Introduction

How to remove the hardshell case from an LG CG180 cell phone.

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

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

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

Place your finger at the top of the battery in small gap.
  • 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.
  • Press downward while pulling outward to remove the battery.

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

Insert a plastic opening tool in the seam.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool in the seam.

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

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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