Introduction

I have tried to include as much detail as possible in this teardown. I have even inspected the chips on the mainboard! Thanks for looking, and I hope you find this useful.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your LG GW300, use our service manual.

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  • Found this phone lying around, so decided to make a teardown of it!

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  • First, remove the backplate by pushing the button at the top of the back of the phone.

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Image 1/3: But first... lemme take a battery out! Image 2/3: But first... lemme take a battery out! Image 3/3: But first... lemme take a battery out!
  • From here there are six screws we have to remove.

  • But first... lemme take a battery out!

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Image 1/1: Make sure you put it in the correct place, behind the silver bezel of the front of the phone!
  • Get a thin opening tool and slide it around the bezel of the device.

  • Make sure you put it in the correct place, behind the silver bezel of the front of the phone!

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Image 1/1: Two buttons should come off after you have removed the back.
  • The front and back of the device should separate.

  • Two buttons should come off after you have removed the back.

  • This is the rear speaker.

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Image 1/3: These buttons are soldered to the mainboard so make sure you don't break them! Image 2/3: The front speaker also has to be pried from the front housing. Image 3/3: The front speaker also has to be pried from the front housing.
  • Both of these buttons need to be pried from the front casing to allow the mainboard to come away from the front housing.

  • These buttons are soldered to the mainboard so make sure you don't break them!

  • The front speaker also has to be pried from the front housing.

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  • The main board can then be lifted from the front housing.

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  • The buttons on the front housing can then be pushed out through the back of the housing.

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  • The EMI shield can be removed by unclipping the clips on the side of the device.

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  • In the centre of the picture is the vibration module. It can be unclipped to remove it.

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Image 1/3: The ribbon cable can then be take out of the connector Image 2/3: The ribbon connector is very fragile, so be careful when lifting the lever. Image 3/3: The ribbon connector is very fragile, so be careful when lifting the lever.
  • The LCD ribbon cable and connector are under a plastic sheet that has to be removed.

  • The ribbon cable can then be take out of the connector

  • The ribbon connector is very fragile, so be careful when lifting the lever.

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Image 1/2: Do this slowly and carefully as the screen can easily crack or bleed. Image 2/2: Do this slowly and carefully as the screen can easily crack or bleed.
  • Use a thin opening tool to separate the LCD from the main board.

  • Do this slowly and carefully as the screen can easily crack or bleed.

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Image 1/1: Mediatek ARM MT6A01AA
  • Chip inspection time!

  • Mediatek ARM MT6A01AA

  • Samsung K5D1H12ACC-A075 NAND flash memory

  • Skyworks Solutions SKY77524-15

  • CSR 51E130A14U

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