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Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement

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  1. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Safety Precautions: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Allow your battery to drain below 25% before starting this repair. A charged battery may catch fire if damaged.

    • Fully power off your phone and unplug any cables.

  2. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Heat the bottom edge: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the bottom edge of the screen for two minutes.

  3. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Adhesive information: step 3, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Adhesive information: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • While you're waiting for the adhesive to soften, note the following:

    • The adhesive is under the dark black border surrounding the screen.

    • During the screen removal procedure, you only need to insert your opening pick as deep as the border.

    • Don't insert your pick any deeper, as you risk damaging the screen and internal components.

  4. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction cup to the screen, as close to the center of the bottom edge as possible.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with strong, steady force to create a gap between the screen and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Depending on the age of your phone, this may be difficult. If you're having trouble, apply more heat to the edge and try again.

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

  5. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom adhesive: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge to separate the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the bottom right corner before continuing.

  6. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the screen for two minutes.

  7. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom right adhesive: step 7, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom right adhesive: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Rotate the opening pick around the bottom right corner to separate the adhesive.

  8. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 8, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 8, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a new opening pick in the bottom right corner.

    • Slide the opening pick toward the top right corner to separate the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner before continuing.

  9. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Heat the top edge: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the top edge of the screen for two minutes.

  10. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top right adhesive: step 10, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top right adhesive: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Rotate the opening pick around the top right corner to separate its adhesive.

  11. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top adhesive: step 11, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top adhesive: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a new opening pick in the top right corner.

    • Slide the opening pick toward the top left corner to separate its adhesive.

  12. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the left edge of the screen for two minutes.

  13. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top left adhesive: step 13, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the top left adhesive: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • The sharp corner is very fragile. Use plenty of heat and be very gentle around the corner during this step.

    • Angle your pick so it's as flat as possible to the screen.

    • Rotate the opening pick around the top left corner to separate the adhesive.

  14. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the left adhesive: step 14, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the left adhesive: step 14, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the left adhesive: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a new opening pick in the top left corner.

    • Slide the opening pick toward the bottom left corner to separate the adhesive.

  15. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom left adhesive: step 15, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the bottom left adhesive: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • The sharp corner is very fragile. Use plenty of heat and be very gentle around the corner during this step.

    • Angle your pick so it's as flat as possible to the screen.

    • Rotate the opening pick around the bottom left corner to separate the adhesive.

  16. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Adhesive information: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • There's a small adhesive strip that secures the screen near the top right corner of the phone.

    • The next three steps will show you how to separate this adhesive.

  17. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Heat the top right corner: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the top right corner of the screen for two minutes.

  18. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 18, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 18, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick under the right edge of the screen, near the top right corner.

    • Push the opening pick under the screen as far you can go without losing your grip.

  19. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 19, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Separate the adhesive: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Be very careful during this step, as you risk breaking the screen. Work slowly and apply more heat if necessary.

    • Twist the opening pick back and forth to separate the adhesive.

    • If you don't feel the adhesive separating, apply more heat or insert the pick at a different angle.

  20. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reposition the screen: step 20, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reposition the screen: step 20, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reposition the screen: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • At this point, the screen should be separated from the frame. If there's still resistance around the edges, use an opening pick to separate any remaining adhesive.

    • Don't remove the screen yet, as it's still connected to the phone by a cable.

    • Swing the left edge of the screen up and over the right edge of the phone.

    • Let the screen rest next to the phone before continuing.

  21. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the bottom bracket: step 21, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    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 Fold uses Torx Plus screws, standard Torx bits also work. Use the same size or one size larger (T3 Torx or T4 bits with 3IP Torx Plus screws) and apply constant, downward force to prevent stripping.

    • Use a Torx Plus 3IP screwdriver to remove the five 2.5 mm‑long screws securing the bottom bracket.

  22. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the bottom bracket: step 22, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the bottom bracket: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the bottom bracket.

    • During reassembly, make sure the bottom bracket is sitting in its two alignment pegs before refastening it.

  23. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the flip battery: step 23, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the flip battery: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Don't pry against the battery during this step. Angle your spudger under the left or right edges of the press connector.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the flip battery press connector.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Don't press down in the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend and cause permanent damage.

  24. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 24, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the point of a spudger under the short edge of the screen press connector facing the bottom of the phone.

    • Don't insert your spudger anywhere else, as you risk damaging surface-mounted components on the logic board.

