Introduction

Phone repair requires patience. Lots of patience. If you don't want to go through all of the steps listed, then do not attempt this repair. I believe any one can do this if they go SLOWLY and they PAY ATTENTION to what they're doing. Ribbon cables are our friends as long as we respect them. I recommend using plastic spudgers for all ribbon cables. Be sure you're not touching the boards or any of the components on the boards. Hold all boards from the sides with your finger tips. Do not use metal prying tools inside of live phones unless you like dead phones. Proceed with patience and good luck :)

Image 1/2: With your screen facing down, look on the right side of the phone for the SIM drawer. Slide your metal opening tool just above the drawer and push upward. Use gentle pressure (never force anything) and make your way around the perimeter of the device. The phone back is just clipped on—no adhesive here! Image 2/2: With your screen facing down, look on the right side of the phone for the SIM drawer. Slide your metal opening tool just above the drawer and push upward. Use gentle pressure (never force anything) and make your way around the perimeter of the device. The phone back is just clipped on—no adhesive here!
  • Power down your phone.

  • With your screen facing down, look on the right side of the phone for the SIM drawer. Slide your metal opening tool just above the drawer and push upward. Use gentle pressure (never force anything) and make your way around the perimeter of the device. The phone back is just clipped on—no adhesive here!

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Image 1/1: The screws have different finishes and slightly different shapes. Make sure you organize them so that you can reassemble the phone correctly.
  • Remove the eleven Phillips #00 silver screws and one black (circled in yellow) holding the back case of the phone on. Remove all of these screws now.

    • The screws have different finishes and slightly different shapes. Make sure you organize them so that you can reassemble the phone correctly.

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Image 1/3: Be sure you use gentle upwards pressure. iFixit Jedis know too much pressure results in poor repairs. Image 2/3: Be sure you use gentle upwards pressure. iFixit Jedis know too much pressure results in poor repairs. Image 3/3: Be sure you use gentle upwards pressure. iFixit Jedis know too much pressure results in poor repairs.
  • The back case of the phone has two separate pieces; we will pry them up now. Slide the spudger under the back case (mind the motherboard under it so keep your clearance as high as possible).

  • Be sure you use gentle upwards pressure. iFixit Jedis know too much pressure results in poor repairs.

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  • Now that the back case has been completely removed, it's time to disconnect all the ribbon cables connected to the two boards.

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Image 1/1: Be EXTREMELY careful separating these from the board! As you can see in the second picture these aren't held down to the board well (and after 8 years of fixing phones even the best Jedi can still exert too much of the force)
  • Disconnect the antennas from both sides of the top and bottom boards.

  • Be EXTREMELY careful separating these from the board! As you can see in the second picture these aren't held down to the board well (and after 8 years of fixing phones even the best Jedi can still exert too much of the force)

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the board from the top with the power button/volume assembly in your fingers, now pry the bottom part of the board free of the phone housing. Image 2/3: The cables on the bottom can get caught on the bottom board, just be gentle as you lift it out of the phone. Image 3/3: In picture 3 there is a red box around a little plastic piece that comes with this assembly. Remember this tucks UNDER the board once you're putting it back in.
  • On the bottom-left side of the phone is a little board that goes with this dual-ribbon board contraption. Be sure you give him a little push with your plastic prying tool, it'll eventually come loose.

  • Gently lift the board from the top with the power button/volume assembly in your fingers, now pry the bottom part of the board free of the phone housing.

  • The cables on the bottom can get caught on the bottom board, just be gentle as you lift it out of the phone.

  • In picture 3 there is a red box around a little plastic piece that comes with this assembly. Remember this tucks UNDER the board once you're putting it back in.

That little black piece that is outlined in red seems to be the environmental light sensor. the component itself will slide out of the black plastic holder, making it easier to position correctly when putting it all back together. When the author says it "goes underneath" he means it faces the bottom of the phone, the same direction as the earphone connector.

Note: the bottom board is glued or taped to the chassis, you can gently insert a flat plastic spudger underneath the board to ease it off the adhesive.

Eric Seagrave - Réponse

HELP after installing the new screen and digitizer. I plugged it in and turned it on and all I get is vertical lines. I did try holding volume and power buttons with no luck

Blake Price - Réponse

I just got the samething, I'm thinking maybe defective replacement part or faulty/broken connectors. Btw where did you buy your digitizer/lcd Amazon? I'm gonna wait to see if there's an easy fix before try returning the part.

