Introduction

How to remove the circuit board from an LG CG180 cell phone.

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  • Power down the cell phone by pressing and holding down the red "end call" button.

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  • Turn the phone screen-down so you are looking at the back cover.

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  • Slide the back cover down using your finger to remove the cover from the phone.

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  • Place your finger at the top of the battery in small gap.

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  • Press downward while pulling outward to remove the battery.

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  • Remove all four screws on the back of the phone using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Insert a plastic opening tool in the seam.

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  • Run the tool along the seam to release all the tabs.

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  • Pull the phone back cover off once all the tabs are released.

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  • Push the contents of the phone away from the hardshell case by applying pressure to the keypad with both thumbs.

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  • The hardshell case is separated from the rest of the phone.

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  • Separate keypad from circuit board by turning it upside down and allowing it to fall off.

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  • Place the circuit board with the display facing downward.

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Image 1/1: Be careful with the display because it is still attached by electrical tape.
  • Use thumb to release both white clips at the top of the circuit board.

  • Be careful with the display because it is still attached by electrical tape.

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  • Once both clips are released, turn over the circuit board so that the display is facing upward.

  • Carefully lift the display from the left side and open to the right.

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  • Carefully remove the electrical tape from the display.

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  • The display is disconnected from the circuit board.

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  • The circuit board is separated from the rest of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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