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Barebones disassembly of the LG G6 to determine its repairability.

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    • Front and back reference photos.

    • SIM and SD card tray immediately removable.

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    • Opening requires heating the back and cutting through several pieces of adhesive.

    • The glass is fairly stiff and opening isn't too tough, but the rear glass doubles the potential damage if the phone is dropped

    • The rear button is connected to the phone via spring contacts, making opening much safer.

  3. LG G6 Repairability Assessment: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • The rear button is covered by a reinforcement bracket that is adhered to the rear case. Presumably this makes the button less likely to fail, and may protect the rear case as well.

    • The button components and gasket use adhesive, but replacement isn't too challenging. A mechanical button may be more likely to fail than a solid touch button.

  4. LG G6 Repairability Assessment: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • The battery isn't immediately disconnectable; the midframe components must first be removed.

    • Several identical Phillips #00 screws secure the midframe/antenna assembly. These are the only screws in the device.

    • The lower speaker/antenna portion must be removed first; the upper portion comes out second, and has the NFC coil adhered to it.

  5. LG G6 Repairability Assessment: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • The battery can now be removed. The blue plastic tab on the battery appears to be intended to aid removal. It helps a bit, but breaks easily at the wrong angle.

    • Large patch of specialty cut adhesive secures the battery making removal more difficult than necessary.

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    • Motherboard is now removable.

    • Once the motherboard is removed, the cameras can be removed.

    • There is also an antenna interconnect cable removable at this point.

    • The SIM/SD slots are soldered to the main board making replacements expensive. However, these are relatively low wear and the motherboard is mostly modular.

  7. LG G6 Repairability Assessment: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The final component removal includes:

    • Headphone jack (modular, gasket to aid waterproofing) and modular earpiece speaker

    • Vibrator, switch assembly (gaskets in display assembly to protect ingress from button covers)

    • Charging port assembly (modular cheap repair, gasket against hole)

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    • The LG G6 earns a 5 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

    • Many components are modular and can be replaced independently.

    • Standard Phillips screws used, very sparingly, throughout.

    • The battery can be replaced, but tough adhesive and a glued-on rear panel make it unnecessarily difficult.

    • Front and back glass doubles the crackability, and strong adhesive on both makes it tough to begin any repair.

    • Components adhered to the back of a fused display assembly.

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How do you take out the volume buttons?

Ricardo Martinez - Reply

Hello ifixit,

I love the way you stand for the people centric solution.

I have owned Lg g6 for bit more than a year. Just recently It showed “Welcome to Fastboot Mode for boot loader unlock” and the screen got black. I tried to soft boot it after the logo nothing was coming.

I took it to the lg service centre they told me it was a motherboard issue and they need to replace it and it was costing around 250 dollars, there was no point repairing it when they refused to back up the data.

I saw some online videos and learned that Lg has this recurrent issue since long and solution is heating the motherboard and posing it back. I did it 2 times, but it is still dead.

Now the screen is complete black, there is no haptic feedback or anything happening.

Can you suggest how to repair or trouble shoot the issue.

Thank you

Amarendra Nandi - Reply

Hi! what do you call the outer metal rim of the phone? the One where you have the buttons and the memory cards attached too, can that be replaced?

hitokiridave - Reply

Hi All, I recently attempted this “cracked screen” repair and thought I could save some time by ordering the LCD assembly pre installed in the mid frame. After tearing down the phone by following various YouTube videos I ran into the “removal of the volume buttons” issue. After doing a google search on “How to remove LG G6 volume buttons” I found 2 videos that show the process… Another issue is transferring the curved copper “heat sync” flex part in the middle of the mid frame curving to the right and down along the side…one video shows I need a “thermopaste”… I gave up, reassembled the phone, and returned to customer. I ordered something called “Arctic Silver” and will attempt the same repair of this device again today. Any advice will be welcome..

James Fiskum - Reply

I a broken SIM tray in my g6 what do I need or who do I send I to and how much will cost

mark lowe - Reply

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