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Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement

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  1. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Let your Pixel's battery drain below 25% before starting this repair. A charged lithium‑ion battery may catch fire if damaged.

    • Unplug all cables from your phone.

    • Completely power off your phone.

    • Press the power and volume up buttons at the same time to bring up the shutdown menu.

  2. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray: step 2, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray: step 2, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the SIM card tray: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Firmly press a SIM eject tool, bit, or straightened paper clip into the SIM card tray hole on the left edge of your phone until the tray ejects.

    • Remove the SIM card tray.

  3. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • You'll be using opening picks to separate the screen from the frame. If inserted too far, a pick can damage your device. Follow this step to mark your pick and prevent damage.

    • Measure 3 mm from the tip and mark the opening pick with a permanent marker.

    • Alternatively, tape a coin to a pick 3 mm from the tip.

  4. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the bottom edge adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Adhesive and clips secure the screen to the frame. Heating the screen softens the adhesive, making it easier to separate.

    • Heat an iOpener and lay it on the bottom edge of the screen for two minutes to soften the adhesive.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  5. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 5, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 5, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 5, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
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    • The next three 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 three steps for an alternate method.

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

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Place your phone screen side up on an object so it will rest level between the Anti-Clamp's arms—the bottom edge should be hanging off.

    • Slide the arms over the left edge of your phone, so you have access to the bottom edge.

    • Position the suction cups as close to the center of the bottom edge as possible.

    • Squeeze the cups together to create suction.

  6. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Twist the handle: step 6, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Twist the handle: step 6, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Twist the handle: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the handle forward to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise one full turn (360 degrees), or until the suction cups begin to stretch.

    • As the cups stretch, make sure they stay aligned with each other. If they keep slipping, remove the Anti-Clamp and apply tape for the cups to stick to.

  7. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 7, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 7, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Wait one minute for a gap to form between the screen and frame.

    • If the adhesive doesn't separate, twist the handle clockwise one quarter turn and wait another minute. Apply more heat if the screen cools down.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Don't insert your opening pick more than 3 mm to avoid damaging the spring contacts.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the arms and remove the Anti-Clamp using the pull tabs on the suction cups.

    • Skip the next two steps

  8. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Apply a suction cup: step 8, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Apply a suction cup: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Apply a suction handle to the center of the screen's bottom edge.

  9. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 9, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 9, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Pull up on the suction handle with strong, steady force until a gap forms between the screen and frame.

    • If you're having trouble creating a gap, apply more heat and try again.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  10. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prevent damage to your phone: step 10, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prevent damage to your phone: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • To avoid damaging your phone, don't insert your pick more than 3 mm as you separate the screen adhesive. Note the following areas:

    • The screen cable is a little less than halfway up the left edge of the phone. Be very careful here to avoid tearing the cable.

    • There are many spring contacts around the perimeter of the phone. Be very careful in these areas to avoid bending the contacts.

  11. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 11, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 11, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge to separate the adhesive securing it.

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

  12. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the right edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  13. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 13, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 13, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a second opening pick under the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the top right corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's right edge.

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

  14. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 14, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 14, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a third opening pick under the bottom edge of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the bottom left corner.

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

  15. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the left edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  16. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 16, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 16, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the top left corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's left edge.

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

  17. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the top edge adhesive: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the top edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  18. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fifth opening pick under the top edge of the screen, near the left corner.

    • Slide the opening pick to the top right corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's top edge.

  19. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 19, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Place a small box or stack of books to the left of your phone so you can prop up the screen while disconnecting its cable.

    • Swing up the right edge of the screen like the front cover of a book.

    • Be careful not to strain the screen cable.

    • If the screen feels stuck, go back around the perimeter with an opening pick to separate any remaining adhesive.

    • Prop up the screen so you can access the screen cable.

  20. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 20, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 20, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening pick to pry up the upper edge of the screen cable cover.

    • Remove the cover.

  21. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 21, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 21, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the point of a spudger under the top left corner of the screen's press connector.

    • Gently pry up and disconnect the cable.

    • Remove the screen.

    • To reconnect a press connector, align it over its socket and gently press down on one side until it clicks into place, then press down on the other side. Don't press down in the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend and cause permanent damage.

  22. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 22, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 22, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • If you're installing a new screen with pre-installed adhesive, follow this step during reassembly. Otherwise, follow this guide to apply adhesive to your old screen.

    • Use the pull tabs to remove the liners covering the front camera cutout, the rear camera pad, the back of the screen, and the perimeter adhesive.

    • Reconnect the screen cable and reinstall its cover.

    • This is a good point to test your phone before sealing it up. Temporarily power on your phone and make sure it works as expected. Power it down before continuing.

    • Firmly press the screen into place on the frame. You should feel the clips "pop" into place.

    • Press firmly around the perimeter of the screen to secure it with the new adhesive.

    • Optionally, you can strengthen the adhesive bond by applying pressure evenly to the phone.

    • Follow this guide to calibrate the fingerprint sensor.

