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How can I replace the microphone?

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I have to replace the microphone on my Nexus 5X. I didn't find it on the teardonwn guide. Please, where's the microphone and how can I replace it?

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I need information about how to replacethe microphone (not the speakerphone) on the Nexus 5X, not Nexus 5.

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According to Ifixit to remove / replace the Nexus 5 Microphone requires " microsoldering and board level repair skills. If you don’t know what this means you may not have the knowledge or tools to install this part ".

Update (04/15/2017)

Hi @hackerfizz and thanks @pccheese ,

Apologies.

I missed the 'X' in the model number.

btw, it was the microphone part I showed. Also the quote regarding the "microsoldering skills" is ifixit's, not mine.

Here is a link to a video which shows the dis-assembly of a Nexus 5X

At 6:24 minutes into the video it shows the location of the 2 microphones at the top of the motherboard and a 6:54 minutes into the video it shows the location of a 3rd microphone at the bottom of the board. As you can see they are all SMD devices on the motherboard and not on separately connected modules, so perhaps the microsoldering comment might also be applicable to them as well.

Nexus 5 Microphone Image

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Nexus 5 Microphone

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@jayeff, ifixit doesn't have a guide for the mic or even a reference to it in the teardown. This is 5X, not 5. Just sayin.

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