Introduction

The LG Rumor is a full QWERTY keyboard slider phone available from Sprint in 2008. It has an SD card slot and runs a unique OS.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your LG Rumor (LX260), use our service manual.

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Now, start by removing the battery, it is attatched to the back cover, and can be removed by pushing the tab back. Now, start by removing the battery, it is attatched to the back cover, and can be removed by pushing the tab back.
  • Now, start by removing the battery, it is attatched to the back cover, and can be removed by pushing the tab back.

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Remove these 6 phillips screws: These two top screws are covered by rubber plugs that can be removed by a small flathead screwdrivew, or a fingernail.
  • Remove these 6 phillips screws:

  • These two top screws are covered by rubber plugs that can be removed by a small flathead screwdrivew, or a fingernail.

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Remove the covers for the Headphone, Micro SD and Charging connectors, but be careful, they are still connected, pull them only as far as they will come out! Remove the covers for the Headphone, Micro SD and Charging connectors, but be careful, they are still connected, pull them only as far as they will come out!
  • Remove the covers for the Headphone, Micro SD and Charging connectors, but be careful, they are still connected, pull them only as far as they will come out!

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You should now be able to lift the back cover off, it is held on with a mild adhesive, so a little force may be required the first time.
  • You should now be able to lift the back cover off, it is held on with a mild adhesive, so a little force may be required the first time.

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Remove the "Camera" and "Volume" buttons. Be careful, the actual buttons, ane attatched to the locic board with a very thin ribbon cable, only remove the button covers.
  • Remove the "Camera" and "Volume" buttons.

  • Be careful, the actual buttons, ane attatched to the locic board with a very thin ribbon cable, only remove the button covers.

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Remove these two phillips screws: Now, removed the highlighted clips (2nd Picture) this will free the logic board.
  • Remove these two phillips screws:

  • Now, removed the highlighted clips (2nd Picture) this will free the logic board.

  • I recomend starting with this one, and once this tab is free, you can just slide it around the other clips.

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Now, pivot the logic board up, to reveal the LCD/Numeric Keypad Cable, remove this with a spudger or flathead screwdriver. You should now be able to remove the logic board.
  • Now, pivot the logic board up, to reveal the LCD/Numeric Keypad Cable, remove this with a spudger or flathead screwdriver.

  • You should now be able to remove the logic board.

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The Logic board:
  • The Logic board:

  • The CPU is a Qualcomm MSM6100 ARM Processor

  • The RAM, it is manufactured by Hynix

  • The Camera 1.3MP, not bad

  • The SD Card Slot:

  • Speaker [Speakerphone]

  • Headphone Jack:

  • Battery Contacts:

I'm a noob too all this but I have this phone. It's not activated & replaced because the charging port on the phone is not working. I have tried many different wall/car charges and it just won't connect. I'm thinking it may have been dropped one too many times and the solder may just be broken. Did you do a break down of this area?

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The keypad cover is easily replacable, and simply lifts out. The keypad cover is easily replacable, and simply lifts out. The keypad cover is easily replacable, and simply lifts out.
  • The keypad cover is easily replacable, and simply lifts out.

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Seperating the phone sliding assembly: Remove these 4 Phillips screws: Now, lift it off, threading the Screen/Number Pad Cable Through the hole.
  • Seperating the phone sliding assembly:

  • Remove these 4 Phillips screws:

  • Now, lift it off, threading the Screen/Number Pad Cable Through the hole.

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Remove these phillips screws: To remove all 6, you will need to slide the sliding assembly to get to the center two screws. Now, using a spudger, or  flathead screwdriver, seperate the two halves of the assembly, threading the data cable through it's hole.
  • Remove these phillips screws:

  • To remove all 6, you will need to slide the sliding assembly to get to the center two screws.

  • Now, using a spudger, or flathead screwdriver, seperate the two halves of the assembly, threading the data cable through it's hole.

  • This may take a little force since a mild adhesive is applied around the rim.

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Now, detatch the data cable from the board using a spudger, be careful, it is a fragile connector, and you should lift it straight up. Now, remove this piece of clear yellow-tinted tape covering the connectors.
  • Now, detatch the data cable from the board using a spudger, be careful, it is a fragile connector, and you should lift it straight up.

  • Now, remove this piece of clear yellow-tinted tape covering the connectors.

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You will now need to remove this piece of gold-mesh tape. BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING THIS, SINCE IT PROVIDES A GROUND, AND WILL NEED TO BE PUT BACK IN UPON RE-ASSEMBLY!
  • You will now need to remove this piece of gold-mesh tape.

  • BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING THIS, SINCE IT PROVIDES A GROUND, AND WILL NEED TO BE PUT BACK IN UPON RE-ASSEMBLY!

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Now, flip this tab up, towards the bottom of the phone, and remove the speaker/side-button cable. Now, slowly lift the cable up, minding the adhesive on the back. When you come to the buttons, be especially careful, and when you get to the speaker, use a flathead screwdriver, and pop the speaker out.
  • Now, flip this tab up, towards the bottom of the phone, and remove the speaker/side-button cable.

  • Now, slowly lift the cable up, minding the adhesive on the back.

  • When you come to the buttons, be especially careful, and when you get to the speaker, use a flathead screwdriver, and pop the speaker out.

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Using a spudger or flathead screwdriver, lift this tab up, to release the display cable. Now, guide the cable out of the connector, until you can set it on top of the assembly. Now, guide the cable out of the connector, until you can set it on top of the assembly.
  • Using a spudger or flathead screwdriver, lift this tab up, to release the display cable.

  • Now, guide the cable out of the connector, until you can set it on top of the assembly.

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Now, to remove the board, use a flathead screwdriver or spudger to clear the tab on one side, then remove the board completly, similarly to the logic board. Now, to remove the board, use a flathead screwdriver or spudger to clear the tab on one side, then remove the board completly, similarly to the logic board. Now, to remove the board, use a flathead screwdriver or spudger to clear the tab on one side, then remove the board completly, similarly to the logic board.
  • Now, to remove the board, use a flathead screwdriver or spudger to clear the tab on one side, then remove the board completly, similarly to the logic board.

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You can now lift the keypad cover off, just like we did earlier with the alphabetical keyboard. You can now lift the keypad cover off, just like we did earlier with the alphabetical keyboard.
  • You can now lift the keypad cover off, just like we did earlier with the alphabetical keyboard.

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Unfortionatly, the LCD panel is held in place by a heavy adhesive, and removal will almost certianly crack the screen, so only remove it if you are replacing the screen. Unfortionatly, the LCD panel is held in place by a heavy adhesive, and removal will almost certianly crack the screen, so only remove it if you are replacing the screen.
  • Unfortionatly, the LCD panel is held in place by a heavy adhesive, and removal will almost certianly crack the screen, so only remove it if you are replacing the screen.

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I'd recommend not opening the screen bit in any way shap or form.

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I tore down an AX260. Tear down is identical. I removed the screen, too. I heated the entire glass with a variable heat gun set to approximately 140F. I monitored the temperature of the glass with a non contact infrared thermometer. At just under 140F the screen separated from the glass on three sides. I hinged the screen and applied the heat to the remaining adhesive. As it warmed the adhesive disengaged from the screen intact. The adhesive acts like a sticky foam. Screen was clean with no adhesive residue and would be easy replace glass or screen at that point.

Thank you for a very nice tear down guide.

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