Introduction

This guide will outline how to replace a cracked, shattered, or faulty screen on a Google Pixel C.

Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart
  • Ensure that the device is completely powered down before beginning to take it apart

  • Use a heat gun to melt the adhesive that holds the screen to the device

  • Move the heat gun around the edge of the screen for approximately 1 minute, or until the screen can be lifted off in the next step.

  • Make sure not to heat the screen for too long because too much can damage other components inside the tablet.

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Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger. If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.
  • Use a suction cup to assist in lifting the screen while prying around its edges with a plastic spudger.

  • If necessary use a metal spudger to pry the screen up, taking care not to scratch the device.

  • Be careful not to pull the screen too far off. It will still be attached to the device by a cable for the front facing camera and the wide display data cable.

  • Reattaching the screen will require adhesive to ensure that it stays in place.

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Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out. Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Detach the cables for the camera by lifting the small flap using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger. Gently pull the ribbon cable out.

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Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable. When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.
  • Follow the same removal procedure to detach the wide gold cable.

  • When reattaching cables, it is helpful to use tweezers to slide the cable in before securing it down with the flap.

  • This device is missing a battery, so the device that you are working on may appear slightly different inside.

This is not very useful if there is no way of getting the parts.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can a replacement screen be located?

Ronnie Williams - Reply

Where can i buy a spare screen for this tablet?

Luigi Abbinante - Reply

Yes, I have to buy the screen too, but where??

Кирилл Кнышев - Reply

All very nice but unfortunately useless without knowing where to get the parts :(

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