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

Finally we got the tear down for one of Google’s new high-end phones --- the Google Pixel XL, this tear down work provides us some tips in how to replace screen replacement, battery, charging port flex cable, cameras or other small components inside. So without any further ado, let’s get started!

These repair tools are needed:

Step 1 Remove Screen Assembly
Before any disassembly work started, we need to always power off the phone and remove SIM card tray. This phone is just like iPhone’s brother. 1.power off the phone Then we need to apply some heat to the screen surface so we can remove the screen smoothly. 2.remove lcd screen first 3.pry up screen assembly With the help of suction cup and guitar pick, we can pry up the screen assembly to a small gap and then slide along the screen edges to loosen the screen. 4.remove screws 5.lcd screen assemnbly Note: you need to pry up the screen from the bottom cause there’s the screen flex cable covering by the metal cover and 2 T5screws need to be removed first.
Step 2 Remove Battery
Next thing we need to do is take out the flexible mid frame, which is secured by snug notches that makes the removal more laborious. 6.remove backframe 7.backframe Now we can remove battery, disconnect the battery connector and then pull off the battery tab you can remove battery easily. 8.remove battery 9.remove battery So this is the 3450 mAh battery. 10.battery
Step 3 Remove Cameras, Headphone jack and Motherboard
Back to the middle housing assembly, we remove the small component first, which likes a board with a status LED, light sensor and a microphone in it. 11.light sensor flex cable Then headphone jack, front facing camera. 12.remove headphone jack 13.remove rear facing camera Now, take out the motherboard, be careful with the flex cable underneath. 14.remove motherboard Here we got another small board comes with the microphone and rangefinder. 15.motherboard We can remove the rear camera by the way. 16.remove front camera
Step 4 Remove Charging Port Flex Cable
Moving to the bottom side of the rear housing, we now see the charging port flex cable, undo screws and then charging port cable assembly removed. 17.remove charging port felx Now just leave the fingerprint sensor flex cable to be released. With your forefinger gently pushing, the fingerprint sensor flex is not difficult to take out. 18.remove fingerprint sensor flex 20.fingerprint sensor flex cable So this is the whole teardown for the Google Pixel XL, not so hard for us to tear it down, everything inside can be taken out smoothly once the screen was removed. 21.Google pixel XL Teardown Any thoughts about this phone designed entirely by Google? Welcome and share with us!
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