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LG Nexus 4 E960 Take Apart Repair GuideGeneral

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  1. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    This take apart repair guide shows how to disassemble the LG Google Nexus 4 E960 quickly and safely. This guide was designed by the Repairs Universe team and can help you replace a cracked or damaged touch screen glass digitizer, and damaged or faulty LCD display screens, as well as other internal faulty parts such as speakers, battery, and buttons.

    This guide will help you to install the following LG Nexus 4 E960 parts:

    Small Phillips Screwdriver
    T5 Torx Screwdriver
    Small Flathead Screwdriver
    Adhesive Strips
    Safe open Pry opening Tool

    LG Nexus 4 E960 Take Apart Repair Guide:

    The first step in taking this device apart is to take out the SIM card and tray

    Next using a T5 torx screwdriver remove 2 screws located at the bottom of the device near the charging port

    After you have removed the 2 screws you will need to begin releasing the clips and remove the back cover

    Using a safe open pry tool, you will need to release 8 clips which are divided evenly around the outside edges (4 on the long sides and 2 on the shorter sides)

    Now you have access to the battery. Remove the 2 small Phillips screws holding the battery in, located near the under the camera and flash

    Use the safe open pry tool gently lift up and release the battery flex cable

    Disconnect the white antenna cable next to the battery and move it out of the way of the battery

    You will need to apply heat using a hot hair dryer or heat gun to the battery for about 20 seconds around the edges of the battery. This will loosen the adhesive holding it firmly in place.

    Next using a small Phillips screwdriver, you will need to remove 9 screws around the outside of back cover

    Once the screws have been removed you can then release 3 clips holding the back cover in and remove. There are 3 clips total, one by the loud speaker and two on each side by the screw holes as shown here

    Next step is to remove the loud speaker housing. Remove 2 small Phillips screws holding this housing in place in order to remove the housing

    Now you can disconnect and remove the antenna cable

    You can now remove the Micro USB charging port connector by releasing its pop connector and gently peel away this flex ribbon which is held in by a bit of adhesive

    Using a safe open pry tool lift up and release the LCD and touch screen digitizer pop connectors which will allow you to remove the camera

    Release the cameras pop connector. You can simply pull the camera out once this has been done

    Do the same for the headphone jack at the top of the device. You can wiggle and remove the headphone jack which is held in by a bit of adhesive as well.

    Now that all connections and components have been released/removed from the main board you can push in the SIM card tray release and the main board will lift away with ease if it does not then make sure all connections have been released on the board

    The final step is to remove the green volume button and power button flex cables and once this is done you are ready to replace the screen assembly

    Repairs Universe's guides are for informational purposes only

    egDonald, antelifeUK, ziyadh and 2 others like this.
  2. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    If you found this guide useful, you may want to also check out the parts we have available for this device at RepairsUniverse (dot) com.
  3. jhonb

    jhonb Well-Known Member

    I had one of these instruction sheets for my original GNex.That is why I now have a Nexus 4:(

    I would not have made a good surgeon.
  4. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Haha nice!
  5. odojoe

    odojoe Well-Known Member

    I'm even worse! I could not even find the two screws near the charging port.:confused:
  6. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear you guys experienced difficulties. In the future if you need assistance visit us at RepairsUniverse (dot) com. If you go to the site and click the link for "LiveChat", a technician would be glad to help.
  7. ziyadh

    ziyadh New Member

    Hi how can I order backside kit
  8. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    You can go to our site and we have what you need. Is it the battery back cover your looking for? Or is it the back glass housing replacement? We have both as well as a video repair guide and Live chat support if you have any challenges
    El Presidente likes this.
  9. drtcs

    drtcs Member

    Is there anyway to change the built in battery to a bigger capacity?
  10. repairsuniverse

    repairsuniverse Well-Known Member

    Good question. It seems there are extended batteries available online in various places for the E960. One such battery we saw had a 4500 mAh extended battery case. Unfortunately, we don't sell such a part on our site yet. However, if you Google "Nexus 4 E960 Extended Battery", you should be able to locate one. Best of luck!

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