Introduction

This guide will show you how to take your LG Flare apart to reach the microphone and replace it.

If you find yourself having cell phone issues such as someone not being able to hear you during a phone call or audio recordings are not picking up any noise, you may have a broken microphone.

Remove back cover by pressing on the top middle raised lines of the back cover and sliding the cover off. Remove back cover by pressing on the top middle raised lines of the back cover and sliding the cover off.
  • Remove back cover by pressing on the top middle raised lines of the back cover and sliding the cover off.

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Remove battery by popping the top out and removing the battery.
  • Remove battery by popping the top out and removing the battery.

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Use appropriately sized Philips-head screwdriver to remove the 6 small screws on the back of the phone under the battery.
  • Use appropriately sized Philips-head screwdriver to remove the 6 small screws on the back of the phone under the battery.

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Use blue wedge tool to pop back panel apart around the edges, and then pry the whole piece off.
  • Use blue wedge tool to pop back panel apart around the edges, and then pry the whole piece off.

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Use wedge to separate tabs on green circuit board from front body of phone.
  • Use wedge to separate tabs on green circuit board from front body of phone.

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Use wedge to pop orange connecting strip off of circuit board.
  • Use wedge to pop orange connecting strip off of circuit board.

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Un-clip 2 metal clips on one side of circuit board.
  • Un-clip 2 metal clips on one side of circuit board.

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Using tweezers and wedge, remove silver piece from green circuit board. Using tweezers and wedge, remove silver piece from green circuit board.
  • Using tweezers and wedge, remove silver piece from green circuit board.

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Remove microphone (rip soldering)
  • Remove microphone (rip soldering)

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Solder new microphone in place OR buy replacement circuit board  from www.ifixit.com and replace.
  • Solder new microphone in place OR buy replacement circuit board from www.ifixit.com and replace.

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Conclusion

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

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