1. MrNeedSomeHelp's Avatar
    Whilst attempting to remove the motherboard cover this part fell off. Anyone know what it does?
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    11-29-2019 05:26 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it does anything. I looked on my V20 and it's just a spring loaded contact point. From the tear down video, I didn't see anything connected to it. I also have an extended battery with a TPU cover to replace the stock back cover, and no ill effects other than a loss of NFC (which I don't use anyway). Look at your back cover and see if anything on it lines up with where that little point would be. I.e. A circuit trace on the inside of the cover.

    I don't think I'd be too concerned about it for now, though.
    11-29-2019 08:31 AM
  3. MrNeedSomeHelp's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply.

    I've put the part back in place with a little touch of glue. It's odd though as its mounted to a tiny pcb it doesn't appear to have been connected to the motherboard at all.
    Since reinstalling I notice that I'm getting a lot of call drop outs when driving along a route I've not had issue with prior, possible hand over issues? possible antenna issues?

    Its contact point on the inside back cover is circles below.

    Does anyone know what this contact point relates to?
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    11-29-2019 09:13 AM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Since reinstalling I notice that I'm getting a lot of call drop outs when driving along a route I've not had issue with prior, possible hand over issues? possible antenna issues?

    Does anyone know what this contact point relates to?
    I've been having issues with maintaining a connection when driving lately too. Both for calls and data. I'm sure it caused a 911 operator a small heart attack when it dropped a call to them and took a bit to reconnect to a tower to call again (thankfully it wasn't critical). It's so bad now that it's one reason I'm finally looking at replacing the phone. Fyi, this is on Verizon.

    I did some more digging about those contact points. According to this thread, they were intended for a replacement back cover to enable wireless charging, but those covers never came to fruition.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20...pport-t3486488

    So I think there's nothing to worry about. Given the age of the phone, LG isn't going to spend the time and money to develop a new product for a phone they no longer support. Not to mention much of the V20 user base has already moved on to other phones. Those contact points serve no purpose other than to make us ask questions.
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    11-29-2019 09:44 AM
  5. MrNeedSomeHelp's Avatar
    thanks, unfortunately, I still had major issues when with reception when driving back today. I've taken the phone apart again and found a few other contact points that looked a little misaligned but nothing major. I still have good internet over 4g but can't make calls which is strange to me. Think I need an expert to look into this, uk based recommendation are welcome.
    11-29-2019 07:12 PM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm in the U.S, but I'll ask some of the other volunteers from that side of the pond if they have any suggestions.
    11-29-2019 09:04 PM
  7. MrNeedSomeHelp's Avatar
    11-30-2019 04:47 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    thanks, unfortunately, I still had major issues when with reception when driving back today. I've taken the phone apart again and found a few other contact points that looked a little misaligned but nothing major. I still have good internet over 4g but can't make calls which is strange to me. Think I need an expert to look into this, uk based recommendation are welcome.
    Maybe @belodion or @ironass know of any UK based company.
    11-30-2019 07:50 AM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    Maybe @belodion or @ironass know of any UK based company.
    Tronixcity Gadgets Repair Centre have a pickup/delivery service as well as a Shop Locator. Two of my friends have used their Bristol centre satisfactorily in the past.

    See... https://www.tronixcity.co.uk/lg-v20-...repair-service
    11-30-2019 08:07 AM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Maybe @belodion or @ironass know of any UK based company.
    I've never had to have a phone repaired - though I've done a little repairing myself - so alas cannot help.
    Javier P and MrNeedSomeHelp like this.
    11-30-2019 01:49 PM
  11. MrNeedSomeHelp's Avatar
    thanks for the suggestions everyone, now I have an idea on price, I think a repair is going to be a false economy on this phone. Time to get a new one.replacement v20
    11-30-2019 05:51 PM

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