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Repair and disassembly information for Google's Pixel 7 smartphone, released in October 2022. Identified by model number GVU6C and GQML3.

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USB-C replacement guide

Hi I've been looking for a guide to replace the USB-C Port of this device but found nothing. Given that this Port is disappointingly soldered to the board a guide on how to do it properly would be very welcome. I bought the device and I didn't even think that it could be soldered as with all the devices i had in the past it was never soldered and always easily replaceable including past Pixel devices. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I would have a look at YouTube videos of folks doing Nintendo Switch port replacements. It will be a similar process. I like this one, but there are lots of them around. It’s not exactly the same, but the concept is identical. There is also a good picture of the actual port at Mobilesentrix (you can also buy it there, but they are a wholesale vendor and require some level of business verification to purchase from them).

You’ll want to have some soldering experience before undertaking this. You’ll also want a hot air station and a decent soldering iron.

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As @flannelist says you need the correct equipment and preferably a lot of soldering experience as the charge port has two rows of connectors that need to be soldered. One of which is hidden under the port itself. Without seeing the board, if there are no plastic parts underneath to melt then the port could be soldered the same as a Nintendo switch as previously mentioned. I did two at the weekend. Take a look at 'The Coder' on YouTube. He replaces usb c switch ports regularly.

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+1 for the Cod3r. He’s fabulous.

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Well the following video might be helpful for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGX0s44d...

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Thanks everyone for your help and for your time. I will watch the suggested videos to understand how to apply this to the port of our device. I do have soldering skills but admittedly I never soldered anything with such small wires and never on such an expensive device. I guess I will practice a bit before attempting anything on a functioning device. Cheers.

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