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.

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

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

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

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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Gently remove the blue transparent tape from the connector.

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With the plastic opening tool, gently pry the LCD connector from the motherboard.
  • 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.
  • Take the front case and unscrew the four Phillips #000 (1mm) screws around the ribbon.

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Gently pull the orange ribbon from the number pad casing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #000 (3mm) screws at the corners of the phone.

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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.
  • 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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Be very careful to not damage the green keypad board when using the plastic opening tool.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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If you have never soldered before, or need a refresher, take a look at iFixit's soldering guide before starting this step.
  • 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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