LG Nexus 5X Display Assembly Repair

LG Nexus 5X Display Assembly (LCD and Digitizer/Front Panel) Repair Guide

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Recommended Tools: 

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

Step 1

Power down your LG Nexus 5X smartphone.
 
Step 2
 
Remove the Nano SIM Card Tray.
 
Step 3
 
Use the plastic triangle opening tool to work around the rear cover and release the plastic clips securing it in place.
 
Step 4
 
Remove the following 10 Phillips screws securing the Nexus 5X midframe in place.
 
Use the triangle opening tool to assist in removing the midframe.
 
Step 5
 
Detach the Nexus 5X battery from the motherboard.
 
The 3.8 V, 2700 mAh battery is secured in place with some light adhesive, carefully pry it up and out of the Nexus 5X.
 
Step 6
 
Use the nylon spudger to carefully pry up the rear-facing and front-facing cameras, and then detach the the display assembly cable.
 
With the cable detached and the cameras free, remove the LG Nexus 5X motherboard.
 
Step 7
 
Use the fine-tip curved tweezers to remove the earpiece speaker.
 
Step 8
 
Peel up the display assembly cable.
 
Use the heat gun to warm up the adhesive securing the LG Nexus 5X display assembly to the frame.
 
With the precision knife create separation and insert a plastic triangle opening tool to 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 Google Nexus 5X display assembly from the frame.
 
Step 9
 
Remove the following 2 speaker grills from the display assembly, you will need to transfer them to the new Nexus 5X replacement screen.


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