I dropped my phone the other day and one of the corner pieces (the left side of the flip hinge) cracked off exposing a thin piece of tape-like technology. I can still make calls but no picture will show on either lcd. I am interested in fixing it myself because I believe Verizon would say it was my fault and charge me (it was my fault). Any idea which part I would need to buy??
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Re: Razr V3m lcd will not light up.
First,is not easy to open your unit nor replace the housing,its not like into other unit that you can open even without using a special tools for it,but i can give you an idea on how to fix it,you need ti buy a housing,flex,and backlight, to open your unit please be careful............
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Fine Phillips screwdrivers, two sizes; a fine flathead
screwdriver; a big heavy-duty set of locking pliers to get a grip on the
barrel of the fine screwdrivers in two instances; screen wipes; a clean
working surface in which you won't lose any screws.
The method I should have used:
Shut down the computer.
Unplug AC power cable.
Use the sliding tab to remove the battery.
Close the LCD screen as best as you can. Flip the laptop upside down.
Look along the left and right edges, close to the LCD hinges, for a screw on
each side; mine were marked F10. Remove these two screws, which look fairly
Flip the laptop back over, as if you were going to be using it. Open the
screen fully (180 degrees) so it's pointing up at your ceiling.
Spin the laptop around such that the right side is just off the edge of
the table. There's a big plastic piece, actually two colors, occupying the
last 2 1/2 inches (60 cm) of the laptop toward the hinges; mine has a small
microphone hole near one end and a line of buttons for power, Web browser,
Use your thumb from underneath to pry off the edge; the whole piece will
begin to lift up. Work it out, being careful to note the two big
semi-circular pieces that have to lip up around the laptop hinges. Set this
piece carefully aside, and be nice to it -- it has a number of buttons.
You should be seeing a small green circuit board where all your buttons
were. A single Phillips screw is in the middle; remove a surprisingly long
screw and set it aside. GENTLY remove the green circuit board, by lifting up
slowly from the right; a small silver plastic tab will keep the board from
lifting up directly on the left.
Underneath, you should now see a relatively heavy wire with a connector
coming from the left LCD hinge. Use the flathead screw driver to gently pry
up one edge of the connector slightly, then the other edge. Pry a couple
more times until it seems loose, then lift up by the cable.
Your LCD is now held by just one small wire bundle and whatever's left of
your hinges. Go after the wire first.
Just above your keyboard, you should see two Phillips screws that
actually hold the keyboard in. Remove this -- and don't be afraid, because
they're very stubborn. I had to use the small Phillips screwdrivers and a
locking wrench clamped on them to get enough of a grip to loosen these. Keep
pushing down so you don't strip the screws. This was the hardest part of
disassembly for me. Set the screws aside.
The keyboard slides up -- not in the sense of toward your face, but
toward the laptop hinges. Slide it a short distance and you can then flip it
Follow that last wire coming from your LCD, which routes under the
keyboard. On the 4652lmi (lets hope your model is somewhat similar), it's
the wireless antenna. Two connectors hold it to the card; they pry up, but
not particularly easily. Note which side goes to which; the white wire (aux)
was on the right for mine.
When the connectors are loose, unroute the wire, freeing it up to the
This is probably a good time to slide the keyboard back into place and
turn the screws a couple of times.
You should now have the LCD free, except for the remaining hinges
At the extreme edges of the corners, you'll see a triangular shaped piece
of metal. That's the base of the hinge; a single screw on each now holds it
in. Remove the screws. Lift the LCD straight up from the main body of the
laptop. (Stuck? You -did- remove those screws from underneath in the first
step, right? I didn't.)
Put the body of the laptop aside. You can now focus entirely on the LCD
At the top of the screen are two rubber caps, indented somewhat from the
corners. Use your flat screw driver to scrape these away. No, you can't
really reuse 'em, but at least the screws underneath are black. Leave the
screws in place for a few moments.
Toward the bottom corners of the screen are a couple more covers made of
mylar, like a balloon. Scrape them from the bottom edge with the screw
driver. These you surely can't reuse.
Undo the four Phillips screws that you've now exposed.
Starting at one corner, -gently- slide the flathead screw driver into the
bezel, the giant black plastic ring, around the LCD screen. Start to loosen
the bezel, using fingers, screw drivers and prayer to work it loose without
cracking it. If you get stuck on one direction, go in the other for a time.
Once it's free, the bezel simply lifts straight up. Set it aside, and make
sure you don't put anything on top of it.
Only do one hinge at a time. The hinges run along the edge of the LCD
panel itself and wrap around at the top.
One heavier screw holds on the hinge at the bottom, on the innermost of
two holes in the tab. Remove this screw.
Four smaller screws run along the edges of the hinge. Remove -- being
careful not to slide 'em under the LCD, or drop 'em into your carpet. You
may need to use two screwdrivers or a screwdriver and a thumb to lift them
away from the LCD case.
The hinge should lift directly up. Set it aside, so you can show all your
friends what a wonderful laptop technician you are later.
The new hinge should drop directly in. It won't. It's got to stay very
close to the LCD panel, inside of a number of alignment tabs sticking up
from the edge of the case. At the top of the case, a hole in the hinge part
has to slide onto a small plastic part that sticks up. On the bottom, it has
to slide into position on top of the two screw holes.
Try to put in one of the four side screws. They won't go. Use the small
flathead screwdriver to gently, gently lift the LCD screen very slightly
until you can put in the side screws.
Replace the screw on the bottom tab, with the screw on the inside hole.
Repeat for the other side of the LCD panel.
"Assembly is the reverse of disassembly." Yeah.
Make sure your antenna and LCD wires go through the designated holes near
the hinge openings; don't pinch them when you put the bezel on.
The bezel will snap into place, seemingly by making lots of snapping
noises. It probably won't be snapped into place in the right places. If one
of your four LCD panel cover screws doesn't go in, you probably need to
remove the screw completely and put pressure on the bezel again to re-snap
Remember the lower hinges have to drop down into the base of the laptop.
Secure them with one screw on the top ... and, as your very last step, put
in the less substantial screws from the bottom of the laptop.
The wireless card connectors are tough to put on. If you get them in
position, you can use the back of a fine screwdriver to snap them into
Remember to open your screen 180 degrees before putting on the large
plastic piece with the buttons and lights. Don't force the hinge cover parts
through your wires; that would be, in technical terms, bad.
As the final step, close the laptop, flip it upside down, place the two
remaining hinge screws from underneath.
here i uploaded the instructions i have, i just did this and you have to use a screwdriver and push the white piece in from the outside of the phone. be carefull not to scractch the housing, and you really have to force it in
the problem your having is caused by a ribbon that connects the screen and the mainboard in the phone.
the ribbon seems to have either come loose or detached.other than that being a problem it will almost certainly be a screen issue where the lcd has burnt out.
but in my professional opinion it will almost certainly be a ribbon issue
in the top right corner you are suppose to have a little circular magnet that changes the screen when the phone is open or closed. I just changed my housing yesterday and took the magnet out and put it in my new housing but for some reason i have the same problem as you. so maybe you lost the magnet when you replaced the lcd and if that is the case then you are screwed. try have Motorola fix it, don't tell them you replaced the lcd
there is 1 or 2 flex cables in the phone on the flip part. ( display board) you an check & make sure those are properly seated. open the flip you will find 1 small round piece of rubber in each corner underneath is a torx 5 or 6 screw. remove those. then very gently using a flat screwdriver. pry appart the phone. u must start at the hinges. on both. sides. with the screws out, only 4 clips hold the cover on.
hope this helps.