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The third generation Pixel released by Google in October 2018.

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Pixel 3 dead, what will fix it?

My Pixel 3 is completely dead. No light, no vibration, no reaction to any button presses. If I put it on a wireless charger, the charger recognizes it, but then stops charging immediately. If I plug it into a USB-C power meter, it recognizes it's connected but doesn't charge. If I connect it to a computer, it doesn't list it as a newly connected USB device.

I noticed the battery was bulging, so I replaced that with the ifixit replacement. It still is dead.

So I'm wondering what might account for these failures? A bad replacement battery? A bad charging port? A bad motherboard? A cabling issue?

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All the above, plus possible residue on PCBs from the bulged battery.

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I think the most likely repair could be narrowed down from these symptoms.

Also, the battery bulged, it didn't leak, so why would there be residue?


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