Introduction

Steps to remove the LG VX8550 scroll wheel

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  • Slide the battery release up.

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  • Remove the battery by lifting away from the case.

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

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

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

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

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Image 1/1: Be sure to keep track of the side buttons as they fall out.
  • Separate the casing halves.

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

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

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Image 1/1: Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: The 6 slider screws are visible.
  • Lay the phone with the screen facedown.

  • The 6 slider screws are visible.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 6 slider screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • 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.

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  • Lift the keypad housing away from the slider.

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

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

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

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

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  • Slide ribbon cable through the slider mechanism.

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  • Separate the two halves.

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

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  • Lift and remove the blue tape from screen connector.

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

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Image 1/1: It is helpful to gently wiggle the ribbon cable from side to side.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Peel the circuit board away from the adhesive backing with your finger. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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