LG Shine KE970 disassembly



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Tools required:
Torx 6 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver


1) Remove the back cover, battery and four screws you can see

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 1


2) Next remove the two rubber caps at the other end of the phone. Underneath are two more screws which you need to remove

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 2


3) Next run a fingernail along the edge of the battery compartment to separate the phone into two parts

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 3


4) Your phone will now be in two parts, like below

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 4


5) Lift the camera assembly from right to left, as shown below. This part is held on by a ribbon which connects like a plug and socket. Unplug the ribbon by pulling it away from the camera assembly

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 5


6) With the ribbon unplugged you now have access to six more screws. Remove these. Note the wire below. It is soldered on so be careful with this as it is very difficult to replace if damaged

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 6


7) After you've removed the six screws from the previous stage you can again separate the phone into two parts. The two parts are held together by another ribbon which you can see disconnected below. Remove the 4 screws you can see

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 7


8) There are two more screws to be removed, which are covered by sticky pads, shown below

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 8


8) You can now remove the front cover and access the LCD. Run your fingernail along the edge of the housing to separate the two parts

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 9


8) Lift away the keypad part giving you access to two more black screws which you should now remove. Also remove the silver screw which holds the scroller in place

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 10


8) Now flip the LCD over to access the ribbon. The connection is covered by a green sticky label. Remove this and you can then remove the LCD by gently pulling it out

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 11


8) You have now removed the LCD. Replace with new and reverse the whole procedure for reassembly

LG Shine KE970 disassembly stage 12


If you have any questions about LG Shine KE970 disassembly, please email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. The official service manual for this phone may also help you with further LG Shine KE970 disassembly. Click here for details