OnePlus 3T Teardown

OnePlus 3T Teardown and Reassemble Guide

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Recommended Tools:

Plastic Triangle Opening Tool
T2 Torx Screwdriver
Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
2mm Red Adhesive
Multi-Purpose Heat Gun
Professional Phillips Screwdriver
Playing Cards

Step 1 

Power down your OnePlus 3T phone.
 
Step 2 (OnePlus 3T Dual Nano-SIM Card Tray)
 
Eject the dual Nano-SIM card tray.
 
Step 3 (OnePlus 3T Rear Case)
 
Extricate the following 2 T2 Torx screws from the bottom of the OnePlus 3T.
 
Use the plastic triangle opening tool to release the clips and then pop the OnePlus 3T out of its anodized aluminum rear enclosure. There is no pesky adhesive, making this procedure a snap.
 
Step 4 (OnePlus 3T Battery)
 
Detach the OnePlus 3T battery from the motherboard.
 
Remove the following Phillips screw and metal bracket.
 
Spudge up the interconnect cable and the USB-C port cable from the motherboard.
 
Remove the interconnect cable.
 
Use the exposed clear plastic pull tab to peel the 3400 milliampere-hour (mAh) battery off the adhesive securing it to the OnePlus 3T.
 
Step 5 (OnePlus 3T USB-C Port, Loudspeaker, Headphone Jack and Microphone Assembly)
 
Unfasten the 3 connectors from the USB-C port assembly.
 
Remove the following 7 Phillips screws.
 
Easily pry up the OnePlus 3T USB-C port, headphone jack, and loudspeaker assembly.
 
Use the spudger to remove the small daughterboard. It includes the 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microphone, and some control hardware and spring contacts.
 
Now separate the OnePlus 3T USB-C port and loudspeaker box.
 
Step 6 (OnePlus 3T Motherboard)
 
Disconnect the OnePlus 3T display cable and the signal cable from the motherboard.
 
Remove the following 7 Phillips screws.
 
With the cables and screws out of the way, free the OnePlus 3T motherboard from the phone.
 
Step 7 (OnePlus 3T Rear-Facing Camera and Front-Facing Camera)
 
Detach the 16-megapixel OnePlus 3T rear-facing camera from the motherboard.
 
Peel up the tape, and then remove the 16-megapixel OnePlus 3T front-facing selfie camera.
 
Step 8 (OnePlus 3T Earpiece Speaker, Power and Volume Buttons Cable, and Signal Cable)
 
Pluck out the spring-contact-connected OnePlus 3T earpiece speaker.
 
With the tweezers in hand, carefully peel up the OnePlus 3T power and volume buttons ribbon cable.
 
Remove the signal cable from the side of the midframe.
 
Step 9 (OnePlus 3T Capacitive Home Button and Fingerprint Sensor)
 
Extracting the OnePlus 3T capacitive home button and fingerprint sensor is a breeze. If issues develop with the home button, the absence of solder or adhesive will make it an easy fix.
 
Step 10 (OnePlus 3T Display Assembly)
 
Use the heat gun to warm up the adhesive securing the 5.5” OnePlus 3T display assembly to the frame.
 
With the precision knife, carefully create separation and insert a playing card to start slicing through the adhesive.
 
Take your time and apply additional heat as needed. Patiently work around the OnePlus 3T AMOLED display with playing cards.
 
Once you have sliced through the adhesive, be mindful of the display’s cable and the cables for the bottom buttons when decoupling the display assembly from the frame.
 
Step 11 (OnePlus 3T Capacitive Bottom Button Cables)
 
Carefully peel up the cables for the OnePlus 3T bottom buttons from the front panel.
 
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.