Introduction

Steps to remove LG VX8550 slider mechanism

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.

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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.

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 slider mechanism separated from the screen casing the 8 screws securing the slider mechanism are visible.
  • With the slider mechanism separated from the screen casing the 8 screws securing the slider mechanism are visible.

  • Remove the 8 screws.

Remove slider mechanism.  Now is a good time to clean slider mechanism if sticky.
  • Remove slider mechanism. Now is a good time to clean slider mechanism if sticky.

Conclusion

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

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