소개

Follow this guide to replace the front facing camera module for the Google Pixel XL.

The Pixel XL’s unreinforced display panel is fragile and is attached to the frame with strong adhesive, making repairs difficult. There is a considerable chance of breaking the display, especially if it already has micro-fractures. Be sure to apply plenty of heat and be extremely careful during the prying stage.

  1. Heat an iOpener and apply it to the left edge of the display for two minutes.
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the left edge of the display for two minutes.

      • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

    • Take note of the adhesive regions before you begin prying:

      • Thin adhesive lined against the display panel

      • Thick adhesive

  2. Once the edge is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup close to the edge.
    • Once the edge is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup close to the edge.

    • Lift on the suction cup, and insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Be sure not to insert the pick more than 1.5 mm, or you will damage the display assembly.

    • If you have trouble creating a gap, reheat the edge and try again.

      • You can also try to use a playing card instead of an opening pick to help make the initial entry.

    • Carefully slide the opening pick along the long edge to break up the adhesive.

    • Be sure not to insert the pick more than 1.5 mm, or you will damage the display assembly.

    • Slide the pick around the corner and continue to cut through the adhesive.

      • You can cut deeper into the top and bottom bezel areas, as long as the pick does not reach the display panel.

    • Leave an opening pick on each side as you continue to the next to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

    • Repeat the process until you have sliced around the entire perimeter.

    • Be careful not to insert the pick more than 1.5 mm along the long edges, or you will damage the display assembly.

    • Once you have sliced around the perimeter, carefully lift the display assembly up slightly by the corners to check if any section remains attached.

    • Do not attempt to remove the display assembly. It is still attached by a flex cable.

    • Use an opening pick to slice through any remaining adhesive.

    • Lift the display assembly from the top end and swing it around such that it rests upside down on the frame.

    • Be careful not to strain the flex cable when you swing the assembly around.

    • Remove the two 4 mm T5 screws securing the display cable bracket.

    • Remove the display cable bracket.

    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display cable from its connector.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

    • Remove the display assembly.

    • Before installing a new display, be sure to remove all traces of adhesive from the frame. Use a spudger or an opening tool to scrape it off, and use high-concentration isopropyl alcohol to remove any residue.

    • If you are reinstalling the same display assembly, be sure to remove all adhesive residue from the panel and the frame before applying new adhesive.

    • Be sure to turn on your phone and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing the phone.

    • For more comprehensive instructions on how to reinstall the Pixel XL display, follow this guide.

    • Remove the following screws that secure the midframe to the back:

      • Seven black 4 mm T5 screws

      • Two silver 3 mm T5 screws

    • The midframe is held tightly in place by plastic clips which push into the edge of the back case.

    • Find the small notch in the bottom left corner of the frame and insert an opening pick.

    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge of the phone towards the bottom right corner and leave it there.

    • Insert a separate opening pick into the right edge of the phone, near the bottom.

    • Slowly push the pick upwards along the seam until the first clip pops free.

    • Once you've released the clip, leave the opening pick in place to prevent the midframe from resealing.

    • Insert an opening pick into the right edge of the phone and slide it upwards towards the top right clip.

      • You do not need to insert the pick more than 2 mm into the edge. If you insert the pick all the way in, you may risk damaging flex cables.

    • Slowly slide the pick past the clip to disengage it from the frame.

      • At this point, the right edge of the midframe should be free from the case. If it isn't, slide an opening clip up and down along the right edge.

    • Grasp the right edge of the midframe by the corners and slowly hinge the edge up.

    • When the left edge feels loose, stop hinging and lift the midframe upwards.

    • Remove the midframe.

    • To reinstall the midframe, align it to the case, then squeeze around the perimeter until all the clips snap back into position. When properly done, the midframe should lie flat.

    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector.

    • Bend the battery flex cable slightly so that it will not accidentally touch the motherboard.

    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and loosen the front facing camera module. from its socket.

    • Insert the point of a spudger into the headphone jack port and pry upwards to loosen the port from its socket.

    • Carefully slide the point of a spudger under the proximity sensor board and pry up to disconnect it.

      • Be careful not to push the spudger against any of the tiny surface mount components.

    • Remove the proximity sensor board.

    • Carefully slide the point of a spudger underneath the headphone jack connector and pry up to disconnect it.

      • Be careful not to push and dislodge any of the tiny surface mount components.

    • Remove the headphone jack module.

    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front facing camera connector.

    • Remove the front facing camera module.

결론

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Google Pixel XL Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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