Question about LG Shine KE970 Cellular Phone
Have broken my LCD screen on phone,just received replacement with no instructions,how do i replace it
Posted by tweetiepie5 on
I suppose most people will want to do this as cheaply as possible, buying a cheap LCD on ebay. There are genuine LG screens available from the UK for around £14 - just search on ebay. Following the instructions above, when I got to the ribbon cable connector bit, I began to wish I hadn't taken the job on... it seemed a bit like eye surgery but without the right tools. To boot, the connector is difficult to see behind the roller switch let alone figure out how the very small gold connectors are held in place etc. Don't just yank it. The entire thing is about quarter of an inch wide, white and gold in colour with a black plastic strip running along the point where the terminals slide in. You have to first unclip the black strip - I would describe this as the plastic strip "flopping" down - but does something as tiny as this actually "flop"? Whatever... once it's flopped, slide the connector out. The bad news is that it's easy to screw it up. The good news is that a new ribbon cable is only going to cost you around a tenner - and it seems as though it may be a good idea to replace this anyway (I even had a sneaking suspicion that this component may have been the source of the problem - all of the movement of the unit is connected to this... the sliding motion, the pressing of buttons, the roller etc are just activating controls soldered onto this ribbon). It's a bit of a palaver unscrewing the compartment that holds this in place, but it's quite comforting in that you have replaced most of the very delicate bits that you inexpertly manhandled when you were trying to get them apart (including the problem ribbon connecter).
You have to be careful clicking the ribbon cable back to the main body of the phone - it's a bit like a stud connector clicking on. Anything involving any pressure is stressful in this job, but if you're careful, you'll be OK.
Buy the tools for the job with the LCD. It's mainly a small screwdriver and plastic levers to get things apart without doing too much damage and will probably cost £1. Luckily, NONE of the screws are torqued up to any degree - if you have the right screwdriver - they'll come out easily. There are three sets of screws - shiny chrome ones in two lengths and black ones all the same. Remember where they come from. The replacement LCD has a quite thick plastic film protector to protect it while you're doing the job; leave it in place until just before you click the main protective screen into place for the last time and reassemble everything.
It's do-able, and should cost under £30 to do the job with genuine LG parts. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
Take off the back plate that houses the battery, undo the four screws,
then look where the bottom of the battery is just below are two cover
caps remove and undo the two screws below now separate the cover. There
is a circuit board under neath the panel unplug may seem tight but go
careful, underneath this there are a futher six screws undo these and
the two halves of the phone will separate. Now undo all the screws you
can see here including the two that are under the two covers at the top
they look like moulding marks separate the halves, undo the screws on
the roller switch,lift this and you will find a ribbon connector that
appears to be glued it's not, go careful and separate. Congratulations
you have now removed the LCD. All you have to do now is remember which
screw goes where and reverse the whole process. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
I have a GREAT SOLUTION for CU720 LG SHINEs
I just bought a very well priced LG Shine LCD screen from EBAY for only $22 with no added SHIPPING
BUY FROM THIS USER :
yallgadgetHERE IS THE PAGE I BOUGHT MY SCREEN FROM !!
Delivery is GREAT & Tools are provided!
Also, If you are looking for dis assembly on CU720 >> Here is a link to download Picture/Word instructions that are step by step.
This helped me out ALOT!
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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Where can I purchase an LCD screen for this phone?
hi. i have also broken my LCD and the top glass panel on my LG Shine. whee do i purchase/replace these things?/ if someone can let me know that will be very helpful. thanks.
iv broken my screen yehey
I have cracked just the interior part of the screen. I am looking to replace it myself, but all the replacement are for the KE970 and I have the CU720 (I think it just means its the American AT&T version). Does anyone know if the replacement screens that are available are compatible?