Barebones disassembly of the LG G6 to determine its repairability.

  1. Front and back reference photos.
    • Front and back reference photos.

    • SIM and SD card tray immediately removable.

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  2. Opening requires heating the back and cutting through several pieces of adhesive.
    • Opening requires heating the back and cutting through several pieces of adhesive.

      • The glass is fairly stiff and opening isn't too tough, but the rear glass doubles the potential damage if the phone is dropped

    • The rear button is connected to the phone via spring contacts, making opening much safer.

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    • The rear button is covered by a reinforcement bracket that is adhered to the rear case. Presumably this makes the button less likely to fail, and may protect the rear case as well.

    • The button components and gasket use adhesive, but replacement isn't too challenging. A mechanical button may be more likely to fail than a solid touch button.

    The bracket is an integral part pf the button assembly. The detent mechanism on the back of the button PCB needs the bracket to press against to activate.

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    • The battery isn't immediately disconnectable; the midframe components must first be removed.

    • Several identical Phillips #00 screws secure the midframe/antenna assembly. These are the only screws in the device.

    • The lower speaker/antenna portion must be removed first; the upper portion comes out second, and has the NFC coil adhered to it.

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    • The battery can now be removed. The blue plastic tab on the battery appears to be intended to aid removal. It helps a bit, but breaks easily at the wrong angle.

    • Large patch of specialty cut adhesive secures the battery making removal more difficult than necessary.

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    • Motherboard is now removable.

    • Once the motherboard is removed, the cameras can be removed.

    • There is also an antenna interconnect cable removable at this point.

    • The SIM/SD slots are soldered to the main board making replacements expensive. However, these are relatively low wear and the motherboard is mostly modular.

    It doesn’t appear that the battery needs to be removed before the motherboard, either in this teardown or when poking into my device. Given the way the battery is adhered, I’d prefer to get the motherboard, and all it’s sensitive components, out of the way first.

    Taylor Says So - Antwort

    • The final component removal includes:

      • Headphone jack (modular, gasket to aid waterproofing) and modular earpiece speaker

      • Vibrator, switch assembly (gaskets in display assembly to protect ingress from button covers)

      • Charging port assembly (modular cheap repair, gasket against hole)

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    • The LG G6 earns a 5 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

      • Many components are modular and can be replaced independently.

      • Standard Phillips screws used, very sparingly, throughout.

      • The battery can be replaced, but tough adhesive and a glued-on rear panel make it unnecessarily difficult.

      • Front and back glass doubles the crackability, and strong adhesive on both makes it tough to begin any repair.

      • Components adhered to the back of a fused display assembly.

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How do you take out the volume buttons?

Ricardo Martinez - Antwort

Hello ifixit,

I love the way you stand for the people centric solution.

I have owned Lg g6 for bit more than a year. Just recently It showed “Welcome to Fastboot Mode for boot loader unlock” and the screen got black. I tried to soft boot it after the logo nothing was coming.

I took it to the lg service centre they told me it was a motherboard issue and they need to replace it and it was costing around 250 dollars, there was no point repairing it when they refused to back up the data.

I saw some online videos and learned that Lg has this recurrent issue since long and solution is heating the motherboard and posing it back. I did it 2 times, but it is still dead.

Now the screen is complete black, there is no haptic feedback or anything happening.

Can you suggest how to repair or trouble shoot the issue.

Thank you

Amarendra Nandi - Antwort

Hi! what do you call the outer metal rim of the phone? the One where you have the buttons and the memory cards attached too, can that be replaced?

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