Samsung Galaxy S5 replacement parts (display, touchscreen, battery, home button, ribbons) and where to get them

A grim picture

According to a late 2014 study carried out by extended warranty provided, SquareTrade, Americans have spent a cool $23.5 billion on repair or replacement of their smartphones in the last 7 years. That same study also found that 26% of folks stateside have cracked the screen of their iPhone and 15% of them are using it that way. 

Those are some mind-boggling statistics. And more importantly, they seem to capture reality accurately from what we can tell – damaged and totaled smartphones aren't as rare a sight as we'd all like it to be, despite the fact that many use protective cases. But it's not just your glass screen that's at risk – a whole plethora of big or small parts that make your smartphone work can break down on their own or with your 'help'. In such cases, you usually have three options if your phone isn't covered by warranty or insured – seek help form professionals and abdicate control by allowing them to source the needed parts and do the replacement itself, do all of that yourself, or simply take care of half the job by getting the parts yourself and then hand them over to someone who knows what he's doing. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and want to go for either of the latter two options, this guide is for you.

Sourcing the parts

Flex cables, ribbons, batteries, rear housings, camera lenses, LCD screens, touchscreen digitizers, physical buttons, and even motherboards – that's just a taste of what could go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S5 units out in the wild. Thankfully, a score of parts suppliers are vying for your repair budget, and in an age of bustling E-conomy, getting these online is easier than ever. We have a few favorites, though, that we've tried and tested, and trust to always faithfully mark parts as original or third-party made to OEM specification. Two examples we're most confident talking about are ETradeSupply and iFixit. The latter has only recently started growing its assortment of replacement parts, but the former's inventory is downright impressive and you can usually find whatever you need at competitive prices and there's U.S. stock available, so shipping times are usually under a week.

There are over 20 different components of the Galaxy S5 you can replace, down to the smallest details – like the charging port door, or the battery's waterproof gasket. Most of these are 'A' grade parts, meaning that they're original Samsung, though there are a few 'R' grade ones, or third-party made, but OEM compliant (usually cheaper).

Most (but not all) Galaxy S5 replacement parts below are available for all models, including the SM-G900T (T-Mobile), SM-G900V (Verizon), SM-G900A (AT&T), SM-G900P (Sprint), SM-G900R4 (U.S. Cellular), SM-G900F (Europe), SM-G900 (International), and SM-G9006V (China Unicom). Repair parts listed are for the international, SM-G900 model. Browse parts for other models here (includes Galaxy S5 Sport and S5 Active).

source: SquareTrade, ETradeSupply, header image courtesy of iFixit

Related phones

Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

"Galaxy S5 LCD screen"? ...shouldn't it be AMOLED screen?

3. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Maybe that one is the "R" grade...

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a AMOLCD, dude lol

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What about motherboard..

4. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I would honestly like to know if Galaxy devices have charging problems? because I've known many friends and family members with Galaxy phones (from all range... S2~S5) and many have had issues with charging, and even replacing the battery wouldn't help.... Repair shops would usually charge a lot here for replacing the "charging controller" from the motherboard or something like that... Yesterday my mother's S4 Mini faced the issue of extremely slow charging without any intensive app running, so I uninstalled Facebook and ask her to use the browser instead.. But I worry that the phone will fail regarding what I previously stated...

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Haven't had that on my S5 or my old S4 but who knows.

8. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Some galaxies have had issues with charging ports in the phones. The phone may display "Charging", but is not actually making a good enough connection to charge properly or even charge at all. You have three options: 1) File an insurance claim and pay the deductible ($200) to receive a refurbished device. 2) Bring it to a third party service center and have the port repaired($125) or 3) Remove that battery and charge it via desktop charger. Desktop chargers are rather cheap. Radio Shacks going out of business have had chargers for as little as $10. John B.

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Since batteries account for 35-40% of smartphone repairs, it is a very good thing that the S5 still retains accessibility to the battery. It's right there in black and white people. I've been saying it all along. Since the advent of sealing in batteries and manufacturers focusing on looks rather durability, SAS(Service After Sale) is a huge profit margin for insurance companies, sevice centers and manufacturers. It is one thing to try and justify high markups vs FOB for devices to bank profits. But, now add in the SAS, and we have begun to open our wallets for every little thing for this industry. Where is the sanity? Is there nothing left for the consumer to actually do themselves to keep costs down? John B.

10. Mithan

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

They don't care. Look at the sales for the S6, Samsung thinks it's all due to design however with such a huge sale for the S4, I think preorders are mostly due to two-year contracts coming up which didn't happen with the S6. Now because the s6 is popular, the open design is done. Others will follow suite. I had an S4, why would I buy an s5? If I got an s6, I wouldn't get an s7.

9. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

No SM-G900H ?

11. Jimmyor

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

Just got a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 screen replacement from and replaced it by myself. Now the phone works well.

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