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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the motherboard cover assembly in the LG G3 (D855).

  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.

    • 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. Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess.
    • Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess.

  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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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 clips which hold the cover in its place. The clips can be a bit resistive. If you're having trouble prying up the motherboard cover, slightly rotate the opening pick 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 clips which hold the cover in its place.

    • The clips can be a bit resistive. If you're having trouble prying up the motherboard cover, slightly rotate the opening pick sideways to make the process easier.

    • Work your way along the right edge.

  11. Carefully lift the right edge of the motherboard cover. The remaining plastic clips should open during this process or can be unhinged easily by hand. Remove the motherboard assembly.
    • Carefully lift the right edge of the motherboard cover.

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

    • Remove the motherboard assembly.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers Community for help.

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