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Introduction

Steps to replace the LG VX8550 motherboard

  1. Slide the battery release up.
    • Slide the battery release up.

  2. Remove the battery by lifting away from the case.
    • Remove the battery by lifting away from the case.

  3. Remove the 2 screw covers next to the rear speaker with a Push Pin.
    • Remove the 2 screw covers next to the rear speaker with a Push Pin.

  4. Remove the 4 cover screws with a Philips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 4 cover screws with a Philips #00 screwdriver.

  5. Use the iPod opening tool to pry off the back casing.
    • Use the iPod opening tool to pry off the back casing.

  6. Continue sliding the iPod opening tool around the seam of the casing to separate the front and back casings.
    • Continue sliding the iPod opening tool around the seam of the casing to separate the front and back casings.

  7. Separate the casing halves.
    • Separate the casing halves.

    • Be sure to keep track of the side buttons as they fall out.

  8. Remove the 2 screws from the back of the phone with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
    • Remove the 2 screws from the back of the phone with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  9. Carefully lift up on the motherboard to see the ribbon cables underneath.
    • Carefully lift up on the motherboard to see the ribbon cables underneath.

    • Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  10. Remove the motherboard from the front casing by lifting straight up.
    • Remove the motherboard from the front casing by lifting straight up.

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