    • Pry up to disconnect the screen press connector.

  25. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the screen: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screen.

  26. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reassembly information: step 26, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reassembly information: step 26, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Reassembly information: step 26, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tesa 61395 Tape
    $5.99
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    • During reassembly, perform the following:

    • If you're reusing your screen, use tweezers to remove big chunks of adhesive from the perimeter of the screen.

    • Repeat for any adhesive on the frame, including the small adhesive at the top right of the phone.

    • If your top right adhesive is still intact and sticky, you can reuse it.

    • Use isopropyl alcohol (>90%) and a lint-free cloth to remove any remaining adhesive residue.

    • Follow this guide to replace your screen adhesive.

    • If you don't have custom cut adhesive strips, use double-sided tape, like Tesa Tape, to secure the screen to the frame.

  27. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the top bracket: step 27, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Unfasten the top bracket: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Torx Plus 3IP screwdriver to remove the three 2.5 mm‑long screws securing the top bracket.

    • There's a magnet at the top right corner of phone. As you remove nearby screws, they might stick the magnet.

    • If you're having trouble inserting these screws, use tweezers to hold it in place while you screw in the first few threads.

  28. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top bracket: step 28, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top bracket: step 28, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top bracket: step 28, image 3 of 3
    • The flip vibrator is attached to the underside of the top bracket.

    • Pull the top bracket toward the left edge of the phone to separate it from its recess in the frame.

    • Remove the top bracket.

    • During reassembly, insert the right edge of the top bracket under its lip in the frame before aligning the screw holes.

  29. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top speaker: step 29, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top speaker: step 29, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the top speaker: step 29, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tesa 61395 Tape
    $5.99
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    • The top speaker is lightly adhered to the frame.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the battery and the bottom edge of the top speaker.

    • Twist the spudger to separate the adhesive securing the bottom speaker.

    • Don't pry with the spudger, as you risk damaging the battery.

    • Remove the top speaker.

    • During reassembly, if your adhesive is still intact and sticky, you can reuse it. Otherwise, follow this guide to replace the adhesive.

    • If you don't have custom cut adhesive strips, use double-sided tape, like Tesa Tape, to secure the speaker to the frame.

  30. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the top interconnect cable: step 30, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Disconnect the top interconnect cable: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of spudger to pry up and disconnect the top interconnect cable press connector.

  31. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the upper board: step 31, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the upper board: step 31, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the upper board: step 31, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the upper board toward the bottom of the phone to separate it from its recess in the frame

    • Remove the upper board.

    • During reassembly, make sure the upper board sits in its alignment peg before securing anything to it.

  32. Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 32, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 32, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel Fold Flip Front Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera: step 32, image 3 of 3
    • Support the upper board with one hand.

    • Use your other hand to pry up and disconnect the front camera press connector with the flat end of the spudger.

    • Remove the front camera.

Conclusion

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

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 you install it.

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

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

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

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4 Comments

Hi, my cam stop working i buy the piece here, but when i remove the screen i try to do it very gently now mi outter screen have white bars, and the touch dont work at all.

I can see only parts of the screen and the camera still just show black.

I need yo teeplace now my screen?

And what else can be the problen of the front face cam

Javier Peralta Zamora - Reply

Hi there!

I'm sorry to hear about the repair! There's a few things that could've gone wrong here. The first is that the front camera part is defective, in which case you should contact our Customer Support team (you can find the link at the bottom of the page) and work with them to get a new part. If the part isn't defective, it could be that either the press connector on the camera is not fully connected to its board OR that the interconnect cable isn't fully connected to the board. Try disconnecting and reconnecting it, making sure that the connector sits flat on its pins. Otherwise, there could be something blocking the camera, like some leftover adhesive, which could be directly on the camera lens or on the back of the screen where the camera "looks" through it. For the screen and its white bars, it could be that the screen got damaged during disassembly. If so, you can buy a replacement screen here. It could also be that the screen connector isn't fully connected, so disconnect and reconnect it!

Alex Diaz-Kokaisl -

Hi Alex isnthere any way to reach you personal, I already changed the outside camera with the new one I bought at ifixit, it still doesn't work.But when I disconnect the camera and all that module, my camera app crashes, so the module does work I can't even take photos with my selfie can in tablet mode, I already connected my old camera and the one I bought and everything looks black

Javier Peralta Zamora - Reply

I bought a new front camera from ifixit I try to install it and don't work

Javier Peralta Zamora - Reply

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