Introduction

This guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to remove the Primary LCD in the LG VX5500 cell phone. To complete the task you will need a #00 Phillip's head screwdriver and prying tool.

Remove the battery cover by placing your thumb on the small ridge near the top of the phone back and push downward, exposing the battery. Our device did not come with a battery cover so it is not shown here. Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing.
  • Remove the battery cover by placing your thumb on the small ridge near the top of the phone back and push downward, exposing the battery.

  • Our device did not come with a battery cover so it is not shown here.

  • Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing.

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Carefully pry off the black plastic screen cover using the iSesamo tool or another thin, flat tool. The screen cover is adhered to the phone and may take some effort to pry off. If it is too difficult to remove, heat the screen with a hair dryer on low for 30 seconds to soften the adhesive.
  • Carefully pry off the black plastic screen cover using the iSesamo tool or another thin, flat tool.

  • The screen cover is adhered to the phone and may take some effort to pry off. If it is too difficult to remove, heat the screen with a hair dryer on low for 30 seconds to soften the adhesive.

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Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws near each corner of the phone's display panel by using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver. The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers.
  • Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws near each corner of the phone's display panel by using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Pry off the front panel of the phone using a Plastic Opening Tool. Push the tool into the crack along the side of the phone. Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone.
  • Pry off the front panel of the phone using a Plastic Opening Tool.

    • Push the tool into the crack along the side of the phone.

    • Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone.

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Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component. Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component.
  • Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component.

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Using tweezers remove the speaker from its casing. The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.
  • Using tweezers remove the speaker from its casing.

  • The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.

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Remove the earpiece by lifting it out of the phone casing using tweezers. The earpiece is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.
  • Remove the earpiece by lifting it out of the phone casing using tweezers.

  • The earpiece is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.

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Remove the vibration motor by lifting it out of the phone casing using tweezers. The motor is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.
  • Remove the vibration motor by lifting it out of the phone casing using tweezers.

  • The motor is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.

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Lift the screen components out of the phone.
  • Lift the screen components out of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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I have it apart know need to learn to solder!

Andy Fowler - Reply

where can i purchase a replacement screen?

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