Introduction

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

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  • 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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Image 1/2: You now have access to: Image 2/2: Your SD card
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Pry the speaker assembly out of the phone and set it aside Image 2/2: 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

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Image 1/3: Continue working your way around the phone, prying carefully with your prying tool Image 2/3: When you work the frame free, set it aside Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: LCD connector
  • 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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Image 1/3: Release the two antennae from their connectors Image 2/3: Release the back camera's flex from its connector Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Release the front camera's flex from its connector Image 2/2: Release the touch screen/digitizer's flex cable 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

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Image 1/2: Repeat the process with the power button flex cable Image 2/2: The power button and volume button flex cables will tear very easily, so be cautious
  • 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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Image 1/2: Set the motherboard aside Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Gently pry on the bezel to release the clips adhering the screen to the mid-frame Image 2/2: Work your way around the phone, still using the small flathead or spudger, until the screen is fully separated
  • 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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Image 1/2: Carefully pry the ear speaker out of the phone and set it aside Image 2/2: Be sure to note the orientation of the replacement speaker when you reassemble the device
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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