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Repair guides and documentation for the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. Released October 15th, 2020. Model Number: GD1YQ, GTT9Q

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Case bulging after battery replacement Dec 2023


I replaced the battery for Pixel 5 from iFixit

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mid December last year (2023). Recently the screen starting separating from the rest of the phone and pulling the adhesive apart.

I looked inside by scraping the adhesive off and undoing the clips and there's nothing out of the place ordinary it seems. The only thing I can think of that seems to stop the case from fully closing is the battery itself even though I just replaced it last Dec.

Is there something else I'm missing why I can't close the case or why it might have suddenly started bulging? Do I need to replace the battery again even though it's only been 5 months?

Thanks for your time in advance,


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Hi @ericrobert47830

Looks like you may have got a faulty battery. It can happen.

If the battery was obtained from ifixit USA then there's a 1 year guarantee on the battery. (scroll down the page to find the link).

Contact ifixit (scroll to bottom of page to find the contact link) about getting a replacement battery.

If you purchased it from another ifixit shop, here's a link that may help.

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Google Pixel 5 Battery - Genuine


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