Google Pixel Teardown and Reassemble

Google Pixel Teardown and Reassemble Guide

Find brand new Google Pixel replacement parts and repair tools here.

Recommended Tools:

Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
T5 Torx Screwdriver
Playing Cards

Step 1

Power down your Google Pixel smartphone.
 
Step 2
 
Eject the Nano-SIM Card Tray.
 
Step 3 (Google Pixel Display Assembly)
 
The 5-inch Google Pixel AMOLED display assembly is glued on solidly and is a tight fit within the frame. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.
 
Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a playing card.
 
With the playing card slice through the sticky adhesive and carefully decouple the Google Pixel screen from the phone.
 
The display assembly is still connected to the Google phone, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.
 
Remove the following 2 T5 Torx screws securing the bracket that covers the display cable.
 
With the bracket out of the way detach the cable from motherboard and free the Google Pixel display assembly.
 
Step 4 (Google Pixel Midframe)
 
Remove the following 9 T5 Torx screws.
 
The thin midframe is secured by snug, press-fit notches. Use the precision knife to release the clips and separate it from the rear case… but don’t remove it entirely just yet.
 
Lift up the Google Pixel midframe and detach the ribbon connector from the motherboard, then separate it from the phone.
 
Step 5 (Google Pixel Earpiece Speaker and Noise-Cancelling Mic, Notification LED and Ambient Light/Proximity Sensor Cable)
 
Pluck out the Google Pixel earpiece speaker.
 
Carefully remove the cable array that includes the noise-cancelling microphone, notification LED, ambient light, and proximity sensor.
 
Step 6 (Google Pixel Battery)
 
Spudge up the Google Pixel battery cable from the motherboard.
 
Detach and extract the interconnect cable.
 
Google teases us with what looks like a pull to remove battery tab, we pull it only to find out it is perforated on the bottom.
 
The HTC-made, 2,770 milliampere-hour, Google Pixel battery is adhered to the phone with two strips of adhesive, but with a little spudgering it is readily removed.
 
Step 7 (Google Pixel Headphone Jack and Front-Facing Camera)
 
Disconnect and tweeze out the headphone jack.
 
Remove the 8-megapixel Google Pixel front-facing “selfie” camera.
 
Step 8 (Google Pixel Motherboard)
 
Disconnect the Google Pixel power and volume buttons cable and 2 signal antennas from the motherboard.
 
Remove the following 2 T5 Torx screws.
 
Lift the Google Pixel motherboard up and detach the fingerprint sensor cable, then remove it from the rear case.
 
Step 9 (Google Pixel Rear-Facing Camera)
 
Remove the mini board with microphone and the rangefinder that enables the Pixel’s laser autofocus.
 
Extricate the highly touted 12.3-megapixel Google Pixel rear-facing camera.
 
Step 10 (Google Pixel Daughterboard)
 
The Google Pixel daughterboard pops out of the rear enclosure with relative ease. It includes the USB Type-C port and the microphone.
 
Step 11 (Google Pixel Loudspeaker, Vibrator, Power and Volume Buttons Cable, and LED Flash)
 
The next components to surrender are the Google Pixel loudspeaker, vibrator, power and volume buttons ribbon cable, and LED flash.
 
Step 12 (Google Pixel Fingerprint Sensor)
 
With nearly everything out of the rear case, we turn our attention to the Google Pixel imprint fingerprint sensor. It is secured in place with light adhesive, making removal a breeze.
 
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.