Saltar al contenido principal

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 loudspeaker in your Google Pixel 6.

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

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach components when reassembling the device.

  1. Apply a  heated iOpener  to the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 3 minutes.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 3 minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the device.

  2. Once the screen is warm to the touch, apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen. If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction handle to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction handle. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction handle to the screen. Lift the screen, including its safety frame, with the suction handle to create a small gap between the screen and the phone assembly.
    • Once the screen is warm to the touch, apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen.

    • If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction handle to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction handle. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction handle to the screen.

    • Lift the screen, including its safety frame, with the suction handle to create a small gap between the screen and the phone assembly.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the screen frame and the phone assembly.

    • Make sure to insert your opening pick in the right position to avoid separating the screen from its safety frame instead of the phone assembly.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner of the screen to slice its adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  3. Insert a second opening pick at the bottom edge and slide it to the bottom left corner of the screen to slice the adhesive. Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.
    • Insert a second opening pick at the bottom edge and slide it to the bottom left corner of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. The screen of the Google Pixel 6 is not only held in place by adhesive but also small plastic clips. If your opening pick gets blocked during the screen removal procedure, it means you inserted your pick too deep underneath the screen. Only insert the tip of the opening pick (3-4 mm) when slicing the display adhesive. Insert a third opening pick underneath the bottom left corner of the screen. Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.
    • The screen of the Google Pixel 6 is not only held in place by adhesive but also small plastic clips. If your opening pick gets blocked during the screen removal procedure, it means you inserted your pick too deep underneath the screen. Only insert the tip of the opening pick (3-4 mm) when slicing the display adhesive.

    • Insert a third opening pick underneath the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  5. If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener or heat gun for 1-2 minutes to reheat it. When you slice near the front facing camera, insert only the tip of the opening pick (2-3 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera. Insert a fourth opening pick at the top left corner of the screen.
    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener or heat gun for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

    • When you slice near the front facing camera, insert only the tip of the opening pick (2-3 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick at the top left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  6. Insert a fifth opening pick and slide it along the right edge of the phone to slice the remaining adhesive. Do not try to remove the display all the way yet, the screen is still connected to the phone assembly.
    • Insert a fifth opening pick and slide it along the right edge of the phone to slice the remaining adhesive.

    • Do not try to remove the display all the way yet, the screen is still connected to the phone assembly.

  7. Avoid straining the display cable during the following procedure. Carefully open the right side of the screen to the left side of the phone assembly like you would open a book. Carefully open the right side of the screen to the left side of the phone assembly like you would open a book.
    • Avoid straining the display cable during the following procedure.

    • Carefully open the right side of the screen to the left side of the phone assembly like you would open a book.

  8. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully unhinge and remove the metal bracket sitting on top of the display cable connector. Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly. Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully unhinge and remove the metal bracket sitting on top of the display cable connector.

    • Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly.

  9. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket. Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  10. Remove the screen.
    • Remove the screen.

    • During reassembly, apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • Follow this guide if you're using a pre-cut adhesive card.

    • Follow this guide if you're using custom-cut adhesives for your device.

    • 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.

  11. Apply a  heated iOpener or a heat gun to the rear glass to loosen the adhesive underneath the graphite films on top of the battery. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.
    • Apply a heated iOpener or a heat gun to the rear glass to loosen the adhesive underneath the graphite films on top of the battery. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

    • Don't apply heat directly onto the battery. It is susceptible to heat damage and could cause a thermal event.

  12. Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with your tool—a punctured or bent battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a thermal event. Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the top edge of the battery and the motherboard shield. Remove the graphite film.
    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with your tool—a punctured or bent battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a thermal event.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the top edge of the battery and the motherboard shield.

    • Remove the graphite film.

  13. If the graphite film is hard to peel off, it has most likely cooled down. Reapply your iOpener or heat gun to the rear glass for 1-2 minutes to reheat it. Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the left edge of the battery and the motherboard shield. Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the left edge of the battery and the motherboard shield.
    • If the graphite film is hard to peel off, it has most likely cooled down. Reapply your iOpener or heat gun to the rear glass for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the left edge of the battery and the motherboard shield.

  14. The graphite film at the bottom edge of the battery only needs to be removed when replacing the battery or the loudspeaker. Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the bottom edge of the battery and the loudspeaker assembly. Remove the graphite film.
    • The graphite film at the bottom edge of the battery only needs to be removed when replacing the battery or the loudspeaker.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the bottom edge of the battery and the loudspeaker assembly.

    • Remove the graphite film.

    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the screws securing the motherboard cover:

    • Eight 4.8 mm-long screws

    • One 2.4 mm-long screw

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

  15. Carefully lift up the motherboard cover and remove it. Carefully lift up the motherboard cover and remove it. Carefully lift up the motherboard cover and remove it.
    • Carefully lift up the motherboard cover and remove it.

  16. Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket. Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  17. Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the five 4.8 mm-long screws securing the loudspeaker.
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the five 4.8 mm-long screws securing the loudspeaker.

  18. Insert an opening pick into the gap between the bottom edge of the battery and the loudspeaker. Use the opening pick to pry up the loudspeaker by tilting it downwards.
    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the bottom edge of the battery and the loudspeaker.

    • Use the opening pick to pry up the loudspeaker by tilting it downwards.

  19. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the loudspeaker. Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components like the protective foam cushions.
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the loudspeaker.

    • Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components like the protective foam cushions.

Conclusión

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. During reassembly apply new adhesive where necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

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 Answers community for help.

Dominik Schnabelrauch

Miembro Desde 23/11/16

125,778 Reputación

525 Guías creadas

Equipo

iFixit Miembro de iFixit

Community

142 Miembros

16,769 Guías creadas

0 comentarios

Agregar Comentario

Ver Estadísticas:

Ultimas 24 horas: 14

Ultimos 7 días: 39

Ultimos 30 días: 158

Todo El Tiempo: 344