Mario -

I just took the whole thing apart, pulled the screen cables through the frame more, put it all back and it's working now, I think the connector for the led, at the bottom was not lined up correctly. I tested before putting the case back on, and stil lines, tightened the led connector, working so far. Good luck with yours, I still think it's a faulty part

Mario -

Got a repair shop to do the work for me. The phone works, the ear piece did not work the first time around , and had to return it to the shop. The earpiece works now, but except the ring tone is gone. I depend on the vibrations to alert me to incoming calls. What needs to be done to fix the remaining problem?

Sam, 28 Sep

Phoro Motau - Réponse

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Make absolutely sure all of your ribbon cables are free of the board. Use your plastic prying tool and lift up on the board. If all cables are out of the way it will come free.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Gotta get that battery out of there now. Heat and batteries don't mix. For this one I used a sturdier metal prying tool to CAREFULLY slide under the battery to free it from the adhesive.

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Image 1/1: Keep your heat gun about 4-6 inches above the screen of the phone and make even passes back and forth over the glass. Keep the heat on it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Ready to get hot and steamy? Get out that heat gun baby!

  • Keep your heat gun about 4-6 inches above the screen of the phone and make even passes back and forth over the glass. Keep the heat on it for 1-2 minutes.

  • Now let's get that screen out!

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Image 1/3: I found it rather easy to remove this screen (versus, say, a Galaxy S4) so it shouldn't take too much pressure to get the screen up. Image 2/3: Go around the perimeter of the phone and lift the glass free. Do not slide your opening tool in too deep while doing this. There is a cable in the upper-right corner and a wider, flat cable with two connectors on the bottom towards the middle of the screen. Image 3/3: Carefully pry the ribbon glued down on the inside opposite the screen. Once that is free slide it AND the small connector through the case just to the side of it out to free up the screen to remove.
  • Take a thin prying tool and slide it between the glass and the plastic housing of the phone.

  • I found it rather easy to remove this screen (versus, say, a Galaxy S4) so it shouldn't take too much pressure to get the screen up.

  • Go around the perimeter of the phone and lift the glass free. Do not slide your opening tool in too deep while doing this. There is a cable in the upper-right corner and a wider, flat cable with two connectors on the bottom towards the middle of the screen.

  • Carefully pry the ribbon glued down on the inside opposite the screen. Once that is free slide it AND the small connector through the case just to the side of it out to free up the screen to remove.

  • Be sure when replacing the screen to use a good bit of double sided tape. I had problems with the bottom right corner coming up and had to disassemble and reapply tape.

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Image 1/1: This will reset the phone and hopefully get it to recognize that new screen.
  • Problems? When I replaced this screen I couldn't get it to come on at first. If this happens, hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously.

  • This will reset the phone and hopefully get it to recognize that new screen.

  • When re-assembling the device, there is a chance your clips will not fit correctly over the volume and power button faceplate. A little force around it should snap them together.

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Conclusion

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

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Hey i had to replace my screen on my lg g2 before this guide was up wasn't too bad to do, but my phone gets no signal bars anymore. I ordered new antenna wires and replaced them both still no signal bars just a red x most of the time in certain places ill get a bar or 2 but only for a min or so what do you think it could be?

Kevin Burgess - Réponse

The small board along the bottom of the phone is the actual antenna, you will probably need to replace this. Make sure the screw that holds it down in place is also not stripped, if it does not grab onto the frame correctly then it will not be able to pick up service as easily

nickbrinks -

there is another ribbon cable not marked in the step 4 picture. i have a pink square around it here: http://i.imgur.com/AMSuP5A.png

also both boards came out together when i removed them.

Lukyan - Réponse

Take your time and follow the guide and you'll do fine. Read the guide, look at all the pictures, then carefully re-read each step and look at each picture in each step. There are a couple 'gotcha' boards/cables that you could destroy if you're not watching and being careful. It took me roughly 2.5 hours to do this because I was being extra careful and took some breaks to rest my eyes. Note: You'll need to get a roll of double-side phone tape to go with your new screen to stick it back to the frame.

Andy Stewart - Réponse

I accidentally ordered screen for D801, but I have D802, I didn't wanted to spend another fortune for the display assembly and I ordered lcd cable for D801 and hope it work's, but it weren't turning on, so I forced right side connector to the motherboard, it lighted up the display, but half of the touch weren't still working, so i tried to reconnect original cable (D802) but it didn't worked or if it did, it lighted up just for a moment, what could be the problem and how could I fix it? please help me.

matiss613 - Réponse

Installed the screen and it turned on. I realized i forgot the screws, took the back off, put them in and put it back together and now the screen is black... Any ideas or suggestions?

Mike - Réponse

Did you hold volume down and power button at the same time to reset?

