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Use this guide to replace the charging assembly. The charging assembly contains the USB-C port and is connected to the vibration motor.

  1. If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass. This also makes a smooth surface allowing the suction cup to bond. Apply a suction cup as close to the volume button edge of the phone as you can while avoiding the curved edge.
    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass. This also makes a smooth surface allowing the suction cup to bond.

    • Apply a suction cup as close to the volume button edge of the phone as you can while avoiding the curved edge.

    • The suction cup will not make a good seal on the curved portion of the glass.

    My screen is severly cracked. I would recommend clear packaging tape as it is wide enough to accomodate the suction cup. Thinner cellophane tape won’t seal properly.

    John Tippitt - Contestar

  2. Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure and insert an opening pick between the front panel and rear case. Do not insert the pick deeper than 1.5 mm, or you risk damaging the OLED panel. This requires a significant amount of force and patience. If you have trouble, rock the suction cup and screen to weaken the adhesive, or apply heat with an iOpener,  heat gun, or hair dryer.
    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure and insert an opening pick between the front panel and rear case.

    • Do not insert the pick deeper than 1.5 mm, or you risk damaging the OLED panel.

    • This requires a significant amount of force and patience. If you have trouble, rock the suction cup and screen to weaken the adhesive, or apply heat with an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer.

    • The display panel is fragile. If you plan to re-use your display, take care to insert your tool only as far as necessary to separate the adhesive. Inserting the tool any further can damage the OLED panel under the glass.

    They cannot emphasize enough how careful you need to be when separating the screen. The iOpener does not work well enough to prevent breakage (opinion). I spent a majority of the hour and forty five minutes replacing my battery on removing the screen, i.e. reheating the iOpener, warming the device, slowly, with multiple passes, separating the adhesive. Use a heat gun or blow dryer.

    Devin McMillen - Contestar

    How many passes do I need? I do have a heatgun but I’m afraid to discolor or damage the screen. Anyone know the best temp before stopping to seperate the screen?

    Sen Lin - Contestar

    try the alcohol as instructed instead of heat. “Do not heat your phone. If needed, you can use a dropper or syringe to inject isopropyl alcohol (90+%) around the edges of the back cover to weaken the adhesive.  “

    Rogerio Sa - Contestar

    Make sure to remove the adhesive under the top and bottom speakers to make it much easier to remove the screen.

    Chibi Chica - Contestar

    Isopropyl alcohol works well to loosen the adhesive. However - GO SLOW. Slide the pick a bit, then apply some isopropyl alcohol into the gap where you’re sliding toward. Wait a moment, then slide a bit more. Move very slowly, particularly around the corners!

    Raquel Smith - Contestar

    Any idea on what to do when the suction cup pops off of the screen before there’s enough clearance to slide the pick in?

    Douglas Leenhouts - Contestar

    I used a hairdryer to weaken the adhesive. If you place your finger in the path of the hairdryer you’ll have a good idea of when too much heat has been applied (when your skin becomes unhappy at the temperature). BE VERY GENTLE. I cracked my screen because I didn’t weaken the adhesive enough. I also chipped(dog eared) the corner of the OLED screen underneath with one of the plastic tools. Don’t stick it in too far. As the guide says, use the flat edge or the pick to help control this.

    Alex Lawson - Contestar

  3. In the following steps, extra caution is required in certain areas to avoid damage to the phone: Do not insert the pick more than 9 mm into the bottom edge of the phone. If the pick contacts the folded portion of the OLED panel it can damage the display.
    • In the following steps, extra caution is required in certain areas to avoid damage to the phone:

    • Do not insert the pick more than 9 mm into the bottom edge of the phone. If the pick contacts the folded portion of the OLED panel it can damage the display.

    • Only make very shallow cuts in the upper left corner, prying deeply can damage the front-facing camera.

    • Inserting an opening tool deeper than 1.5 mm into the sides of the device, or 9 mm into the top and bottom can permanently damage the display.

    This is inaccurate. The Pixel 2 phone’s back comes in two parts: a plastic main section and a glass back upper section. Only the glass section is required to be removed to replace the camera. Once the glass back is removed, the camera can easily be replaced without removing the motherboard, battery, or any other components. What is picture here looks like the original Google Pixel Phone.

    hunter alden - Contestar

    Firstly, I disagree with hunter’s comment above - my Pixel 2 looked identical to this when I had it opened up.

