1. Katie Bayliss's Avatar
    Hi all - My S5 just got nudged onto the floor. It's turning on fine and all the side buttons are working, but the screen goes from black to green lines and that's it. Is it totally done for???

    Any tips or tricks gratefully received!
    01-17-2015 10:44 AM
  2. AZgl1500's Avatar
    yes, it does sound like it should have had a good protective case on it.

    I don't go for those "ultra thin cases" as they don't provide enough protection from a really hard hit to concrete or tile floors.

    Most likely it will cost you about $200 to repair it.

    this link will show you how to repair it yourself, if you have the nerve to do it.

    * [Guide] Samsung Galaxy S5 Repair Guide | Complete Teardown | Android Forums

    01-17-2015 02:29 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    this link will show you how to repair it yourself
    Which I strongly don't recommend, because if you do it wrong, it will cost you more to have th damage you cause repaired before the screen can be replaced. (And you usually damage the first 5 or 6 phones you replace screens on, which is why technicians practice on phones not worth repairing, with broken screens instead of good ones.)
    01-17-2015 10:41 PM
  4. AZgl1500's Avatar
    that point is well made in the thread.... there is not a technician alive who was able to fix the very first one w/o breaking something...

    and also the reason why I inserted the words "IF you have the nerve to do it"

    Unfortunately in these cases, it is best to use a qualified repair service, or send it back to Samsung for repair. It won't be covered by warranty though.
    01-17-2015 11:26 PM
  5. Elan Gauche's Avatar
    I just signed up to thank you all. I just did the same fix after I dropped the phone and it worked.
    03-22-2016 10:03 PM

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