Introduction

This section covers how to disassemble the upper casing of the LG VX5200 to access the phone's screen.

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  • Pry the grey pieces of plastic off the corners of the screen with a spudger.

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Image 1/2: These screws are the same size as the ones from the back casing, but are not the same size as the screw from the antenna. Image 2/2: These screws are the same size as the ones from the back casing, but are not the same size as the screw from the antenna.
  • Unscrew each of the four screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • These screws are the same size as the ones from the back casing, but are not the same size as the screw from the antenna.

  • These screws are the same size as the ones from the back casing, but are not the same size as the screw from the antenna.

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Image 1/2: Slide a spudger into the cracks in the top half of the phone's casing. Image 2/2: Wedge and lever the spudger to remove the casing.
  • Close the phone after removing the screws.

  • Slide a spudger into the cracks in the top half of the phone's casing.

  • Wedge and lever the spudger to remove the casing.

  • Apply constant pressure to avoid cracking the plastic casing. This step can take a few minutes.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic spudger to avoid short-circuiting the phone's electronics. Image 2/3: Gently lift the speaker out of the plastic casing using a plastic spudger. Image 3/3: Remove the small battery adjacent to the speaker with a plastic spudger.
  • Remove the chipboard from the screen by sliding a plastic spudger under the screen and lifting.

  • Use a plastic spudger to avoid short-circuiting the phone's electronics.

  • Gently lift the speaker out of the plastic casing using a plastic spudger.

  • Remove the small battery adjacent to the speaker with a plastic spudger.

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Image 1/3: Avoid tearing the wires connecting the screen, the small battery and the speaker. Image 2/3: Remove the chip connecting the screen to the camera using your fingers. Image 3/3: Remove the chip connecting the screen to the camera using your fingers.
  • Slide and lever a plastic spudger between the screen and it's housing.

  • Avoid tearing the wires connecting the screen, the small battery and the speaker.

  • Remove the chip connecting the screen to the camera using your fingers.

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Conclusion

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

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