Introduction

Steps to remove the LG VX8550 scroll wheel

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Separate the casing halves.
  • Separate the casing halves.

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

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.

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.

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

Lay the phone with the screen facedown.
  • Lay the phone with the screen facedown.

  • The 6 slider screws are visible.

Peel back but don't remove the blue tape to access the 2 center screws.
  • Peel back but don't remove the blue tape to access the 2 center screws.

  • Remove the 6 slider screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Lift the keypad housing away from the slider.
  • Lift the keypad housing away from the slider.

Remove the 2 screw covers next to the speaker with a push pin next to the camera.
  • Remove the 2 screw covers next to the speaker with a push pin next to the camera.

Remove the 6 screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 6 screws with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

Use the ipod opening tool to pry the screen casing and the slider mechanism apart from each other.
  • Use the ipod opening tool to pry the screen casing and the slider mechanism apart from each other.

Carefully lift the slider mechanism to see the ribbon cables underneath.
  • Carefully lift the slider mechanism to see the ribbon cables underneath.

Slide ribbon cable through the slider mechanism.
  • Slide ribbon cable through the slider mechanism.

Separate the two halves.
  • Separate the two halves.

With the spudger, lift up under the connector to unplug it from the circuit board.
  • With the spudger, lift up under the connector to unplug it from the circuit board.

Lift and remove the blue tape from screen connector.
  • Lift and remove the blue tape from screen connector.

Lift the top edge of the screen using a pin to pry under the corner.
  • Lift the top edge of the screen using a pin to pry under the corner.

Grasp the ribbon cable near the connector and carefully slide it out of the white connector.
  • Grasp the ribbon cable near the connector and carefully slide it out of the white connector.

  • It is helpful to gently wiggle the ribbon cable from side to side.

Carefully lift the circuit board away from the screen casing using Ipod Opening Tool. Peel the circuit board away from the adhesive backing with your finger.
  • Carefully lift the circuit board away from the screen casing using Ipod Opening Tool.

  • Peel the circuit board away from the adhesive backing with your finger.

Remove the scroll wheel from the casing with your hands.
  • Remove the scroll wheel from the casing with your hands.

Conclusion

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

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