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A guide to removing the phone's main PCB.

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  1. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Turn the phone on its back.

  2. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Orient the phone as shown.

    • Remove the battery cover by pushing upward with your thumb.

  3. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you.

  4. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, LG VX5200 Rear Body Panel Disassembly: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Orient the phone as shown with the battery already removed.

  5. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 2 plastic plugs located on the side and upper quadrant of the rear body panel by using the push-pin and lifting outwards.

    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here.

  6. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Place an iPod opener tool in the seam above the antenna.

    • Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone.

  7. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.

  8. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, main board: step 8, image 1 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, main board: step 8, image 2 of 3 LG VX5200 motherboard replacement, main board: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Locate the tabs that hold the logic board in place.

    • Pull the outer frame of the phone outwards to release the board from the tabs.

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    • Locate the copper connection (orange-colored) on the back of the board.

    • Pry the connector free from the board with your fingernail.

  10. LG VX5200 motherboard replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Check to see that your device looks like the image shown.

    • Note: The image is shown with the LCD screen removed. This is not necessary for logic board removal.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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