Yes it separates at the seam where the darker section with the Samsung text meets the light gray part. Here is a decent youtube video some guy made: https://youtu.be/ixNXUh2fnZo I would recommend trying plastic tools to open instead of a razor blade, also graphite is quite messy so I would probably use a small dab of light silicone grease. I buy it at the hardware store in the plumbing section (used for faucet seals). It's a good lightweight grease for rubber & plastic parts and anything sensitive to petroleum base grease. Good luck!