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In this guide, you will be removing the screen from the phone, so that you may replace a cracked or malfunctioning screen. This will involve prying the screen out of the phone, unscrewing the motherboard, and disconnecting the screen tether from the motherboard.

  1. LG G5 Screen Replacement, Front Panel Assembly: step 1, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement, Front Panel Assembly: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body.

  2. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the sim card eject tool (0.8mm sim card eject head) into the small hole on the sim card tray.

    • Press inward with some force to eject the tray.

    • Pull the sim card tray out of the phone.

  3. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone.

  4. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the glass screen and the metal body.

    • Pry the glass from the body only a slight amount.

    Holy this step is hard

    Nickstar - Reply

    It is, i can’t seem to do it too easily either. Maybe i need to heat it up? I don’t want to damage it as it will still be used as a camera.

    Theawesomegamer2yt Gaming -

  5. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the Spudger into the now open space between the body and screen.

    • Push inward to separate the screen even more.

    • Slowly slide the nylon spudger up the edge the phone till the screen pops out of the body.

    • When putting the screen back in, press the edges down from the top of the phone to the bottom. The screen should "pop" into place.

    My LCD started to let loose using this way to saparate the top and bottom of the phone.

    I used a guitar pick and slided it from the bottom to the top like the dude in this video:

    Didn’t had to use a lot of force this way, and my screen almost didn’t bend !

    Ray Bas - Reply

    Yep! I did it also with this method. Wayy better and easier ;)

    ronlad.garud -

    My screen cracked taking it out following ifixit method . Right when I got to the part where it starts to curve at the top. Just shattered.

    Randy - Reply

    I found it easier to run the tool or a pick along the sides, and then sort of hinge the thing open at the top rather than running completely around the screen. It gets a little dicey where the glass starts to curve.

    Arthur Heller - Reply

  6. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Peel the screen away from the body. The two parts should be completely separated.

  7. LG G5 Screen Replacement, Screen: step 7, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement, Screen: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Once the screen has been separated from the back of the phone, now you can remove the motherboard.

    • Using the #00 Philips head, remove the six 2.7mm Phillips screws.

    Pry up on the connector to remove the camera before trying to lift motherboard

    asears - Reply

    That is so important he needs to edit this quickly

    princeton2u - Reply

    need to remove the 1 back & the fromt camera connectors..

    Thorondor - Reply

  8. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon-connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily.

  9. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the motherboard of the phone from the screen of the phone

    Don't forget to take out the speaker and the rubber parts that need to be transferred to the other frame.

    celldoctorsinc - Reply

    where and the !&&* are pictures or even any explanation whatsoever of replacing a cracked screen one wrong move via this poor por set instruction fricking breaks it all this guide should be removed now!

    fixitcrap - Reply

    I had to move over from old to new assembly:

    rubberpart next to speaker contacts

    flat plasticpart under speaker


    rubberpart between speaker and front camera, sits then on two tiny sensors on motherboard

    all 3 cameras

    dl7utx - Reply

    We had to move to the new assembly:

    tiny rubber part to the left of the speaker contacts (pinned by the plastic speaker housing)

    speaker (aka earpiece - step 10)

    plastic speaker housing (aka earpiece casing - step 11)

    tiny front facing camera

    left rear camera (the middle rear camera stayed on the logic board).

    other than that, the guide, combined with careful observation, was help us successfully replace the broken screen.

    gmg - Reply

  10. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Make sure to transfer the earpiece from the old screen to the new screen or else you wouldn't be able to hear anyone when you make phone calls!

    • The component is fragile so don't try to force it to come out with a pair of tweezers. A pick should be able to wedge it out.

    • Be careful with the adhesive that's connected to it. It's easy to pull out.

    I have a G5 SE. The earpiece is slightly different. I pried close to the screw and the whole plastic casing came out as one. Skip step 11. The regular G5 looks like this guide.

    Stephen Greydanus - Reply

  11. LG G5 Screen Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Also remove the earpiece casing from the old screen by popping it out with a pair of tweezers.

    • On the new screen, place the casing down first and making sure that it's locked in place. Then place the earpiece on top of it. Gently push it down with your finger until it's secure.


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

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I just did a screen replacement following this guide. The #000 phillips fit a lot better than the #00, but otherwise this guide was great. It took about 15 minutes to do from start to finish and I'd say it was one of the more easy replacements I've had to do, since there were minimal components that had to be transferred over from the old to the new screen.


kooshkooshlm - Reply

this is great - success - thank you. A little confusing between step 4 and 5 as I think you reverse angles on the photos - in step 4 the motherboard is right under where you have the opening tool and in step 5 you have the spudger on the other side.

davidkaplowitz - Reply

one of the 2 screws from the bottom pinged across the room when I did this and I'm pretty sure I don't have any hope of finding it perhaps until I move house. Any ideas on where I can find another? UK based. replacebase doesn't have them. It works fine without, just would like it screwed together properly...

davidkaplowitz - Reply

Followed these steps no problem. Only heads up: Make sure that the replacement screen you buy comes a speaker, or make sure you move your old one over. This step isn't shown in the above, and was required for me.

richard schaap - Reply

I think the guide could be a bit more completed. Its vague and doesn't seem like a full repair guide.

Jericho Ortiz - Reply

seems vague at first look, but there is really nothing more to add expect changing the speaker to the new display.

einself - Reply

Screen replaced bit now no Wi-Fi

Is there any solutions to this ?

I have tried bending the contact pins out but this has made no difference

Camera5 Amazon - Reply

There are components that must be heated to be removed after the last step of this process.

Rebekah - Reply

I lost the notification LED light after the replacement of the screen, toggling in setting has no effect. Don’t know if it’s the replacement part or something I did.

Gwok Wing Chui - Reply

There is a rubber part that lies in front of your proximity sensor on your main board that may not be included with your new screen (I’ve had 2 screens come with and two without). If you are experiencing proximity sensor issues it is likely because you forgot to move this part because it was not included with your new screen.

Jian-Ming CHANG - Reply

You explain everything well except you did not mention that the camera lens also need to be swapped to the new screen, similar to the ear piece

n2b - Reply

Followed the steps above - good guide. I would add a step between 7 and 8 to disconnect the left camera. Also show a picture after step 11 as the ear piece casing has a plastic surround that comes with it.

Tim Bruin - Reply

My version doesn’t have a battery release or sim card - is it still ok to do a screen replacement using this guide?

mich - Reply

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