Samsung A670 Dust Gathering Under Faceplate

My Samsung A670 has a little dust problem. The phone has a transparent window on the faceplate that reveals a secondary LCD which is usually used to display a clock and/or caller ID details. The faceplate window surface and the LCD do not touch – there is in fact few millimeters of enclosed empty space between them. In my phone dust tends to gather in that precise area completely obstructing the LCD making it really hard to read the time. I talked to several other people, and some of them experienced similar issues.

Here is how you fix it: you need to take off the faceplate and clean it up.

First locate the 2 screws under the main LCD. You can simply remove those little protective screw tops with a small screwdriver or a pen tip. They are held in place by some sort of adhesive goo and can be replaced easily

1. Remove Screw Tops

Remove the screws. You will need a very small Philips head. I was able to use PH00 from my Husky 14-in-1 Precision set.

2. Remove the Screws

Here is the hard part – you need to locate 4 snap-in points on each side of the LCD. They are located about an inch from the top and bottom edge of the phone. You will need a small flat head screwdriver to pry them open. They really have a tight grip, but if you manage to wedge your screwdriver in the right place they pop-off easily.

3. Pop off the Face Plate

Now just gently wipe the dust off the LCD and the inside of the faceplate window. If you have compressed air this is a good time to use it.

Afterwards, the face plate should snap back into place easily. I hope this helps.

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