Introduction

This guide will help you replace the LCD screen on your LG CF360 phone. It is a lengthy process, but don't let the number of steps intimidate you! Follow along and you will have a brand-new LCD screen installed in about an hour.

Please note that you will need a soldering iron to complete the replacement. If you need help on soldering, take a look at iFixit's Soldering Guide before you start.

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  • On the back of the phone, place your thumb on the three raised bumps and slide the back cover upward.

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  • Lift and remove the battery.

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  • Remove the two screw covers at the top of phone with tweezers.

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  • Remove the six Phillips #000 (3mm) screws.

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Image 1/3: The plastic side buttons fall out when you take the back cover off. Image 2/3: The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires. Image 3/3: The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the back cover off. Insert the tool between the back cover and red mid section and go around the entire phone.

  • The plastic side buttons fall out when you take the back cover off.

  • The back cover is connected to the speaker by red and black wires.

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Image 1/1: Set the back cover with the speaker aside.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the red and black wires connecting the speaker to the green motherboard by pinching the sides of the plastic base near the motherboard.

  • Set the back cover with the speaker aside.

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Image 1/2: An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet. Image 2/2: An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the snapped-in motherboard from the front panel.

  • An orange ribbon from the LCD is connected to the underside of the motherboard, so do not force the motherboard from the rest of the phone yet.

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  • Gently remove the blue transparent tape from the connector.

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Image 1/1: Set the motherboard aside.
  • With the plastic opening tool, gently pry the LCD connector from the motherboard.

  • Set the motherboard aside.

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  • Take the front case and unscrew the four Phillips #000 (1mm) screws around the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: ''Set the number pad case to the side once it is detached from the ribbon.''
  • Gently pull the orange ribbon from the number pad casing.

  • Set the number pad case to the side once it is detached from the ribbon.

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  • Remove the two red sticker screw coverings at the top corners with tweezers.

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  • Unscrew the four Phillips #000 (3mm) screws at the corners of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side. Image 2/2: Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side.
  • Pry the red sliding backing from the front cover by inserting the plastic opening tool in between the two sections and going around the entire phone.

  • Set the red sliding backing and front cover to the side.

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Image 1/1: Use a plastic opening tool to carefully disconnect the silver L-shaped LCD screen ribbon.
  • Be very careful to not damage the green keypad board when using the plastic opening tool.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully disconnect the silver L-shaped LCD screen ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to carefully pry up the black retainer on the connector. Image 2/2: Use tweezers to carefully pry up the black retainer on the connector.
  • At this point, an orange ribbon is still connected to the white and black Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector on the keypad board. Be careful to not damage the ribbon.

  • Use tweezers to carefully pry up the black retainer on the connector.

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Image 1/2: Slowly rotate the keypad board towards you to disconnect the second orange LCD screen ribbon and remove the board. Image 2/2: Slowly rotate the keypad board towards you to disconnect the second orange LCD screen ribbon and remove the board.
  • Lift the keypad board away from the phone casing using a plastic opening tool.

  • Slowly rotate the keypad board towards you to disconnect the second orange LCD screen ribbon and remove the board.

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Image 1/1: Use a soldering iron and a solder wick to de-solder the 4 wires connected to the LCD screen.
  • If you have never soldered before, or need a refresher, take a look at iFixit's soldering guide before starting this step.

  • Use a soldering iron and a solder wick to de-solder the 4 wires connected to the LCD screen.

  • The LCD screen can easily be removed at this point by lifting it from the phone casing.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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