LG G5 Teardown

LG G5 Teardown

Recommended Tools: 

Plastic Triangle Opening Tool
Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
Professional Phillips Screwdriver

Step 1 

Power down the LG G5 phone.
 
Step 2
 
Remove the LG G5 SIM card and microSD card tray.
 
Step 3
 
Press the button on the side of the LG G5 and slide out the battery module.
 
Separate the 3.8-volt, lithium-ion G5 battery from its module.
 
Step 4
 
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
 
The front and back module covers are glued in place. Use the triangle opening tool to decouple them from the module.
 
Remove the following Phillips screw.
 
Pick apart the front piece of the G5 battery module.
 
With the tweezers separate the micro-USB port assembly from the LG G5 loudspeaker.
 
Step 5
 
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
 
Use triangle opening tools to work around the LG G5 display assembly and release the plastic clips securing it to the rear case.
 
Step 6
 
Remove the LG G5 headphone jack from the rear case.
 
Step 7
 
With the tweezers pry the G5 vibrator up and remove it from the chassis.
 
Step 8
 
Peel up and remove the LG G5 volume buttons ribbon cable.
 
Step 9
 
A well-adhered metal plate secures the back button to the rear case. Apply heat and then use the spudger to remove it.
 
Utilizing the tweezers, carefully remove the LG G5 power button and fingerprint sensor from the rear case.
 
Step 10
 
Detach and remove the LG G5 front-facing camera.
 
Step 11
 
Use the spudger to disconnect and pry out the primary, 16-megapixel, G5 rear-facing camera.
 
Step 12
 
Remove the following 6 Phillips screws.
 
Detach the display assembly cable from the G5 motherboard.
 
Carefully pop the motherboard off and then remove the auxiliary, 8-megapixel, G5 rear-facing camera.
 
Step 13
 
Use the tweezers to remove the LG G5 earpiece speaker, followed by the plastic bracket.
 
Step 14
 
Peel up the LG G5 display assembly cable.
 
Warm up the adhesive securing the LG G5 display assembly to the frame.
 
With the triangle opening tool start slicing through the adhesive.
 
Take your time and apply additional heat as needed.
 
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the ribbon cable when removing the LG G5 display assembly from the frame.


To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.