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Gadget Review – LG V20 Teardown Screen repair, Battery Swap, Charging port fix

LG V20 Teardown - Screen repair, Battery Swap, Charging port fix

In front of me I have the LG V20. This is probably one of the easiest phones
ive repaired all year! All you need is a broken phone and a simple
screw driver. Lets get started. [Intro] Make sure the phone is turned off before you
get started with this repair.

Then you can press the back panel eject button
on the side of the phone to expose the battery. Remove the battery and set it next to that
back panel. Then you are ready to remove the 21 screws
that surround the edge of the device. Its always good practice to keep these screws
organized.

I always set them on a separate piece of paper,
in the same general shape and location that they were removed from the phone. Put the screws back in the same hole they
came from. I will link all the tools AND replacement
parts for the LG V20 down in the video description of this video. After the screws are removed the top and bottom
sections of the phone will pop off.

These are made of pure plastic and are held
very firmly in place by a few clasps, so you do have to get semi aggressive with them. After those are removed the rear back plastic
back can come off. This exposes the loud speaker, the finger
print scanner, the rear sensors and flash. This is also where we would replace the camera
lens as well…

Which something I need to do someday soon as well, so watch out for
that video. Looking at the motherboard, Ill unclip the
little lego-like screen ribbon cable at the bottom and then adjust the front facing camera
so that I can lift out the mother board, without that catching. Then I can pull the board from the frame of
the screen. This is what your replacement screen will
look like.

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You will have to move over the little tiny
components like the circular vibration motor, the earpiece, and the buttons along the side,
and the most important component… The headphone jack. Having a phone without a headphone jack would
be like having a President who doesn't believe in climate change. Completely illogical.

I will link the replacement screens in the
video description, you can check the price there. They are already surprisingly cheap compared
to other recently released phones. I'm going to check out the motherboard before
putting the phone back together again. You can see the OIS stabilization on the regular
rear camera lens.

The wide angle lens does not have the Optical
stabilization. Each of the cameras can snap off like a little
Lego piece. But unfortunately the charging port is permanently
soldered. So if your charging port breaks, you are out
of luck, unless you have a micro soldering station and some major skills.

Ill clip the cameras back into place. Make sure you get them back into their correct
slots and orientations. The mother board will sit perfectly into the
frame of your new screen, and you can clip the screen ribbon cable back into place there
at the bottom. Then set the back plastic piece down on top
of the main board, with each of the two little end caps and all 21 screws.

There are an incredible amount of screws,
but at least the phone has a solid build quality. So ya, If you break your screen, it's going
to cost you some monies, but at least its possible to swap with just a simple screwdriver. You wont need to go robbing hair dryers from
little old ladies to open this phone up like you would a Samsung; those are much more difficult
to repair. Hit that thumbs up button if you like easily
repaired cell phones.

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Thanks a ton for watching! Ill see you around..

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