    Secondly, the whole thing about 1.5mm at the sides - literally scared the cr*p out of me when I started this as it’s such a tiny margin - but what this doesn’t say is that you can see these limits on your phone - just turn the screen on and it’s where the display ends - the digitiser starts there and is a couple of mm deep - hence the need to be careful. You can also see it (though less obviously) when you have the screen off - the jet black part at the edge is where the adhesive is - just make sure you don’t push in past there. It’s not like you can’t make very gentle contact with the digitiser when clearing the adhesive - I believe it’s just any kind of real pressure which will render the screen useless.

    Dave Watts - Contestar

  4. In the following steps, use the flat of the opening pick, rather than a corner, to cut here. This will help prevent inserting the pick too deeply. Slide the opening pick up the right side of the phone to separate the display adhesive.
    • In the following steps, use the flat of the opening pick, rather than a corner, to cut here. This will help prevent inserting the pick too deeply.

    • Slide the opening pick up the right side of the phone to separate the display adhesive.

    • Take extra care with the side bezels, which are only 1.5 mm deep.

  5. Slide the opening pick around the upper-right corner and along the top edge of the phone. Slide the opening pick around the upper-right corner and along the top edge of the phone. Slide the opening pick around the upper-right corner and along the top edge of the phone.
    • Slide the opening pick around the upper-right corner and along the top edge of the phone.

  6. Slide the pick around the upper-left corner of the phone and down the left edge of the phone. Slide the pick around the upper-left corner of the phone and down the left edge of the phone. Slide the pick around the upper-left corner of the phone and down the left edge of the phone.
    • Slide the pick around the upper-left corner of the phone and down the left edge of the phone.

  7. Slide the pick around the bottom-left corner and along the bottom of the phone. Keep pick at a slight angle away from the screen to avoid damage to the OLED corners. Take extra care not to insert the opening pick more than 9 mm to avoid damaging the OLED panel. Take extra care not to insert the opening pick more than 9 mm to avoid damaging the OLED panel.
    • Slide the pick around the bottom-left corner and along the bottom of the phone. Keep pick at a slight angle away from the screen to avoid damage to the OLED corners.

    • Take extra care not to insert the opening pick more than 9 mm to avoid damaging the OLED panel.

  8. Reinsert the pick at the top edge of the phone and gently pry up the display. If the display doesn't readily lift, do some extra prying to separate the last of the adhesive. The adhesive near the upper speaker is thicker than other places.
    • Reinsert the pick at the top edge of the phone and gently pry up the display.

    • If the display doesn't readily lift, do some extra prying to separate the last of the adhesive. The adhesive near the upper speaker is thicker than other places.

    • Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as a fragile ribbon cable still connects it to the phone's motherboard.

    This for me was by far the hardest step. What this guide fails to say is just how much adhesive you’ll encounter - mine was heaving with the stuff - so I wouldn’t attempt this fix without the rubbing alcohol, and I would be prepared to spend 30 mins on this - the images above make it look like as soon as you can get the pick in and around the whole phone the display will come off - this wasn’t true on mine, and I put a small crack in the top of my screen as I applied a little pressure to lever the top - the edges were ok, but there was so much adhesive at the top and bottom - right down and around the speaker grills - that I used scissors to cut the remaining strands as I managed to lift the screen higher enough! Don’t be shy with the rubbing alcohol, it really helps - and you really need to feel all sides loosen properly before you attempt to lever - but if you’re patient, it’ll be ok.

    Dave Watts - Contestar

  9. Carefully lay the display down on top of the rear case as shown, making sure not to crease or tear the display ribbon cable. Remove the two 4.0 mm T5 Torx screws securing the display cable bracket.
    • Carefully lay the display down on top of the rear case as shown, making sure not to crease or tear the display ribbon cable.

    • Remove the two 4.0 mm T5 Torx screws securing the display cable bracket.

