Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.
Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.
LG U8110, U8120, U8130 disassembly Tools required: T5 screwdriver
Turn your phone over so the battery cover is facing you. Remove the battery cover and battery. Next remove the 2 rubber stoppers (circled below) and unscrew the aerial.
Remove the 6 screws (circled below)
Next remove the 2 rubber stoppers & screws above the main screen (circled below)
Prise the back part away from the rest of the phone by running your fingernail between where the two parts meet (as shown below)
Your phone should now look like the picture below. Unclip the ribbon (circled below)
After removing the ribbon cable (above), carefully lift the metal part indicated by the arrow above. Another ribbon will be attached which should be carefully removed. Take the circuit board & keypad out and you'll be left with what's below. Next remove the top part of the phone by pushing the housing in whilst pulling the hinge, which the top part is attached via, away from the phone. This is the hardest part and you'll need to bend and manipulate the housing the get the hinge out. Be firm but be careful so you don't snap the housing.
Your phone will now be in two parts. To open the top half of the phone and get to the screen, run your fingernail fingernail between where the two parts of the housing meet (as shown below)
Your phone should now be as pictured below. The circled areas indicate where you'll need to remove the speaker and ringer in order to solder them to the new screen. The screen can be lifted away from the phone easily at this point.
Remove the LCD and replace with new. Reverse the procedure for disassembly and it's finished.