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Introduction

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Use this guide to remove or replace the front or selfie camera assembly in your Google Pixel 6 Pro.

For your safety, discharge the battery below 25% before disassembling your phone. This reduces the risk of a dangerous thermal event if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach components when reassembling the device.

  1. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Loosen the display adhesive: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, power off your phone. Press and hold the power and volume up buttons for a few seconds, then tap "power off" on your screen.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 3 minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the device.

  2. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Once the screen is warm to the touch, apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen.

    • If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction handle to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction handle. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction handle to the screen.

    • Lift the screen including its safety frame with the suction handle to create a small gap between the screen and the phone assembly.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the screen frame and the phone assembly.

    • Make sure to insert your opening pick in the right position to avoid separating the screen from its safety frame instead of the phone assembly.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom left corner of the screen to slice its adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  3. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick at the bottom edge and slide it to the bottom right corner of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • The screen of the Google Pixel 6 Pro is not only held in place by adhesive but also small plastic pins. In case your opening pick gets blocked during the screen removal procedure it means you inserted your pick too deep underneath the screen. Only inserted the tip of the opening pick (~3-4 mm) when slicing the display adhesive.

    • Insert a third opening pick underneath the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  5. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener or heat gun for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

    • When you slice near the front facing camera, insert only the tip of the opening pick (~2-3 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick at the top left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  6. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fifth opening pick and slide it along the right edge of the phone to slice the remaining adhesive.

    • Do not try to remove the display all the way yet, the screen is still connected to the phone assembly.

  7. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Avoid straining the display cable during the following procedure.

    • Carefully fold the screen to the left side of the phone assembly like you would open the front cover of a book.

    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the 2.0 mm-long screw securing the display cable metal bracket.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  8. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 9, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the metal bracket sitting on top of the display cable connector.

    • Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly.

  9. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 10, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  10. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the screen: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screen.

    • During reassembly, apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • Follow this guide if you're using custom-cut adhesives for your device.

    • Follow this guide in case you're using a pre-cut adhesive card.

    • If your replacement screen's display cable is held down by tape, remove the tape before installation.

    • Be sure to remove all adhesive liners from your replacement screen. Check the selfie camera recess and make sure you've removed the liner there.

    • During the boot-up process after reassembly, the screen will go through a calibration sequence. Do not touch the screen during this process, as it could result in improper touch calibration and create touch issues.

  11. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Loosen the graphite film adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener or a heat gun to the rear glass to loosen the adhesive underneath the graphite films on top of the battery. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

    • Don't apply heat directly onto the battery. It is susceptible to heat damage and could cause a thermal event.

  12. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 13, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 13, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Take care not to puncture or bend the battery with your tool—a punctured or bent battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a thermal event.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the bottom edge of the battery and the motherboard shield.

    • Remove the graphite film.

  13. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Peel off the graphite film: step 14, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Peel off the graphite film: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • If you want to replace your battery it's enough to peel the bottom part of the graphite film off the battery. If you want to replace your rear camera you need to remove it completely. In case you only want to replace the earpiece speaker or the front facing camera, you can leave it in its place.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the top right corner of the battery.

    • Fold the graphite film in direction of the selfie camera to get free access to the battery.

  14. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • If the graphite film becomes hard to peel off, it has most likely cooled down. Reapply your iOpener or heat gun to the rear glass for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

    • Use a pair of blunt nose tweezers or a clean fingernail to carefully peel the black graphite film off the left edge of the battery and the motherboard shield.

  15. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the charging port bracket screws: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the two 5.1 mm-long screws securing the charging port metal bracket.

  16. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the charging port bracket: step 17, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the charging port bracket: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the charging port bracket.

    • Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly.

  17. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the motherboard cover screws: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the five 5.1 mm-long screws securing the motherboard cover.

  18. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 19, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully remove the motherboard cover.

  19. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 20, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  20. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the earpiece speaker screws: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the two 3.3 mm-long screws securing the earpiece speaker.

  21. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker: step 22, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger underneath the bottom left edge of the earpiece speaker.

    • Use the spudger to pry up the earpiece speaker by tilting it downwards.

  22. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 23, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully remove the earpiece speaker.

    • Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

  23. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front camera cable: step 24, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front camera cable: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the front camera cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  24. Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 25, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to carefully lift the front camera out of its recess and remove it.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. During reassembly apply new adhesive where necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

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