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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace a damaged digitizer and LCD on your LG G3.

This part is only the fused display and digitizer and does not contain the support frame. If your replacement part includes the frame, follow this shorter, less complicated screen replacement guide.

  1. Power off your phone before beginning disassembly. Insert a thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom left of the back cover.
    • Power off your phone before beginning disassembly.

    • Insert a thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom left of the back cover.

    • Pry the back cover up to separate its plastic clips.

  2. Lift the back cover to release the rest of the plastic clips and remove it. In case you can't lift the back cover completely, slide your fingernail or your prying tool around the midframe to release the remaining clips.
    • Lift the back cover to release the rest of the plastic clips and remove it.

    • In case you can't lift the back cover completely, slide your fingernail or your prying tool around the midframe to release the remaining clips.

    • Remove the back cover.

    • To reinstall the back cover, press it firmly into place until you hear a snap from the plastic clips to form a seamless connection with the rear side of the phone.

  3. Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess. Lever the battery up until you can get a good grip.
    • Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess.

    • Lever the battery up until you can get a good grip.

  4. Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it. Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it.
    • Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it.

  5. Remove the four Phillips #00 screws (4 mm length).
    • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws (4 mm length).

  6. Insert a thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom left of the back cover you used earlier to remove the back cover. Pry up the plastic panel, including the loudspeaker, until you can get a good grip.
    • Insert a thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom left of the back cover you used earlier to remove the back cover.

    • Pry up the plastic panel, including the loudspeaker, until you can get a good grip.

  7. Carefully remove the plastic panel including the loudspeaker by gently pulling it away from the phone assembly. Carefully remove the plastic panel including the loudspeaker by gently pulling it away from the phone assembly. Carefully remove the plastic panel including the loudspeaker by gently pulling it away from the phone assembly.
    • Carefully remove the plastic panel including the loudspeaker by gently pulling it away from the phone assembly.

  8. Remove the eight Phillips #00 screws (4 mm length).
    • Remove the eight Phillips #00 screws (4 mm length).

  9. Insert an opening pick between the bottom right corner of the motherboard cover and the motherboard. Pry up the motherboard cover to open the plastic clamps which hold the cover in its place. The clamps can be a bit restive. In case you're having trouble to open them you can flip the opening pick a bit sideways to make the process easier.
    • Insert an opening pick between the bottom right corner of the motherboard cover and the motherboard.

    • Pry up the motherboard cover to open the plastic clamps which hold the cover in its place.

    • The clamps can be a bit restive. In case you're having trouble to open them you can flip the opening pick a bit sideways to make the process easier.

    • Work your way along the right edge of the motherboard cover and use the opening pick to pry it up.

  10. Get a good grip to the motherboard cover assembly and start to lift the right edge of it. The remaining plastic clamps should open during this process or can be unhinged easily by hand. Remove the motherboard assembly.
    • Get a good grip to the motherboard cover assembly and start to lift the right edge of it.

    • The remaining plastic clamps should open during this process or can be unhinged easily by hand.

    • Remove the motherboard assembly.

  11. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable.

  12. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the digitizer flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the digitizer flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the digitizer flex cable.

  13. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the rear camera flex cable.

  14. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera flex cable. Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera flex cable.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera flex cable.

  15. Avoid to damage the flex cables you disconnected during the motherboard removal procedure. Slide an opening pick under the bottom right corner of the motherboard and slowly pry it out of its recess by rotating the opening pick sideways.
    • Avoid to damage the flex cables you disconnected during the motherboard removal procedure.

    • Slide an opening pick under the bottom right corner of the motherboard and slowly pry it out of its recess by rotating the opening pick sideways.

  16. Slide the opening pick under the right edge of the motherboard where the SIM card slot is located and pry it up by rotating the opening pick sideways. Slide the opening pick under the right edge of the motherboard where the SIM card slot is located and pry it up by rotating the opening pick sideways.
    • Slide the opening pick under the right edge of the motherboard where the SIM card slot is located and pry it up by rotating the opening pick sideways.

  17. Get a grip to the upper part of the motherboard during the removal procedure to avoid breakage. Carefully remove the motherboard.
    • Get a grip to the upper part of the motherboard during the removal procedure to avoid breakage.

    • Carefully remove the motherboard.

  18. Remove the metal tape to reveal the ribbon cables connected to the screen The metal tape is stuck on there pretty well. Get the plastic opening tool under the right-hand side and corners and slowly work your way to getting it off Be careful when removing the metal tape. We can reuse it after we replace the screen
    • Remove the metal tape to reveal the ribbon cables connected to the screen

    • The metal tape is stuck on there pretty well. Get the plastic opening tool under the right-hand side and corners and slowly work your way to getting it off

    • Be careful when removing the metal tape. We can reuse it after we replace the screen

  19. If you wish to preserve the LCD screen for whatever reason, it is recommended you use a heat gun around the sides in order to weaken the adhesive that keeps the screen in place Take something thin, such as a knife, and wedge it between the screen and the body of the phone
    • If you wish to preserve the LCD screen for whatever reason, it is recommended you use a heat gun around the sides in order to weaken the adhesive that keeps the screen in place

    • Take something thin, such as a knife, and wedge it between the screen and the body of the phone

    • One you have created some space, wedge your plastic opening tool into the space and remove the knife

    • Move your plastic opening tool up and down the side of the phone while lightly pulling up. Repeat this for all sides until the screen comes out

    • If you wish to preserve the LCD screen, be careful how deep you wedge the plastic opening tool in and how hard you pull up to get the screen out. Depending on the depth of the plastic opening tool and strength used, there is a high risk of damaging the LCD screen

    • Remove the old adhesive from the body and replace with new adhesive so the new screen will stay in place

  20. Before reassembly, be sure to transfer the front speaker grille if it is not included with the new screen. If not, carefully push the grille out from the old screen, then reinsert it on the new LCD.
    • Before reassembly, be sure to transfer the front speaker grille if it is not included with the new screen. If not, carefully push the grille out from the old screen, then reinsert it on the new LCD.

Conclusion

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

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