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Introducción

This repair guide was authored by the iFixit staff and hasn’t been endorsed by Google. Learn more about our repair guides here.

Use this guide to remove or replace the screen on your Google Pixel 5a.

For your safety, discharge the battery below 25% before disassembling your phone. This reduces the risk of a fire if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

  1. Be sure to turn off your device before you begin the repair. You'll need to pry the screen up to remove it from the phone. Read the following notes carefully before proceeding.
    • Be sure to turn off your device before you begin the repair.

    • You'll need to pry the screen up to remove it from the phone. Read the following notes carefully before proceeding.

    • Take note of the two seams on the edge of the phone:

    • Screen seam: This seam separates the screen from the rest of the phone. Do not pry at this seam.

    • Bezel seam: This is where the plastic bezel designed to protect the screen meets the frame. It's held in place by plastic clips. This is where you should pry.

  2. Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the display for one minute to soften the adhesive.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the display for one minute to soften the adhesive.

    • Depending on the strength of your device's adhesive, you may need to reapply the iOpener multiple times in order to weaken it enough.

    • 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.

  3. To remove the screen, you'll need to insert opening picks in between the black clips that secure the bezel to the midframe. Note the optimal points of entry before proceeding.
    • To remove the screen, you'll need to insert opening picks in between the black clips that secure the bezel to the midframe.

    • Note the optimal points of entry before proceeding.

  4. If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen. Place a suction cup as close to the right edge of the screen as possible.
    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

    • Place a suction cup as close to the right edge of the screen as possible.

    • Lift the suction cup with a strong steady force until a small gap forms between the bezel and midframe.

  5. The bezel is connected to the midframe by a series of plastic clips which can be detached by inserting an opening pick at points all along the seam. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 4-5 cm from the bottom of the phone.
    • The bezel is connected to the midframe by a series of plastic clips which can be detached by inserting an opening pick at points all along the seam.

    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 4-5 cm from the bottom of the phone.

  6. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm from the top of the phone. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm from the top of the phone.
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm from the top of the phone.

  7. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam at the top of the phone. If this step proves difficult, slide the pick along the top right corner of the phone until there is enough of a gap at the top for the opening pick.
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam at the top of the phone.

    • If this step proves difficult, slide the pick along the top right corner of the phone until there is enough of a gap at the top for the opening pick.

  8. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam at the bottom of the phone. If this step proves difficult, slide the pick along bottom right corner of the phone until there is enough of a gap at the bottom for the opening pick.
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam at the bottom of the phone.

    • If this step proves difficult, slide the pick along bottom right corner of the phone until there is enough of a gap at the bottom for the opening pick.

  9. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam on the left side of the phone, about 2 cm from the bottom of the phone. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam on the left side of the phone, about 2 cm from the bottom of the phone.
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam on the left side of the phone, about 2 cm from the bottom of the phone.

  10. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm below the front-facing camera. Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm below the front-facing camera.
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the bezel seam about 3-4 cm below the front-facing camera.

  11. Be sure to detach all the clips. Slice through any remaining adhesive with an opening pick. Open the device from the right side like a book. Open the device from the right side like a book.
    • Be sure to detach all the clips. Slice through any remaining adhesive with an opening pick.

    • Open the device from the right side like a book.

    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the 4.6 mm-long screw securing the screen connector bracket.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  12. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the screen connector bracket. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the screen connector bracket.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the screen connector bracket.

  13. Use the tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the screen flex cable. 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 tip of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the screen flex cable.

    • 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.

  14. Remove the screen from the phone.
    • Remove the screen from the phone.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide if you are using a pre-cut adhesive card to reattach the screen.

    • During the boot-up process after reassembly, the screen will go through a calibration sequence. Do not touch the screen during this process, as it could result in improper touch calibration and create touch issues.

Conclusión

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

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

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Google Pixel 5a Answers community for help.

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 you install it.

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