Introduction

Learn to remove the housing of the LG VX8300 and gain access to the back panel where the antenna is located.

Power off the device by holding down the worded red button labeled PWR. Be sure that the phone is powered off before touching the battery to avoid danger. Remove the battery pack cover by pushing down on the solid lines at the top end of the cover. Slide the cover down while still applying the pushing force on the top and remove the cover completely.
  • Power off the device by holding down the worded red button labeled PWR.

  • Be sure that the phone is powered off before touching the battery to avoid danger.

  • Remove the battery pack cover by pushing down on the solid lines at the top end of the cover. Slide the cover down while still applying the pushing force on the top and remove the cover completely.

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Place your finger into the semicircle gap where the lines on the cover would be if it were still attached. Push down and pull so that the battery pops out away from the body of the phone.
  • Place your finger into the semicircle gap where the lines on the cover would be if it were still attached.

  • Push down and pull so that the battery pops out away from the body of the phone.

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Remove the two rubber pads blocking two screws at the top of the phone near the hinge using the tweezers. Remove the two rubber pads blocking two screws at the top of the phone near the hinge using the tweezers. Remove the two rubber pads blocking two screws at the top of the phone near the hinge using the tweezers.
  • Remove the two rubber pads blocking two screws at the top of the phone near the hinge using the tweezers.

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Remove the six 2mm diameter, 3mm length screws from the back of the phone using the PH00 screwdriver. Specific locations of each screw are provided in the image.
  • Remove the six 2mm diameter, 3mm length screws from the back of the phone using the PH00 screwdriver.

  • Specific locations of each screw are provided in the image.

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Use your fingers to gently separate the front plate from the phone.  You may need to slide a plastic opening tool along the crevice between the faces to separate it more easily. Remove the casing after it has been detached leaving the logic board fully accessible.
  • Use your fingers to gently separate the front plate from the phone. You may need to slide a plastic opening tool along the crevice between the faces to separate it more easily.

  • Remove the casing after it has been detached leaving the logic board fully accessible.

  • The volume and camera buttons are free to move around after the case has been opened. Be careful not to lose any lose pieces when continuing.

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Place the back housing containing the antenna and battery pack in front of you. Use the PH00 screwdriver to unscrew the one 2mm diameter 3mm long PH screw on the gold band just below the antenna. Use the PH00 screwdriver to unscrew the one 2mm diameter 3mm long PH screw on the gold band just below the antenna.
  • Place the back housing containing the antenna and battery pack in front of you.

  • Use the PH00 screwdriver to unscrew the one 2mm diameter 3mm long PH screw on the gold band just below the antenna.

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Slide the antenna upwards and out of the housing.
  • Slide the antenna upwards and out of the housing.

  • The antenna can now be replaced with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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