Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the front camera on your LG Escape (p870).

Turn the device over and pull the back plastic cover off by inserting your fingernail into the opening at the bottom of the phone and gently pulling. Turn the device over and pull the back plastic cover off by inserting your fingernail into the opening at the bottom of the phone and gently pulling.
  • Turn the device over and pull the back plastic cover off by inserting your fingernail into the opening at the bottom of the phone and gently pulling.

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With your finger and from the bottom edge, lift the battery out of the phone and set it aside. You now have access to:
  • With your finger and from the bottom edge, lift the battery out of the phone and set it aside.

  • You now have access to:

  • Your SD card

  • Your SIM card

  • Your device's serial numbers

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Remove the 4 Phillips 00 screws securing the speaker assembly to the phone housing.
  • Remove the 4 Phillips 00 screws securing the speaker assembly to the phone housing.

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Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver between the speaker assembly and the rear housing Pry the speaker assembly out of the phone and set it aside
  • Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver between the speaker assembly and the rear housing

  • Pry the speaker assembly out of the phone and set it aside

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Remove the remaining 6 screws securing the plastic frame to the back housing
  • Remove the remaining 6 screws securing the plastic frame to the back housing

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Insert a black plastic spudger or a small flathead screwdriver between the back silver bezel and the black area and begin prying the bezel away from the rest of the phone Continue working your way around the phone, prying carefully with your prying tool When you work the frame free, set it aside
  • Insert a black plastic spudger or a small flathead screwdriver between the back silver bezel and the black area and begin prying the bezel away from the rest of the phone

  • Continue working your way around the phone, prying carefully with your prying tool

  • When you work the frame free, set it aside

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Wifi and cell service antennas
  • Wifi and cell service antennas

  • LCD connector

  • Back camera connector

  • Front camera connector

  • Touch screen/ digitizer connector

  • Charger port connector

  • Headphone jack connector

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With a spudger or safe open pry tool, carefully detach the LCD flex connector Release the two antennae from their connectors Release the back camera's flex from its connector
  • With a spudger or safe open pry tool, carefully detach the LCD flex connector

  • Release the two antennae from their connectors

  • Release the back camera's flex from its connector

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Release the charging port flex from its connector Release the front camera's flex from its connector
  • Release the charging port flex from its connector

  • Release the front camera's flex from its connector

  • Release the touch screen/digitizer's flex cable from its connector

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Release the headphone jack's flex cable from its connector
  • Release the headphone jack's flex cable from its connector

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With a pair of tweezers, VERY carefully pull the volume button flex out of the rear housing Repeat the process with the power button flex cable
  • With a pair of tweezers, VERY carefully pull the volume button flex out of the rear housing

  • Repeat the process with the power button flex cable

  • The power button and volume button flex cables will tear very easily, so be cautious

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Lift the motherboard away from the housing, taking extra care not to snag any of the antennae or flex cables Set the motherboard aside
  • Lift the motherboard away from the housing, taking extra care not to snag any of the antennae or flex cables

  • Set the motherboard aside

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Insert a small flathead screwdriver or black plastic spudger between the front silver bezel and the black plastic mid-frame Gently pry on the bezel to release the clips adhering the screen to the mid-frame
  • Insert a small flathead screwdriver or black plastic spudger between the front silver bezel and the black plastic mid-frame

  • Gently pry on the bezel to release the clips adhering the screen to the mid-frame

  • Work your way around the phone, still using the small flathead or spudger, until the screen is fully separated

  • Remove the screen, taking care not to tear the flex cable that is still threaded through the housing.

  • After carefully threading the digitizer and outer housing/bezel from the middle bracket you'll notice the digitizer is held on by a band of very strong adhesive - this will be destroyed when you take off the old digitizer. When you replace your digitizer you can use double-sided tape or epoxy to hold the new digitizer on the bezel.

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Insert a small flathead screwdriver or a black plastic spudger between the top of the ear speaker and the housing Carefully pry the ear speaker out of the phone and set it aside
  • Insert a small flathead screwdriver or a black plastic spudger between the top of the ear speaker and the housing

  • Carefully pry the ear speaker out of the phone and set it aside

  • Be sure to note the orientation of the replacement speaker when you reassemble the device

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Using a spudger or a small flathead screwdriver, pry the front camera out of its socket, but to not remove it from the phone Turn the phone over and peel the adhesive portion of the camera's flex cable off of the phone
  • Using a spudger or a small flathead screwdriver, pry the front camera out of its socket, but to not remove it from the phone

  • Turn the phone over and peel the adhesive portion of the camera's flex cable off of the phone

  • Remove the camera and set it aside

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Conclusion

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

Brad

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