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LG Optimus GT540 disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Eight screws need to be removed, circled below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 1 Starting at the bottom of the phone, run something like a credit card around the join of the battery compartment to release it from the rest of the phone. Try to avoid the side buttons when doing this. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 2 With the battery compartment removed your phone should look like below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 3 To remove the antenna, turn the battery compartment over and lever the antenna from the point indicated below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 4 With the antenna removed your phone should look like below. The memory card reader and ringer, indicated by the arrow, can be pried free with little force. Two ribbon connectors (circled) need to be disconnected. Each attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever each one up to unplug. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 5 Below is a close up of the two ribbons mentioned in the previous stage, now disconnected. The microphone is circled below. Carefully lever this up, away from the housing, making sure not to damage the connection to the circuit board. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 6 With the memory card reader and ringer removed your phone should look like below. Note the socket circled in white. This connects to the other side of the memory card reader and ringer so remember to push this into place when you put the phone back together. Another ribbon connector (circled in red) needs to be disconnected. Again, it attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever this up to unplug. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 7 Push the housing in the direction of the arrow. This will allow you to lift the circuit board slightly, as shown below. Once you have the circuit board in this position, carefully pull it in the direction shown by the arrow. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 8 With the circuit board removed your phone should look like below. The side buttons may also come loose at this point, as shown below. To disconnect the camera, lever up the plug and socket type connector, circled below in red, and then lever the camera free (it will be held in place with a little double sided tape on the bottom). LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 9 To remove the LCD screen, heat around the edge of the back of the screen for about 30 seconds using a hot air gun or hair dryer and then pull the housing in the direction shown by the arrows. This should allow you to lift the screen out. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 10 With the LCD screen removed, your phone should look like below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 11 To remove the touch screen, continue following the guide. First pull the black part, indicated by the arrows, towards you. A little force is required. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 12 Your phone should now look like below. They keypad will come loose, as shown below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 13 Now heat around the edge of the touch screen for about 60 seconds, then run something thin and flat, like the edge of a guitar plectrum or credit card, all the way around the join of the touch screen. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 14 The touch screen will still be connected by a ribbon so don't try and removed it completely just yet. First peel away the electronic part of the keypad, as shown below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 15 Your phone should now look like below. LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 16 You can now lift the touch screen away from the front cover, as shown below. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! LG Optimus GT540 disassembly stage 17
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken LG Optimus GT540, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with LG Optimus GT540 disassembly.

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