Jeremy Thompson -

Hi guys, I am wondering if you can help me. I have followed this guide and replaced the screen on lgg2. Unfortunately when I turn the phone on the screen itself does not come on (there is no image). the phone does seem to be working though. If I attempt to type my password at the initial screen the phone vibrates to tell me that I have typed it in correctly (because I can't see it!). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

dave - Réponse

Did you ever figure out what the problem was? I'm having this same problem.

Rainee hendricks -

I've got the same problem, so frustrating!

Cowboy Hank -

I am getting really low wireless internet signal after replacing the screen. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

Ahsan - Réponse

Check your antenna connections. I had the same issues on a IPhone and checked the connections on the antenna cable and reconnected it. Please be careful and show love not force on those connections.

Darren -

Thanks a lot for this tutorial !

I replaced LCD and Digitizer on my phone, but the phone won't turn on since. Nothing happens when I press the buttons (of course I also tried the power + volume down buttons).

The only thing that happens is the front red LED flashing when I connect the phone to the charger. Could it means there is a short-circuit somewhere ? Do I have to change the mother board ?

Any Ideas ?

Thanks!

bcouraud - Réponse

1. Leave it on the charger for a bit (perhaps the battery is drained?)

2. If that doesn't help, perhaps try to pull the battery and hold down the power button for about 30 seconds, then reconnect and try to reboot.

3. Perhaps your screen is bad? Does plugging the old one back up yield the same results?

4. If none of these help, check all of your connections make sure your ribbon cables aren't torn and are completely plugged in.

5. Let me know what you find.

B Jones -

Hi, i just had the same issue. Did you found the answer? I've checked all the solutions listed and nothing at all. Thank you in advance.

Edgardo Dri -

I lost the back cover to the phone. Do I need it to power on the phone

?

adameangela - Réponse

No, but it is best to not have the boards and connections left exposed.

Sbl Games -

Hi

We replaced the screen, and it turns on, but won't stay on for more than a second and then the backlight turns back off. Any idea what the issue could be ?

Thanks

Victoria Ives - Réponse

I'm no expert but this may be due to something obstructing the proximity sensor - like a piece of dust or a rubber gasket... If this is the case, the proximity sensor it registering that there is something covering it and it therefore tells the backlit to switch off (thinking the phone is in your pocket for example). Hope this helps.

Jack Hansen -

I'm having the same problem after my screen was replaced (I had it done by an official shop). Do you have the solution to your problem yet?

Geert -

Im having the same issue. were you able to resolve it?

jeepnhog -

I change the lcd screen, but my phone won't power on

helpp - Réponse

I checked all the connection 3 time but my phone won't power on

helpp - Réponse

Hello everyone,

Maybe someone can help with an issue I been trying solve for a couple of days. I have a Sprint LG G2 the Screen and LCD were cracked so I replaced both the LCD and the digitizer but when I reassembled the phone and power up everything looks fine but the digitizer is unresponsive. So disassembled and reassembled but I get the same results. So I thought maybe the part was defective so I contacted the part supplier and they sent me a new part and I'm getting the same results with the new part as well!

Jimbosgv - Réponse

Same problem here...did you ever solve it?

Carl Beebee -

I just replaced my screen last night but I learned that didn't need to take it apart nearly as much as this guide covers. In the end I could have done it without removing any circuit boards or the battery. My screen was already coming loose on the sides so it was easy to remove. The less you take apart the less likely you will run into problems.

Chad Urvig - Réponse

Help! How and where do I reinstall the double sided adhesive?

Darren - Réponse

On the front of the midframe.

Benjamin K -

I'm in need of some help. I replaced the digitizer and Screen as one new unit on my wife's LG G2. At first it worked except the microphone wouldn't work and the proximity sensor was an issue. I found the proximity sensor gasket still in the old phone, disassembled, re-assembled with the gasket. And now it won't boot. It's gets to the LG screen and turns off. When I plug it in to the computer or charger, it just repeats the cycle,…turns on, gets to the "LG" screen, then turns off again, and continues to repeat.

jeepnhog - Réponse

Jack Hansen ...... Thank you!!! My screen wouldn't stay on after replacing the LCD and your solution worked. I had dust under the proximity gasket.....took it out, cleaned everything and it works great now!!!! Thank you!

Mamie Custer - Réponse

Hi I am unable to find the LG g2 display anywhere in India, could you please suggest me where I can get the LG G2 display.