  10. Remove the display cable bracket.
    • Remove the display cable bracket.

  11. Use the point of a spudger to lift the display cable connector up and out of its socket on the motherboard. 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.
    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the display cable connector up and out of its socket on the motherboard.

    • 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.

    • If any part of your screen doesn't respond to touch after your repair re-seat this connector, making sure it clicks fully into place and that there's no dust or other obstruction in the socket.

    • During reassembly, pause here and replace the adhesive around the edges of the display.

  12. Apply a heated iOpener to the proximity sensor on the top edge of the midframe for two minutes to soften its adhesive.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the proximity sensor on the top edge of the midframe for two minutes to soften its adhesive.

    Isopropyl alcohol worked quickly for this

    Raquel Smith - Contestar

  13. Slide the point of a spudger under the proximity sensor cable, starting from the side closest to the front-facing camera. Gently lift the edge of the sensor cable until the sensor is perpendicular to the midframe.
    • Slide the point of a spudger under the proximity sensor cable, starting from the side closest to the front-facing camera.

    • Gently lift the edge of the sensor cable until the sensor is perpendicular to the midframe.

    This piece is actually glued down - heat and rubbing alcohol really helped as at first I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get it to move.

    Dave Watts - Contestar

  14. Peel back the small piece of tape covering the screw below the earpiece speaker.
    • Peel back the small piece of tape covering the screw below the earpiece speaker.

    • Remove the following screws securing the midframe:

    • Eleven 3.7 mm Phillips screws

    • One 4 mm T5 Torx screw

    On my Pixel 2, I also had to peel back a small strip of conductive tape that was directly above (and the same kind as) the “screw below the earpiece speaker” mentioned above. It appears to be a ground strap to the assembly underneath.

    Jonathan Dubovsky - Contestar

    Me too! Please change the photo?

    Andrew Hoeveler - Contestar

    If you don't peel the mesh tape up, it will year. I'm not sure if it plays into the screen potentially not working, but it seems to be a ground for the midframe and the display ribbon has a ground contact to the

    Wesley Krueger - Contestar

  15. Insert an opening tool into the notch in the midframe near the hold button. Pry the midframe up enough to create a gap between it and the phone case. The midframe cannot yet be completely removed.
    • Insert an opening tool into the notch in the midframe near the hold button.

    • Pry the midframe up enough to create a gap between it and the phone case. The midframe cannot yet be completely removed.

    This is to pop a securing tab out it's place

    Wesley Krueger - Contestar

    On re-assembly make sure the securing tab, near the notch you use to open it, is inserted back under the frame again - this caused me to have to re-open my phone as my screen didn’t sit back down properly after I had put everything back together.

    Dave Watts - Contestar

  16. Lift the midframe up starting from the bottom edge. When the midframe starts to make about a 45° with the rest of the phone, lift the midframe straight up and away from the phone. As you lift the midfame, carefully guide the proximity sensor through the small slot in the midframe.
    • Lift the midframe up starting from the bottom edge.

    • When the midframe starts to make about a 45° with the rest of the phone, lift the midframe straight up and away from the phone.

    • As you lift the midfame, carefully guide the proximity sensor through the small slot in the midframe.

    While not shown here in the photo, there is a short braided cable between the midframe and the motherboard near the front facing camera that prevents separating the midframe completely (ground?). Be careful not to damage this cable when completing the remaining steps or carefully remove before trying to separate the midframe completely.

    ericdowens - Contestar

    As ericdowens says above, there’s a small silver sliver of a connector (next to the front-facing camera). The guides on youtube said it was a grounding wire. This guide doesn’t mention it. Mine broke when I removed the midframe. No big deal. I stuck it back down with some tape when I put it all back together. Phone works fine.

    Alex Lawson - Contestar

  17. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector.

  18. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the charging assembly connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the charging assembly connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the charging assembly connector.

    There is a metal cover not shown here that covers the motherboard, on it the charging assembly is glued with a little adhesive. To remove it apply heat with the iOpener or a heat gun and carefully pull it with an spudger or a tweezer.

    Quique García - Contestar

  19. Use the point of a spudger to pry the white antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it from the charging assembly board. Use the point of a spudger to pry the white antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it from the charging assembly board.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry the white antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it from the charging assembly board.

