Introduction

Use this guide to replace the vibration motor on your LG G3 Vigor.

Locate the notch on the bottom right of the phone.
  • Locate the notch on the bottom right of the phone.

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Gently pull the cover on the back of the phone off to locate the battery.
  • Gently pull the cover on the back of the phone off to locate the battery.

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Remove the battery by lifting from the slot at the bottom of the battery.
  • Remove the battery by lifting from the slot at the bottom of the battery.

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Remove the twelve Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the rest of the phone.
  • Remove the twelve Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the rest of the phone.

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Work a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to separate the midframe from the rest of the phone. Work a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to separate the midframe from the rest of the phone. Work a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to separate the midframe from the rest of the phone.
  • Work a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone to separate the midframe from the rest of the phone.

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Use the spudger to gently unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard. Then remove the rear facing camera.
  • Use the spudger to gently unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard. Then remove the rear facing camera.

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Use the spudger to gently unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard. Remove the front camera.
  • Use the spudger to gently unplug the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard.

  • Remove the front camera.

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Use the flat edge of a spudger to disconnect the motherboard ribbon connector.
  • Use the flat edge of a spudger to disconnect the motherboard ribbon connector.

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Use the pointed end of a spudger to push back the two motherboard retaining flaps. The motherboard should now be able to be lifted out of the device.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to push back the two motherboard retaining flaps.

  • The motherboard should now be able to be lifted out of the device.

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Use a spudger to remove the vibration motor.
  • Use a spudger to remove the vibration motor.

    • It may have some slight adhesive, so some force may be necessary.

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Conclusion

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

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