which ever is cheapest (also depending on feedback for that screen being sold)

    Ifixit is a great site for repair guides. Also YouTube clips to watch people doing it.

    Currently working on an oppo R9, Samsung s8 edge, and iPhone 6

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      I will have a look at dhgate, wasn't aware of that site. Replacing the screen(digitizer)+lcd is quite an easy task. However replacing the touch screen only is where you need to do all the heating, gluing etc…

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        Dhgate - scored an oppo R9s plus touchscreen /lcd from there for $30- supercheap Accidentally ordered 2. Sold the extra for $90 on eBay - win!

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    Honestly, I'd just get a new phone.

    I've ordered a screen from aliexpress before for $30-40 (lcd and screen). I made attempts to pry the screen out (letv pro), but my hair dryer probably wasn't hot enough. Left it till about 8 months later when I went overseas and got someone to do it for cheap. As it turns out, the screen wasn't that great, a bit unresponsive and the lighting wasn't as bright even though it claimed that it was an original part. It's possible that he didn't connect it properly.

    If you are going to go the diy route, consider replacing the battery while you are at it

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      It is ~ 10 screws holding the screen on the galaxy s6. I have took apart the phone when I replaced the battery just to see all the components of the phone :)

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    you still use an s6?

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    I still use an s6 edge. I broke my screen bby falling on a rock lol. Long story. I have watched the youtube videos and can assure you its not a job for the inexperienced. I would love to get it fixed also

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