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.

Image 1/3: Our device did not come with a battery cover so it is not shown here. Image 2/3: Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Push the tool into the crack along the side of the phone. Image 2/3: Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: The earpiece is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: The motor is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it. Image 2/2: 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.

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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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