LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Repair Guide
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- 1. 5-0013 T5 Torx Screwdriver 5-0016 Small Phillips Screwdriver 5-0019 Plastic Opening Tools 5-0022 Spudger Heat Gun/Blow Dryer Recommended Tools You can nd a full archive of RepairsUniverse teardown guides and repair videos, for numerous makes and models of smartphones and tablets, by visiting www.repairsuniverse.com. Page 1 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ LG Nexus 4 E960 TEARDOWN GUIDE http://www.repairsuniverse.com - RepairsUniverse helps you disassemble your Nexus 4 smartphone with this Official LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Repair Guide. The instructions we have provided will show you step by step how to teardown and disassemble your LG E960 smartphone to replace or repair a damaged display assembly or internal component. Visit RepairsUniverse.com to learn about the different repair options we offer, all which will help get your LG device working like new again quickly, and affordably!
2. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Page 2 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Battery Begin to teardown the LG Nexus 4 by removing the back cover. Locate the two T5 torx screws that are located on either side of the dock port. Remove the two screws with the appropriate screwdriver. 3. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Next, insert the plastic opening tool in the notch in the back cover of the LG smartphone. Pry at this point to release the clips holding the cover to the phone. You can now remove the back cover from the LG E960. Page 3 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 4. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide With the back cover o, the battery is visible. The battery has two Phillips screws (#00) securing its terminal to the smartphone. Remove the two screws to release the battery from the Nexus 4. Page 4 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 5. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide With the terminal screws removed, the battery can be easily removed. It is secured down with a small amount of adhesive. Use the spudger to separate the battery from the adhesive securing it to the LG smartphone. Page 5 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 6. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) holding the loudspeaker to the smartphone with the appropriate screwdriver. Page 6 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Loudspeaker Assembly 7. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Use the spudger to maneuver and remove the loudspeaker assembly out of its housing in the Nexus 4. Page 7 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 8. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Locate and remove the nine Phillips screws (#00) that secure the rear housing cover to the Nexus 4. Page 8 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 9. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide With the securing screws removed, the rear housing cover can be removed from the LG Nexus 4. Page 9 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 10. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Use the spudger to pry up and release the headphone jack and proximity sensor assembly connection. This will allow you to lift and remove the headphone jack from the Nexus 4. Page 10 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 11. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Use the spudger to release the large display assembly connection, and then peel it up from the motherboard. Page 11 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Rear-Facing Camera 12. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Continuing with the spudger, pry and release the connection for the rear-facing camera. You can now remove the rear-facing camera from the Nexus 4. Page 12 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 13. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Use the SIM card eject tool or a paperclip to remove the SIM card tray from the side of the LG Nexus 4. Page 13 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ SIM Card Tray 14. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Two ribbon cable plugs and one antenna connector secure the motherboard to the LG smartphone. Use the spudger to gently pry up, release, and then remove these three connections. Page 14 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 15. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide With all of the connections released from the motherboard, the motherboard is now free to lift and remove from the body of the LG Nexus 4. Page 15 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Front-Facing Camera 16. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide The front-facing camera is still secured to the bottom side of the motherboard. Use the spudger to swipe at and release its connection. You can now remove the front-facing camera from the Nexus 4. Page 16 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 17. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide The dock port assembly is secured with a small amount of adhesive. Use the spudger to peel up and remove this assembly from the LG Nexus 4. Page 17 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Dock Port Assembly 18. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Use the heat gun/blow drier to heat the adhesive securing the LCD and touch screen assembly to the smartphones frame/front housing. Page 18 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Display Assembly (LCD & Touch Screen) 19. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide To begin the separation of the display assembly from the plastic frame, insert the plastic opening tool in the earpiece speakers opening to begin prying the display assembly from the frame/front housing. Continue to work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the display assembly and frame until they are completely separated. Page 19 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 20. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide Breakdown 1. LG Nexus 4 E960 Display Assembly (LCD & 1. Touch Screen) with Frame 2. LG Nexus 4 E960 Back Battery Cover with 2. Glass Lens 3. LG Nexus 4 E960 Motherboard 4. LG Nexus 4 E960 Rear Housing with 4. Vibrator 5. LG Nexus 4 E960 Battery 6. LG Nexus 4 E960 Dock Connector 7. LG Nexus 4 E960 Loudspeaker 8. LG Nexus 4 E960 SIM Card Tray 9. LG Nexus 4 E960 Rear-Facing Camera 10. LG Nexus 4 E960 Headphone Jack & Proximity 10. Sensor 11. LG Nexus 4 E960 Front-Facing Camera Page 20 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ 1 2 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 21. Page 21 of 21http://www.repairsuniverse.com/ Notice/Warning: REPAIRSUNIVERSE DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE, OR INJURY CAUSED, WHILE YOU ARE FOLLOWING OUR DISASSEMBLE GUIDES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. UTILIZING THESE GUIDES TO HELP ASSIST YOU IN REPAIRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICES WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. REPAIRS UNIVERSE STRICTLY PROHIBITS ALTERING OR MODIFYING OUR TEARDOWN GUIDES FOR COMMERCIAL USE, REPRODUCTION, OR PUBLICATION. LG Nexus 4 E960 Teardown Guide