  23. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the plastic buffer: step 23, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the plastic buffer: step 23, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the plastic buffer: step 23, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • A plastic buffer is lightly adhered to the midframe and bottom speaker.

    • Slide the tip of an opening pick under the plastic buffer until you can grip it with tweezers or your fingers.

  24. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 24, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to peel off and remove the plastic buffer from the midframe and the bottom speaker.

  25. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the USB-C port bracket: step 25, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the USB-C port bracket: step 25, image 2 of 2
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    FixMat
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    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

    • While the Pixel 8 uses Torx Plus screws, standard Torx bits will also work. Make sure to apply constant, downward force to prevent stripping.

    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 5 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the USB‑C port bracket.

  26. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the USB-C port bracket: step 26, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the USB-C port bracket: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the USB-C port bracket.

  27. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 27, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 27, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reassembly information: step 27, image 3 of 3
    • During reassembly, follow this step to replace the plastic shim that runs across the bottom of the midframe and loudspeaker. If you don't have a replacement, press the old one back into place.

    • Remove the clear liner from the shim.

    • Use the markings on the midframe to align the left side of the shim and press it into place.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to firmly press down along the whole shim to secure it.

    • Remove the blue liner.

  28. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the bottom speaker: step 28, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the bottom speaker: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the 5 mm‑long screw securing the bottom speaker.

  29. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bottom speaker: step 29, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bottom speaker: step 29, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bottom speaker: step 29, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the point of a spudger between the top right corner of the bottom speaker and the frame.

    • Pry the bottom speaker up with the spudger to dislodge it from its recess.

    • Remove the bottom speaker.

    • During reassembly, insert the edge of the speaker with an black gasket at a downward angle into its recess. Then press the speaker firmly into place.

  30. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna: step 30, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna: step 30, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Use the point of the spudger to pry up and disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna cable from the logic board.

  31. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the 5G mmWave antenna cable: step 31, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Heat the 5G mmWave antenna cable: step 31, image 2 of 2
    • The 5G mmWave antenna cable is secured to the midframe with adhesive in two places.

    • Heat an iOpener and lay it on the left edge of the phone for two minutes to soften the cable adhesive.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as, extreme heat can damage the battery.

  32. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 32, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 32, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 32, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick under the 5G mmWave antenna cable's bottom section of adhesive.

    • Slide the pick toward the top edge of the phone to separate the adhesive.

  33. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 33, image 2 of 2
    • Repeat the previous step for the upper section of adhesive.

  34. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reposition the 5G mmWave antenna cable: step 34, image 1 of 1
    • Move the 5G mmWave antenna cable over the top of the phone to keep it out of the way.

    • Don't fold or crease the cable—just move it enough so it doesn't interfere with disassembly.

  35. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the graphite sheet: step 35, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the graphite sheet: step 35, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the graphite sheet: step 35, image 3 of 3
    • A large graphite sheet must be removed and replaced to complete this repair. It connects the upper part of the battery, midframe, and the rear cameras.

    • Insert the point of a spudger under the top right corner of the graphite sheet and lift until you can grip the sheet with your fingers.

    • Peel up and remove the entire graphite sheet.

    • If your sheet tears, don't worry! Grip the torn parts and remove the sheet in sections.

    • During reassembly, do not reuse the old graphite sheet. Follow this guide to replace the sheet.

  36. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the midframe: step 36, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the eight 5.1 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the midframe.

  37. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 37, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 37, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 37, image 3 of 3
    • The center of the midframe is lightly bonded to a thermal pad.

    • Slide the flat end of a spudger under the bottom right corner of the midframe to separate it from the thermal pad.

    • You'll feel the midframe loosen once it separates completely.

  38. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 38, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 38, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 38, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the midframe off the frame and remove it.

    • During reassembly check the condition of the thermal pad. If it's damaged, remove the pad, clean the area with high-concentration (greater than 90%) isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber or lint-free cloth, and apply a new thermal pad.

  39. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 39, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 39, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector.

  40. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the wide rear camera: step 40, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the wide rear camera: step 40, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the wide rear camera: step 40, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the point of a spudger under the bottom half of the wide rear camera press connector, between the surface-mounted components.

    • Don't insert your pick anywhere else, as you risk damaging the logic board.

    • Pry up to disconnect the wide rear camera.

  41. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the wide rear camera: step 41, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the wide rear camera: step 41, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 5.1 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the wide rear camera.

  42. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the wide rear camera: step 42, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the wide rear camera: step 42, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the wide rear camera: step 42, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the tip of a spudger under one of the wide rear camera screw hole cutouts.

    • Use the spudger to lift the camera out of its recess.

    • Remove the camera.

  43. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the ultrawide rear camera: step 43, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the ultrawide rear camera: step 43, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the ultrawide rear camera press connector from the logic board.

  44. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the ultrawide rear camera: step 44, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the ultrawide rear camera: step 44, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the ultrawide rear camera: step 44, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the tip of a spudger under the top screw cutout on the ultrawide rear camera.

