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  1. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear 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 Rear Camera Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • The next two steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down two steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle towards the hinge to disengage opening mode.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the screen—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Push down on the cups to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your device is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use packing tape to create a grippier surface.

  3. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Push the blue handle away from the hinge to engage opening mode.

    • Turn the handle clockwise until you see the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned to each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

    • Wait one minute to give the adhesive a chance to release and present an opening gap.

    • Insert an opening pick under the screen frame when the Anti-Clamp creates a large enough gap.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, apply more heat to the area and rotate the handle clockwise half a turn.

    • Don't crank more than a half a turn at a time, and wait one minute between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  4. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, 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.

  5. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 5, 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.

  6. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 6, 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 insert 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.

  7. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 7, 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.

  8. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement: step 8, 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.

  9. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 9, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 9, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 9, 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.

  10. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 11, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 11, 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.

  11. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 12, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  12. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the screen: step 13, 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.

    • If installing a different fingerprint reader, you will need to recalibrate the reader before it will work.

  13. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Loosen the graphite film adhesive: step 14, 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.

  14. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 15, 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.

  15. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Peel off the graphite film: step 16, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Peel off the graphite film: step 16, 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.

  16. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 17, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 17, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the graphite film: step 17, 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.

  17. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the charging port bracket screws: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the two 5.1 mm-long screws securing the charging port metal bracket.

  18. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the charging port bracket: step 19, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the charging port bracket: step 19, 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.

  19. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the motherboard cover screws: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the five 5.1 mm-long screws securing the motherboard cover.

  20. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 21, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard cover: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully remove the motherboard cover.

  21. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 22, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery cable: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  22. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the camera connector cover screws: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the two 5.1 mm-long screws securing the camera connector cover.

  23. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the camera connector cover: step 24, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the camera connector cover: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the camera connector cover.

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

  24. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Unfasten the camera assembly screw: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the single 3.3 mm-long screw securing the camera assembly.

  25. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Peel off the copper foil: step 26, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Peel off the copper foil: step 26, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Peel off the copper foil: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezer to carefully peel the top half of the copper foil off the metal spacer and fold it back.

    • During reassembly, make sure the copper foil is not touching any components besides the rear camera assembly and components it was originally adhered to.

  26. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the telephoto cable: step 27, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the telephoto cable: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the telephoto cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  27. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the camera cables: step 28, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the camera cables: step 28, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Disconnect the camera cables: step 28, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the cables of the wide and ultrawide cameras by prying their connectors straight up from their sockets.

  28. Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the camera assembly: step 29, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the camera assembly: step 29, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Pro Rear Camera Replacement, Remove the camera assembly: step 29, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to carefully lift the camera assembly out of its recess and remove it.

    • 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.

    • If your replacement camera module has a plastic spacer, be sure to remove it before you install the module.

    • Make sure the lens surface is smudge and dust free before you install the camera assembly.

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%).

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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