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Part of Google's third generation of Pixel phones, the 3a is a budget-minded option with the same camera as Google's flagships. Available in Clearly White, Just Black, or Purple-ish. Released May 2019.

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Replaced screen and now it doesn't display anything.

Hello everyone,

I just replaced the broken screen on the Pixel 3a (not my first) and now it turns on, but the screen just flashes. I notice when I touch the power button the screen flashes and nothing else.

Could I have damaged the display pins? The original screen doesn't even work now.

Edit: Posted some photos of the display connector on the motherboard for reference.

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I had the same problem, I delicately bent the pins on the battery side outwards so that they made better contact with those of the screen, and incredibly it worked!!!


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Unfortunately, it would seem that you have damaged the connector on the main board. For microsoldering repairs, @flannelist may be able to help you further.

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I figured as much, so now the next thing I would like to ask is there any way I can extract the data from this phone?

Google assitant is turned off, USB debug is also off, and I only have the fingerprint button, power button, and volume keys.


@troubleshot If you happen to have Google cloud backup turned on, you can get that. Otherwise, you could desolder the storage chip from the main board and solder it to a known working Pixel 3a


Unfortunately I had it turned off because it got full. Is there someone here familiar with microchips to see whether or not the connection is damaged.

I can get close enough with one of my better cameras. I just ordered a new screen I think it was a defect because it just flickers when I push some buttons or the screen changes to a different one. Worst case scenario I will take it to a microsolder.


@troubleshot I'm not that well-versed on microsoldering, but @flannelist may be able to help.


Thank you very much for your help. I'll try to reach @flannelist.


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