How to Replace Google Pixel Screen, Battery, and Charging Port Flex Cable


After the big brother Google Pixel XL disassembly, here we are going to tear down the other Android phone from Google, the little brother- 5.0- inch Google Pixel. This disassembly also shows you how to remove the screen, battery and charging port and other small parts inside, let’s get started.

 

These repair tools are needed:

 

 

Step 1 Remove Screen Assembly

 

Like the Pixel XL, we can remove the screen assembly directly. First power off the phone.

 

1.power off the phone

 

Then apply some heat to the screen, which will make it easier when we loosen the screen adhesives.

 

2.heat up the screen surface

 

Then use a very thin metal prying tool to slide between the screen and middle frame to cut all of the screen adhesives.

 

3.pry up screen

 

4.loosen screen adhesives carefully

 

Be careful not scratch the screen glass. If you feel a little hard to loosen adhesives then add more heat.

 

4.loosen screen adhesives

 

After loosening all adhesives, do not hurry to separate the screen from the middle frame, there is the screen connector still connecting to the motherboard.

 

5.remove screen

 

Undo these 2 T5 screws and remove the metal cover.

 

6.remove screws

 

Then release the screen flex cable connector and the screen assembly can be removed.

 

7.release screen connector

 

Step 2 Remove Battery

 

First, there are 9 T5 screws securing the middle plate to the rear housing assembly, remove them all.

 

8.remove screws

 

Then pry out the middle plate there is no adhesives underneath.

 

9.remove middle frame

 

Be careful there is the earpiece speaker flex cable underneath.

 

10.remove connector

 

After removing the middle plate, then we can disconnect the battery connector, also there is the extension flex cable connecting the charging port flex to the motherboard, release it.

 

11.unplug battery connector

 

12.remove connector

 

13.remove connector

 

Then we can pry out the battery.

 

14.remove battery

 

Step 3 Remove Charging Port Flex Cable

 

There is a T5 screw needs to be removed.

 

15.undo T5 screw

 

Use the tweezers to pry up the charging port flex cable, it’s a little sticky underneath.

 

16.remove charging port

 

The charging port comes with the vibrator.

 

17.remove charging port with vibrator

 

Remember to release the black and white signal cable connectors.

 

18.release signal cable

 

So here is the charging port flex cable with the vibrator.

 

31.charging port flex

 

By the way, we can remove the loudspeaker here.

 

19.remove loudspeaker

 

Step 4 Remove Motherboard

 

First undo 2 T5 screws here.

 

20.remove T5 screws

 

Release 2 signal cable connectors and the power & volume button flex cable ribbon connector.

 

21.release signal cable sonnector

 

22.remove connector

 

Don’t forget to take out the SIM card tray before removing the motherboard. Actually, you can take it out before teardown work started.

 

23.remove sim card tray

 

Now we can remove the motherboard.

 

24.remove motherboard

 

Note the fingerprint sensor flex cable connector underneath.

 

25.release fingerprint sensor flex

 

After removing the motherboard, then we can pull out the fingerprint sensor flex cable.

 

26.remove fingerprint sensor flex cable

 

Now we can see what we can remove from the motherboard.

 

27.motherboard

 

Just the front facing camera, the rear facing camera.

 

28.remove front camera

 

29.remove small stuff

 

30.remove rear camera

 

So then we’ve disassembled the whole Google Pixel.

 

Welcome any advice, don’t hesitate to share with us!

 

(Picture source from JerryRigEverything Youtube)

 

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  1. BY Lukasz
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    Would be nice to know what adhesive to use when replacing screen?

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