LG G7 ThinQ front camera replacement repair guide

Replace the front camera of your LG G7 ThinQ yourself

  • G7 ThinQ
  • 10 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Introduction



The repair is a bit more difficult because the LG G7 ThinQ has to be opened via the glass back cover.


Make a backup before the repair, use a clean work surface and take your time. If you are stuck at any point, simply contact our live chat or write a comment at the end of the guide.

Required tools

  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

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  • iPlastix

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

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  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

10 steps
  1. Switching off the LG G7 ThinQ

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    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button on the side until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Tap to confirm and wait until the screen goes black.
  2. Removing the back cover

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    1. The back cover’s heavily glued to the chassis. Heat the device evenly with hot air to soften the glue. A temperature of 60 - 80°C should be sufficient. As a rule of thumb, you should still be able to touch your device without it being uncomfortably hot.
    2. The easiest way to loosen the back cover is to use a flat and flexible tool such as the iPlastix or iFlex. You will also need several picks to unstick the back cover all around.
    3. Heat the spot where you start and place a flat tool between the back cover and the frame.
    4. Use a suction cup to lift the glass if you can't find a place to insert your tool.
    5. With the iSclack, you can easily lift the back cover and then use a flat tool to loosen the glue. Put both suction cups on the display and the backcover and press the lever of the tool together like a pair of pliers.

    The iPlastix is made of plastic, so it won't scratch the device. On the other hand, it's very soft and tricky to insert. The iFlex makes it easier to get into the gap between the glass and the frame because it's made of very thin, stable metal. But it also makes it easier to scratch the frame of your device.

    Be extra careful, the back cover can break very easily. If necessary, apply the heat several times and try again. Removing the back cover might take half an hour. Take a little more time and work carefully to make sure you don't break anything.

    1. Once the tool is inserted, stick a pick into the gap to keep it open. Then run the tool around the entire edge to gradually loosen the glue.
    2. Then heat the next part and insert the picks one by one.
    3. Once the rear glass is unglued, you can lift it off. There's no cable attached.
  3. Removing the midframe

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    • 7 × 3,5 mm Phillips
    1. Loosen the Phillips screws that secure the cover. The wireless charging coil and NFC antenna are attached to the plastic cover.
    2. The cover is hooked into the housing. Lever with a tool under the plastic frame and lift the frame upwards.
    3. Now you can remove the plastic cover together with the coil.
  4. Disconnecting the battery

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    • Battery Connector
    1. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the battery contact from the motherboard.

    Always lever from a side where there are no small components on the motherboard. This avoids unintentional damage to capacitors or ICs.

  5. Removing the front camera

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    • Camera connector
    1. Disconnect the front camera connector from the motherboard.
    2. Then remove the front camera from the unit.
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  7. Installing the new front camera

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    • Front camera connector
    1. Take the new front camera and place it in its opening.


    If there is a protective film on the lens of the camera, remove it first. Make sure there is no dust or fingerprints on the camera or inside the unit.

    1. Connect the front camera to the mainboard.
  8. Connecting the battery

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    • Battery Connector
    1. Connect the battery to the mainboard. Press the contact onto the connection on the motherboard until you hear it click into place.
  9. Installing the midframe

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    • 7 × 3,5 mm Phillips
    1. Put the cover with the antenna back in the enclosure after sliding it under the speaker at the bottom.
    2. Then press the cover with your fingers until it clicks gently into place.
    3. Fasten the phillips screws.
  10. Testing the LG G7 ThinQ

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    1. Turn on your device and test it before you finally close it.
    2. Drag any app across the entire screen. Drag the app once around the entire border and then in a zigzag across the screen. The app should always follow your finger.
    3. Then test the display brightness by dragging the brightness slider to minimum and maximum.

    Test especially all functions of the part you replaced.

  11. Attaching the backcover

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    If the adhesive on the back cover is still intact, you can seal your device without using a new adhesive frame.

    1. Put the back cover back in its original position.
    2. Press the back cover on all over so the glue will stick.

    You can also heat your device with hot air and then clamp it or weight it down with a couple of books so the glue will stick better.

    If you install a new back cover, now remove the last protective films from the adhesive surfaces.


    Please also note that after a repair the device is no longer 100% waterproof.
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