Introduction

Most of the LG Cosmos 2 must be disassembled prior to replacing the buttons. Follow these steps to complete this task.

Insert the plastic opener into the slot at the top of the device.
  • Insert the plastic opener into the slot at the top of the device.

  • Apply gentle pressure with the plastic tool to pop the back case off.

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Use the plastic opener to lift, and remove, the device battery.
  • Use the plastic opener to lift, and remove, the device battery.

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  • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the six 2mm screws that are located along the edge of the rear case. Set the screws aside.

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  • Use the plastic opener to pry the rear case loose.

    • This can be difficult. You will need to pry around the entire edge of the rear case, not just in one place.

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  • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the two 3mm screws that attach the motherboard to the front case. Set the screws aside

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  • Rotate the phone 180 degrees and use the plastic opener to lift the metal piece that covers the ribbon cable.

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  • Use the plastic opener to disconnect the ribbon cable.

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  • Use tweezers to disconnect the two cables that attach the motherboard to the case.

    • Note: Pull on the cables gently to prevent damage for future use.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the front case.

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  • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the four 1mm screws. Set the screws aside.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable through the slit in the keyboard case to separate it from the sliding mechanism.

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  • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the four 3mm screws. Set the screws aside.

    • Note: Two of the screws may be hidden underneath a black rubber film. Pull off this film if necessary.

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  • Use the plastic opener to pry open the front of the phone.

  • Slip the ribbon cable through the slit to fully separate the two pieces.

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  • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the two 1mm screws. Set the screws aside.

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  • Detach the ribbon cable with the plastic opener.

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  • Use the spudger to pry the metal piece loose.

  • Remove the metal piece along with the two ribbon cables.

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  • Flip the front of the phone over and the old option buttons will fall out.

  • Insert new option buttons.

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Conclusion

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

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