Introduction

This is a straightforward guide on accessing and removing the LCD for the LG Lucid 4G. Take special care when dealing with the ribbon cables, they can tear easily.

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  • Turn off the phone by pressing the power button, then press "Power Off", then press "OK" when notified that your phone will shut down.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingernail or prying tool to lift the back plate of the phone open by using the notch at the bottom. Image 2/2: Use your fingernail or prying tool to lift the back plate of the phone open by using the notch at the bottom.
  • Flip the phone so that its back plate is facing upward.

  • Use your fingernail or prying tool to lift the back plate of the phone open by using the notch at the bottom.

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  • Using the notch located near the bottom center, remove the battery with a prying tool or your fingernail.

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  • Begin by removing the seven Phillip's head screws on the back of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Use the plastic pry tool and begin working your way around the sides of the phone. Image 2/2: Some force may be required during this step.
  • Use the small notches along the sides of the phone to help you pry the back plate off and help stop the pry tool from slipping.

  • Use the plastic pry tool and begin working your way around the sides of the phone.

  • Some force may be required during this step.

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  • Remove the single Phillip's head screw holding the sim card assembly in place.

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Image 1/2: The SIM card assembly is still attached to the motherboard via a ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Release the press-fit ribbon cable connector by lifting it with a spudger or prying tool.
  • Gently lift the corner of the sim card assembly as shown.

  • The SIM card assembly is still attached to the motherboard via a ribbon cable.

  • Release the press-fit ribbon cable connector by lifting it with a spudger or prying tool.

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Image 1/2: The camera may fall off during this step. That is okay! Set it aside for reassembly. Image 2/2: Once all five flex connectors are released, simply lift the motherboard to separate it from the rest of the phone.
  • Release the five flex connectors on the motherboard.

  • The camera may fall off during this step. That is okay! Set it aside for reassembly.

  • Once all five flex connectors are released, simply lift the motherboard to separate it from the rest of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the headphone jack assembly to reveal the touch screen digitizer flex cable.
  • If the camera did not fall off during step five, you must remove it now by gently lifting it. It is attached by a small amount of adhesive and should detach easily.

  • Gently lift the headphone jack assembly to reveal the touch screen digitizer flex cable.

  • Release the touch screen digitizer flex cable connector.

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Image 1/2: Slide the pry tool along the gap between the touch screen digitizer and the LCD mount to release the connectors. Image 2/2: Once the touch screen assembly has been separated, carefully slide the ribbon through the slot in its housing.
  • Use a plastic pry tool to begin removing the touch screen assembly.

  • Slide the pry tool along the gap between the touch screen digitizer and the LCD mount to release the connectors.

  • Once the touch screen assembly has been separated, carefully slide the ribbon through the slot in its housing.

  • Caution: Be gentle when separating the two sections along the top of the phone. The ribbon detached in step 6 is attached to the touch screen digitizer and must be carefully fed through the LCD housing to avoid tearing it.

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Image 1/2: Once the ribbon is fully detached, carefully feed it through the bottom of the display housing. Image 2/2: Once this is done the LCD screen assembly will have been separated from the phone.
  • The final step is to remove the LCD screen from its housing. Begin by gently peeling the ribbon from the back of the housing.

  • Once the ribbon is fully detached, carefully feed it through the bottom of the display housing.

  • Once this is done the LCD screen assembly will have been separated from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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