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Repair guides and documentation for the Google Pixel 6a with 5G smartphone. Released in July 2022.

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How to replace charging port?

The charging port on my Pixel 6a needs replaced.

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Hi Matt,

Yeah, that's one of my biggest nit picks about the current Pixel phones is that the charging ports - arguably the most abused part on the phone - are not easily replaceable. Unlike many other phone models, Google chose to mount the charging port directly onto the motherboard, meaning you can't just change out a daughter card when your charging port goes bad.

So we're assuming you've watched all the videos and done all the cleaning steps possible before coming to the conclusion that you need a new port, right? Because this isn't a repair where you can just say, "I'll just pop in a new part and see if that fixes it"; rather it's a difficult fix and requires expert level soldering skills.

First things first, you have to remove the motherboard.

Google Pixel 6a Motherboard Replacement - iFixit Repair Guide

Now you've got access to the port and you've already ordered and received your replacement part, right? Something like this.

Repair Parts – Best choice for cellphone Repair Parts and Accessories - For Google Pixel 7 Pro / 6 Pro / 7 / 6A Original Charging Port Connector

I consider myself fairly experienced at soldering, but this is one where I'd hesitate. Due to its construction, it requires a hot air soldering station; a soldering iron won't do the job on this one. So either you're really good at this sort of thing or you've already located a repair shop who says they'll swap out the part for you.

Of course, given the difficulty, nobody would blame you for just calling in the experts. Google has ubreakifix as their authorized repair source, and they do offer charging port replacement as a repair service. Go to their page here to get started.

Google Pixel 6a Charge Port Repair

Whatever you decide, best of luck with getting your phone fixed! Let us know how it all turns out.

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