  20. Use tweezers to pull the white antenna cable straight up and out of the metal clips on the board and out of the channel on the loudspeaker.
    • Use tweezers to pull the white antenna cable straight up and out of the metal clips on the board and out of the channel on the loudspeaker.

    • Move the cable to the left of the phone to keep it out of the way of the loudspeaker.

  21. Use the tip of a spudger pry the black antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it. Use the tip of a spudger pry the black antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it.
    • Use the tip of a spudger pry the black antenna cable connector straight up and disconnect it.

  22. Use tweezers to lift the black antenna cable out of its channel on the loudspeaker.
    • Use tweezers to lift the black antenna cable out of its channel on the loudspeaker.

    • Move the cable toward the top of the phone to keep it out of the way of the loudspeaker.

  23. Use the tip of a spudger to gently push the speaker cable connector out of its socket horizontally, alternating pushing either side of the connector out a little bit at a time. Use the tip of a spudger to gently push the speaker cable connector out of its socket horizontally, alternating pushing either side of the connector out a little bit at a time. Use the tip of a spudger to gently push the speaker cable connector out of its socket horizontally, alternating pushing either side of the connector out a little bit at a time.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently push the speaker cable connector out of its socket horizontally, alternating pushing either side of the connector out a little bit at a time.

    This step is correct but does not explain the design of the socket or the process needed to remove it very well. The two wires enter a socket that has a very thin (you will need a magnifier to see it well) edge. This is what is pulled out horizontally from the circuit board socket. The socket base remains on the board. It would be 2000% helpful if there was a photo showing a close-up of the socket base from the socket itself - together in the same photo. The good news is if you are replacing the charging port, the new board will have a socket base into which you can plug your socket.

    James D Mc Kelvey - Contestar

    I agree, broke the base when following the instructions as is but was lucky the new port board has a base

    Sid - Contestar

  24. Use an opening tool to pry the loudspeaker assembly up slightly from its recess in the phone. Hold the silver charging assembly cable out of the way while you're working, but be careful not to bend it too far or apply too much strain where it connects to the charging assembly.
    • Use an opening tool to pry the loudspeaker assembly up slightly from its recess in the phone.

    • Hold the silver charging assembly cable out of the way while you're working, but be careful not to bend it too far or apply too much strain where it connects to the charging assembly.

  25. Rotate the top right corner of the loudspeaker toward the top of the phone while sliding the whole assembly to the right. Remove the loudspeaker. Remove the loudspeaker.
    • Rotate the top right corner of the loudspeaker toward the top of the phone while sliding the whole assembly to the right.

    • Remove the loudspeaker.

  26. Remove one 2.4 mm Phillips screw.
    • Remove one 2.4 mm Phillips screw.

  27. Use an opening tool the gently lift the vibration motor and separate it from the adhesive holding it to the phone. Do not try to remove the motor—it's still attached to the charging assembly.
    • Use an opening tool the gently lift the vibration motor and separate it from the adhesive holding it to the phone.

    • Do not try to remove the motor—it's still attached to the charging assembly.

  28. Use the point of a spudger to lift the top of the charging assembly away from the phone. Do not completely remove the charging assembly yet. It is still attached to the vibration motor.
    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the top of the charging assembly away from the phone.

    • Do not completely remove the charging assembly yet. It is still attached to the vibration motor.

  29. Make sure the vibration motor is not adhered to the phone, then gently lift the charging assembly out of the the phone, lifting the motor out at the same time.
    • Make sure the vibration motor is not adhered to the phone, then gently lift the charging assembly out of the the phone, lifting the motor out at the same time.

    • If you wish to remove the vibration motor, you have to desolder its wires from the charging assembly board.

    In the last step, the microphone board is attached to the charging assembly and needs to be removed and placed on the new assembly when replacing.

    Adam Wellner - Contestar

Conclusión

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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

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I’m fairly disappointed with this. It didn’t say that the microphone chip had to be transferred to a new part. This caused me to take this phone apart twice.

fatkidadventure - Contestar

In step 11, make sure to list the connector from the side. I just rendered my phone useless by damaging one of the micro-components at the bottom of the connector socket. :(

Sebouh - Contestar

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