Volt screen replacementTips


  1. Lpen21

    Lpen21 Well-Known Member

    Those of you wondering about replacing volt screen( I suspect there's quite a few of you as this phone is like a wet bar of soap) I just changed my wife's screen in about one hour. Bought the replacement of ebay for$45( says its for boost but worked just fine on VM). Also need 2 mm tape, $2 ebay, and a mini tool set. The closest guide I found was utube fixez for the lg optimus G pro. Not exactly the same but close. The volt needs 2 mini coaxial wires unplugged before removing the motherboard vs one for the g pro. No need to mess with the bottom of the phone as the motherboard is on top half with skinny piece on the side. If you take your time pretty easy.,sorry I didn't post pics or a video, will do for sure next time as my wife drops this phone at least 2x/ wk.

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  2. Sax

    Sax Guest

    Nice info :)

    Maybe next time she breaks it, buy some of the wider two-way tape for her hands... lol


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  3. Lpen21

    Lpen21 Well-Known Member

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  4. Murf1

    Murf1 Well-Known Member

    I have an LG F3, but use the same analogy "Wet bar of soap". It's ridiculous. A case is a must. Either that or never use the phone unless you are holding it over a bed.
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  5. aml1025

    aml1025 Well-Known Member


    My comparison was "holding onto a live fish," but the bar of soap is appropriate too, lol. What possesses these people to design phones that are so slippery? Finally had my case arrive so that I (hopefully) won't have to make use of this advice.
  6. Zedordie

    Zedordie Member

    I just replaced the Digitizer for my Volt, and now the physical home button doesn't work anymore; It felt like the digitizer is pressing down on the button, so I removed the digitizer and checked the home button. Turns out, it presses, but it doesn't "click" anymore. Feels like the soft back and option/settings keys on the phone. Now when i put it in my pocket it's constantly turning on with whatever little pressure falls on the bottom portion of the screen. It still works, however it's a pain to type (Whenever I push the spacebar while typing, the pressure triggers the home button and takes me out of the text i was typing.) I'm wondering if any of you guys have experienced such a thing?
  7. Lpen21

    Lpen21 Well-Known Member

    I did not,experience what you describe but one thing I had to do is remove a ton of adhesive from the bottom of the phone around the home button. It's deceiving because it did not look like adhesive, a thick layer of grayish blue material which looked liked it belonged there but was actually the original adhesive. I heated it with a blow dryer and carefully removed all of it then applied as much 2mm tape as I could all around. There could be some left over derbies or adhesive left over that's causing just enough pressure to almost keep it engaged. Hopefully you can remove it without cracking it and clean that gunk out. Good luck.
  8. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Well-Known Member

    wet bar of soap indeed. luckily when i got the phone i got a case with it.
  9. Zedordie

    Zedordie Member

    Makes sense. I'll have another look at it later, thanks!
  10. Madshady

    Madshady Active Member

    Just bought the LG Volt today at best buy they had it in sale for $129. I still have my old phone which is the F3.

    I never did drop any of my cell phones I owned.
  11. Zedordie

    Zedordie Member

    Lucky you! If you crack the screen and are looking to DIY, careful which buyers they come from. Mine seemed to be perfect until the home button was permanently stuck. I later realized that the hole for the home button simply isn't big enough to fit the button. Now I'm stuck with a volt with a messed up home button and the softkey navigation bar activated.
  12. zachary80

    zachary80 Well-Known Member

  13. Lpen21

    Lpen21 Well-Known Member

    That part is all you will need. Also highly recommend you spend a few bucks on screen replacement tools, think I paid $10 for a kit off ebay if not then at least get a guitar pick to help remove the old screen. Also need to order 2mm tape to complete the job. Its doable if you really take it slow. I paid $45 for mine and I see prices have come down quite a bit. From the pic on ebay it looks like its the same thing I bought. Good luck, for that price its worth tryint to fix
  14. zachary80

    zachary80 Well-Known Member

    Full job took between 1 hour and 1.5 hours, total cost under $35 for parts/tax/shipping and now it looks even better than before. The most frustrating part for me was that I kept getting the phone back nearly fully assembled, would power up to test, and somewhere in the last couple steps the home button would get stuck. It took maybe 5 teardowns before I finally got it aligned just perfectly - there is zero room for error here. The only other issue I had was separating the backing from the double sided tape. Also, there is no reason to remove everything like in the guide unless you just happen to be curious. There is only one connection from the screen to motherboard that needs to be undone.

    What I used:
    3M Sticker Tape 2MM Double Side Adhesive for Cellphone Touch Screen LCD
    USA OEM LG Volt 4G LTE LS740 Touch Screen Digitizer Outer Top Glass Repair Part
    Repair Tools Kit For IPhone 5S 5 4S Samsung Note 2 3 S4 LG Screwdrivers 16 in 1
    My neighbor's hairdryer
  15. donjuro

    donjuro Well-Known Member

    Or get the phone for $40 on black Friday.
  16. Phil42

    Phil42 Well-Known Member

    That's one thing I loved about my LG Optimus V - the thing was built like a tank. I dropped it at least five times. Some of the times it would split into three 'parts' (the back cover, battery, and phone), some of the time it remained intact. Every single time I just snapped it back together and pressed the power button and it worked. Only "problem" I ever had was crashed apps (not surprising when the battery's removed like that). I really wish they keep building phones that well.

    I'm ordering a case for my LG Volt today.
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