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LG Optimus G Pro Screen Replacement Repair Guide

21st June 2013, 08:58 PM |#1  
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Need to take apart your LG Optimus G Pro to perform a screen repair? This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates how to properly disassemble your Optimus G Pro to all you to install the following replacement parts.
  • LG Optimus G Pro Touch Screen Digitizer Replacement
  • LG Optimus G Pro LCD Screen Replacement


Recommended Repair Tools:
  • Safe Opening Pry Tool
  • Small Phillips Screwdriver
  • Adhesive Strips (Used for touch screen / screen assembly replacements)
  • Heat Gun/Hair Dryer (Used to warm and release adhesive)

Optimus G Pro Tear Down Guide:

Before you begin you must make sure to power off your device completely.

To start you will need to remove the back cover of the device as well as the battery, sim card, and Micro-SD card.
Next step you will need to remove the 14 Small Phillips Screws (#00) securing the back housing to the device.
Once those screws have been removed you can take your safe open pry tool to release the clips holding the back housing to the mid-frame. (work your way around the housing being careful not to break any of the clips)
Once the back housing has been removed you can now begin to release the 4 pop connectors and antenna cable as shown in the figure below.
You will also need to release the rear camera from the housing using your plastic pry tool (Be careful not to rip or tear the attached flex cable.)

See figure below for screw and flex cable locations.


After all the appropriate connections have been released you can now carefully remove the motherboard from the device.
Be cautious as the motherboard is slightly fastened in the housing with a small clip that could potentially damaged the small and narrow portion of the motherboard.

See below figure for reference


Now that you have safely removed the motherboard you can now begin removing the last few necessary components to start the screen removal process.

First you will need to lift up the touch screen digitizer's flex cable and remove the ear speaker (both are held with a little adhesive)
Next you can take your plastic pry tool to gently pry up the lower USB port / soft key assembly and remove it from the device.
You will now be able to begin applying heat to the screen assembly to be able to remove the LCD and touch screen digitizer.
Using your heat source on a medium setting you will want to evenly apply heat to all outer edges of the screen for 30-45 second intervals.
Be cautious not to hover over and flex ribbons that you may need to reuse for re-assembly.

See below figure for reference




Notice: This LG Optimus G Pro repair guide is for informational and learning purposes only. Perform this repair at your own risk.
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22nd June 2013, 04:44 AM |#2  
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Thanks for the great tutorial!!!!
Just hope I never have to use it ;p

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Thanks for the great tutorial!!!!
Just hope I never have to use it ;p

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You are very welcome!
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24th June 2013, 05:25 PM |#4  
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Do you have to completely remove the rear camera? it looks like you just popped it out of the slot in the frame? Thanks again!
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Do you have to completely remove the rear camera? it looks like you just popped it out of the slot in the frame? Thanks again!

Nope, just take your pry tool and gently lift it up from the right side. Just be careful not to tear the connector located on it's left.
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Nope, just take your pry tool and gently lift it up from the right side. Just be careful not to tear the connector located on it's left.

Cool Thank!
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Do you have to replace the digitizer as well? I am buying a G Pro with a cracked glass, but the digitizer and LCD still work. Is it possible to keep the digitizer intact, or will I have to replace both the glass and the digitizer? Thanks!
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Do you have to replace the digitizer as well? I am buying a G Pro with a cracked glass, but the digitizer and LCD still work. Is it possible to keep the digitizer intact, or will I have to replace both the glass and the digitizer? Thanks!

The "digitizer" and touch screen are the same. All of the keywords can be confusing at times I know. If the phone you are buying has cracked glass then you would need to replace the "touch screen digitizer" For example:

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I got a question
On my screen attached what is in the yellow circle ?

On my phone is Not at the Same place of the photos and there's a hole on my case but not on the back panel of my phone
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I got a question
On my screen attached what is in the yellow circle ?

On my phone is Not at the Same place of the photos and there's a hole on my case but not on the back panel of my phone

What exact model do you have? This repair guide is based off of the Optimus G Pro E980 and the circle you are referencing to is actually a water sensor. On the stock back cover this slot is not exposed.
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