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LG G5 Complete Teardown – Screen Replacement – Charging port fix


In this video we’re going to analyze the
build quality from inside the LG G5. I will show you how all the components are replaced
like the charging port and screen. When I picked up the LG G5 for the first time, I
just assumed it was plastic by the pure feel and weight of the phone. It felt like plastic.
It was not until later, when I checked LG’s advertising and they said it was metal. So
let’s see what’s going on. Pop out the battery holster and then there are two screws
that you can see visibly from inside the phone. And then the rest of this is very similar
to HTC’s M9. If you’ve ever taken apart that phone, it’s going to be almost the
exact same. The screen is held in by pure friction and force to the inside of this frame.
Luckily I have quite a few pry tools to help me out along with the process. When I pry
between the frame of the screen and the frame of the phone, I’m making sure not to put
any pressure on the glass or the LCD because that’s how it will break. Now if you are
replacing your own screen it doesn’t matter as much, but you still don’t want to damage
anything inside the phone. So be careful when you’re prying the screen out. Now that we’ve
lifted away the screen from the metal body we can check to see what this thing is really
made of. So I’m taking my razor blade and shaving away the back and it’s pure plastic
up to this point. There is no metal until you get very deep inside the phone and now
you can see a glint of silver. This is aluminum down there inside the body. So when you’re
touching the phone, you’re touching plastic, a thick layer of plastic. Here on the underside
of the phone the inside is metal, but you can see along the edges down at the bottom,
that is plastic as well. I’m not sure what the thought process here was cuz it definitely
doesn’t feel premium and I don’t feel like it should be advertised as a pure metal
phone. Here’s a spring loaded sensor to tell when the battery is in place. Also a
sensor for the fingerprint scanner, the headphone jack, the vibrator and the power button. Those
all rest against contacts on the motherboard. There are 6 screws that you need to take out
on the backside; Philips head. Then we’re going to remove the screen ribbon cable. It
snaps like a little Lego. The front facing camera is 8megapixel. Unsnap that ribbon cable
as well as the rear camera. Both of those just unsnap like Legos. The other rear camera,
the 16 megapixel, also unsnaps from the motherboard. Here you can see the OIS, the image stabilization
inside of the 8 megapixel rear camera. And this is the 16 megapixel camera with the wide
angle lens. You can see the GoPro affect it has there on the glass. Now this is the screen.
LG usually sells their screens with the frame intact which makes it really easy and their
screens are relatively cheap. LG is one of the most cost effective phones to repair.
So when you’re going to buy the replacement part which I will link in the video description,
you want to get the one with the frame attached to it. It makes the whole repair process a
lot easier. You don’t need heat or extra glue or anything weird like that. Putting
the cameras back into place, snapping them back onto the motherboard. You’ll feel it
connect just like a little Lego right onto the board. Putting the 8 megapixel front camera
back into place. There are 6 screws around that back side. Snapping the 8 megapixel rear
camera in place and the screen ribbon cable onto the main board. I’m going to line up
the top and press that in. And then be very careful when you’re placing your new screen
down into the phone because you can crack it during this process. I’m going to set
it in gently and then I’m going to use my pry tool to put a little pressure against
the frame of the screen and the frame of the phone to set that down into the little groove
where it belongs. Once both sides are flush you can put the SIM card tray and SC card
tray back in and put those two screws in down at the bottom. Now if your charging port is
fine, just put the thing back together again and you’re good to go. I’m going to show
you how to replace the charging port though. There are two screws down here at the bottom
once the battery is unsnapped from that bottom part. Then it’s kind of the same concept
as the rest of the phone; you pull away the metal shell housing from the bottom. Once
that’s off there’s one more screw. Remove the top plastic housing and then the charging
port can just slip out away from the plastic that it’s in. And this is the part that
plugs into the wall and then that little white part at the top plugs into the phone itself.
Pretty straight forward. Putting it all back together again. One last screw. Putting the
housing back into place. Get those two screws in at the bottom and then clip the battery
back into place and then you can press it into the phone. This phone definitely does
not feel premium whether it’s a metal housing covered in plastic or not. It definitely does
not feel like metal especially with that thick of a plastic coating. If you have any questions
leave them down in the comments. If you enjoyed this video and would like to see other videos
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watching!

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