    • Use the spudger to lift the camera out of its recess.

    • Remove the camera.

  45. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the front camera: step 45, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the front camera: step 45, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the front camera press connector from the logic board.

  46. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 46, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 46, image 2 of 2
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    • The front camera cable is lightly adhered to the earpiece speaker.

    • Slide an opening pick under the front camera cable to separate the adhesive.

    • During reassembly, reuse your old adhesive if it's still sticky. If not, use a double-sided tape like Tesa Tape to resecure the front camera.

  47. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 47, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 47, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 47, image 3 of 3
    • The 5G mmWave antenna cable overlaps the bottom edge of the front camera.

    • Move the antenna cable toward the right edge of the phone to free the front camera.

    • Remove the front camera.

    • During reassembly, make sure the front camera rests properly in its recess and under the antenna cable.

  48. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the 5G mmWave antenna bracket: step 48, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the 5G mmWave antenna bracket: step 48, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the 5.1 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screw securing the 5G mmWave antenna bracket.

  49. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bracket: step 49, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bracket: step 49, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the bracket: step 49, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the point of a spudger in the notch at the top right corner of the 5G mmWave antenna bracket.

    • Pry up with the spudger to separate the bracket from its recess in the frame.

    • Remove the bracket.

    • During reassembly, reinsert the top edge of the bracket first at a downward angle so its foam pad sits properly before resecuring the bracket.

  50. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the antenna: step 50, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the antenna: step 50, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the antenna: step 50, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the antenna and its cable out of the frame and remove it.

    • If your cable disconnects from the antenna, don't worry! Align the cable press connector over its socket and press down with your fingers until it snaps into place.

  51. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable: step 51, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Disconnect the interconnect cable: step 51, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable press connector.

  52. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 52, image 1 of 1
    • Adhesive secures the top and bottom edges of the battery to the frame. Heating the back cover softens the adhesive, making it easier to separate.

    • Carefully flip your phone over and lay it down on your workspace.

    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to heat the left side of the back cover, near the top and bottom edges of the battery. It should be slightly too hot to touch.

    • Be careful not to heat the phone hotter than this—the battery is susceptible to heat damage.

  53. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Apply isopropyl alcohol: step 53, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Apply isopropyl alcohol: step 53, image 2 of 2
    • Flip your phone back over and lay it on your workspace.

    • Apply a few drops of highly-concentrated isopropyl alcohol (>90%) along the right edge of the battery.

  54. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 54, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 54, image 2 of 2
    • Tilt your phone to help the alcohol flow towards the adhesive on the top and bottom edges of the battery.

    • Wait one minute to allow the alcohol to dissolve the adhesive.

  55. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 55, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 55, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the flat side of an opening pick between the right edge of the battery and frame.

  56. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the battery adhesive: step 56, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Separate the battery adhesive: step 56, image 2 of 2
    • Don't crease or bend the battery—it can leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire.

    • The adhesive securing the battery is very strong. Separating it requires time and constant pressure. It will most likely take multiple rounds of heat and isopropyl alcohol.

    • Firmly secure your phone with one hand.

    • With your free hand, pry the battery up with the pick. Maintain constant pressure on the pick until the battery separates from the frame.

    • If after two minutes of constant pressure the battery doesn't budge, apply more heat and isopropyl alcohol and try again.

  57. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the battery: step 57, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the battery: step 57, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the battery: step 57, image 3 of 3
    • If your battery is creased, bent, or deformed, do not reuse it—it's a fire hazard. Replace it with a new battery.

    • Use the opening pick to lift the battery and separate the remaining adhesive.

    • Remove the battery.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide to remove the old adhesive and install your battery.

  58. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the grounding bracket: step 58, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the grounding bracket: step 58, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the 2.5 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screw securing the grounding bracket to the bottom right edge of your phone.

  59. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 59, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the grounding bracket: step 59, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the grounding bracket.

  60. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: step 60, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: step 60, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 3.5 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the logic board.

  61. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reposition the interconnect cable: step 61, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Reposition the interconnect cable: step 61, image 2 of 2
    • Move the interconnect cable away from the frame to keep it from snagging on the logic board.

    • Optionally, you can tape the cable to the left edge of the phone.

  62. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the logic board: step 62, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the logic board: step 62, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement, Remove the logic board: step 62, image 3 of 3
    • Before removing the logic board, make sure the SIM card tray is removed.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the top edge of the logic board until you can grip it with your fingers.

  63. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 63, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 63, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 63, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the top of the logic board upward to release its bottom clip.

    • Remove the logic board.

    • During reassembly, reinsert the USB-C port at a downward angle and align the rubber gasket before pressing the logic board into place.

  64. Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 64, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Logic Board Replacement: step 64, image 2 of 2
    • If your rubber plunger next to the SIM card tray slot fell out, reinsert it with the red rings facing the outer edge of the phone.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

To run a diagnostics test with the built-in Pixel Diagnostic tool, click here.

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 Google Pixel 8 Answers Community for help.

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