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How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro

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  1. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the frame: step 1, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the frame: step 1, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the frame: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Any residual adhesive or debris will prevent your screen from sealing properly.

    • Use the flat end of your spudger to scrape off as much adhesive as you can.

    • Use tweezers or your fingers to peel and remove any remaining adhesive.

    • Take care not to puncture the battery with your tweezers—a punctured battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a fire.

    • Clean the perimeter of the frame with a small amount of highly-concentrated isopropyl alcohol (over 90%) and a lint-free or microfiber cloth.

  2. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the screen: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the screen: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Clean the screen: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • If you're reusing your screen, clean it as you did for the frame.

  3. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Orient the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Orient the adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Before applying the new adhesive, lay it over the frame to find its proper orientation.

    • Use features such as the front-facing camera, upper loudspeaker, and corner notches to orient the adhesive.

  4. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Remove the adhesive backing: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use the pull tab on the top of the adhesive to remove the clear protective backing.

  5. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Apply the adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Apply the adhesive: step 5, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Apply the adhesive: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Be very careful during this step! The adhesive is very sticky and can't be repositioned once it sticks. Misaligned adhesive can lead to an improper seal.

    • Lay the adhesive onto the frame, starting with the bottom edge. Make small corrections as you go.

    • Use the bottom left notch, top right notch, and upper loudspeaker cutout to help align the adhesive.

  6. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 6, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 6, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger or your fingers to firmly press along the perimeter of the adhesive and adhere it to the frame.

  7. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Remove the liners: step 7, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Remove the liners: step 7, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Remove the liners: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Grab the pull tab on the lower right of the frame and peel off the main liner.

    • There's a smaller liner under this one. Don't remove it yet.

  8. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Check for liners: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Check the front-facing camera hole and sensor cutout on the replacement screen and remove any remaining protective liners in it.

  9. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Continue reassembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Return to your phone's guide and continue reassembly.

    • Remember to reinstall the display cable bracket.

    • Finish this guide when your screen is installed and you're ready to seal the phone up.

  10. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 10, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 10, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Grab the pull tab on the upper left of the frame and remove the liner covering the perimeter adhesive.

    • Make sure the adhesive doesn't peel up with the liner.

  11. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Install the screen: step 11, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Install the screen: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the screen over and lay it onto the frame.

    • Press along the perimeter of the screen to secure it.

  12. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Strengthen the adhesive bond: step 12, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Strengthen the adhesive bond: step 12, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Google Pixel 6 Pro, Strengthen the adhesive bond: step 12, image 3 of 3
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    • To evenly compress your Pixel and strengthen the bond of the screen to the frame, you need to account for the camera bar.

    • If you have screen vise clamps, you can work around the camera bar. Secure the clamps to the perimeter of the device.

    • Apply tape to the perimeter of your rear glass to protect its finish.

    • Place coins or similarly thick objects along the edges of the rear glass. Make sure they're as thick or thicker than the camera bar.

    • Stack multiple books or other heavy objects on your phone. Leave them in place for thirty minutes or longer. Ideally, leave them stacked overnight.

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will the phone have the same water resistance rating after this? Assume proper adhesive placement? ALso, what about b7000 glue? Any comment on using that?

Michael Carton - Reply

Your phone will lose its official IP rating after reapplying any adhesive. The official double sided adhesive technically requires a large amount of force (somewhere in the ballpark of 80 psi) to bond as well as the phone was originally sold with. Without the equipment to do this, its difficult to predict how well your individual repair will hold up against water. A mobile-device-specific glue will work in the same fashion. I encourage you to seal the phone however you feel most comfortable. If you try glue instead of the official adhesive, make sure to be extremely precise about how much and where you apply the glue, since it's messy and your only barrier against the elements. Good luck!

Clay Eickemeyer -

Thanks!!! I can use a book with a weight on it, of an amount calculated to exert 80psi on the screen. By eyeballing it at a coffee shop, looks like 20lbs. Do you think that I should calculate this ONLY around the perimeter, or do you apply pressure evenly on the whole screen?

Michael Carton - Reply

As a disclaimer: be extra sure the raised rear camera mesa doesn't create uneven force. If it does, the pressure may crack the rear case or lead to an improper seal of the screen. But, yes, calculate the area around the perimeter, since the screen isn't designed to support that weight in only the center.

Clay Eickemeyer -

Hello! I am going to be following this guide soon and I noticed that the alcohol recommended is Isopropyl at 90%. I only have Ethyl at 80%. Is this bad? Is the difference so big that I shouldn't use it? I really need to fix this phone soon and I'm scared of damaging it.

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