Jinil - Réponse

Hi guys! I been a cellphone tchnician for 9 years now with a company that gives services to 30+ stores. Personally I have worked about 5 LG G2 that have presented this situation. I have observed that when SCREEN WORKS in other LG G2 but DOES NOT SHOW IMAGE on a certain LG G2, they have had some capacitors in front of the right Main Flex BOARD Connector in the Main Board. They are two black capacitors that are very fragile and can be easily damaged in any replacement process and will not be able to pass information from the Main Board to the LCD. This will give you NO IMAGE and can only be repaired by replacing those capacitors. Will require soldering skills. I have not found those capacitors to buy then yet. Still, I have taken them from water damaged LG G2 Boards. Hope this illuminate your work!

Miguel Rios - Réponse

Hello after replacing screen+digitizer the phone will not charge when connected to usb the phone charged fine prior to screen replacement could someone please help me? I feel like it's probably just a simple connector I've plugged in wrong or not at all would like to rule out before ordering the flex charging port. Thank you in advance

christina masden - Réponse

Hey guys I replaced my LCD Display and digitizer after I have broken them.When I tap twice fast when yi want unlock my phone it doesn't react until I click unlock button which is on the back of the phone and when I want to lock phone than he is reacting and locking himself after I tapped twice fast..My phone is LG L Bello so any help I have been trying everything but I can't fix it..

JwSmith99 - Réponse

go to phone app dial 3845#*XXX# where XXX = phone model for instance if you have D802 type 802

then go to Settings then tap on update touch firmware, leave for 10 seconds then tap home button and reboot

this could help solve the problem

Nitro -

Thanks for the guide. Along with a video for a LG G2 screen replacement, I was able to replace my screen/digitizer. I was having trouble with removing the battery though, so I left it in while I heated the screen.

joshmakar - Réponse

LG G2 (t-mobile) slightly different but procedure sam--- screws>cables>LCD>screen!

Ubaid Patel - Réponse

Hi everyone. I replaced the lcd, the phone turns on ,i can see everything but the TOUCH is not working. Any odeas?

theodoramp - Réponse

Hi everyone. My TOUCH is not working after replacing the lcd and digitizer. Any ideas?? did u figure out the reason??? im having same issue. thank u

joe -

Hi everyone. My TOUCH is not working after replacing the lcd and digitizer. Any ideas?

theodoramp - Réponse

I have LG G2 F320L (korean version). Can i use G2 D802 touch panel in my G2 F320L? Is there any size difference among both models touch panel?

hotashomi - Réponse

Thank you very much for your guide. The screen of my G2 stopped working: I have a black vertical band of few millimeters on one side of the screen. The touchscreen works properly on the whole screen (also the black area) and the glass is perfectly intact (no crack in any place). Since both touchscreen and glass are intact I am starting to think that the problem is with the connector of the lcd to the board. Do you have any experience with this? Any advice on how I can troubleshoot? PICTURE in my profile image. Thank you.

Paolo Di Lorenzo - Réponse

hello , i have an lg g2 ls980 but it screen is not availabe in my country , i awnt to know if i can replace it with another one like D800 or D801

thank you

mohaxl2005 - Réponse

Followed this guide step by step... the phone fired up first time with no dead pixels.

apewise1 - Réponse

don't do this with too thick tape :D

Khyrai Haxwiz - Réponse

There are laser-cutted adhesives available for this phone.

Benjamin K -

To everyone whose screens are not turning on, or are showing lines. There is a small ribbon with capacitors on the bottom of the phone that is touching the grey antenna. Those can't touch or you will have problems. Add a small piece of electrical tape there over the capacitors and you should be fine.

m3rciless - Réponse

To everyone having a blank screen or lines in the screen. There is a ribbon with capacitors on the bottom part of the phone under the grey antenna. Add a small piece of electrical tape to keep them from touching and it should work just fine.

m3rciless - Réponse

I am replacing the glass & digitizer; it came as one unit. My question, since it is one piece, is the step with the heat gun to separate components still needed?

Thanks,

Richard

boutaswell - Réponse

Hi Richard, it's been a while since I did this guide. From what I can tell in the pictures you will still need to use heat to remove the old screen.

Jeremy Thompson -

No, it's not. The display & digitizer unit is attached to the midframe by some adhesive. You can simply open it as you would open the back cover.

Benjamin K -

Update.....Spot on instructions. Not 100% but 98%. I had a little trouble getting a couple of the ribbon cables to reattach and for some reason, if I torque down on one end, it kills the display. Obviously crimping something so I backed off and called myself lucky. Glass came apart really easily. Not as hard as it seemed but not sure if I would want to do it again. :-)

Thanks

boutaswell - Réponse

Well, there are easier methods to disassemble the display. You don't need heat and the battery can stay in place. But thanks a lot for this guide!

Benjamin K - Réponse

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