Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in your Huawei P9 smartphone.

Before disassembling your phone, discharge the battery below 25%. The battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured, but the chances of that happening are much lower if discharged.

  1. First switch off your phone and remove the SIM card tray. Unscrew the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's USB C port. If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shreds and get a better grip to open the phone.
    • First switch off your phone and remove the SIM card tray.

    • Unscrew the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's USB C port.

    • If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shreds and get a better grip to open the phone.

  2. Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel. Don't remove the rear panel completely yet. There is a cable connected to it! It is running from the finger print sensor to the display unit.
    • Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.

    • Don't remove the rear panel completely yet. There is a cable connected to it! It is running from the finger print sensor to the display unit.

  3. Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger. Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.
    • Disconnect the finger print sensor using a spudger.

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  5. Unplug the antenna cable. Remove the sticker that sits on top of the screw. Remove the sticker that sits on top of the screw.
    • Unplug the antenna cable.

    • Remove the sticker that sits on top of the screw.

  6. Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate in place. The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards. The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards.
    • Unscrew the two Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate in place.

    • The plate, which is covering the battery connector, has two little hooks on each side. Use a tweezer to free them and unhinge the plate by carefully moving it upwards.

  7. Now you can unplug the battery connector and bend it aside. Now you can unplug the battery connector and bend it aside.
    • Now you can unplug the battery connector and bend it aside.

  8. Free the ends of the adhesive pull tabs to get a good grip on them. Free the ends of the adhesive pull tabs to get a good grip on them.
    • Free the ends of the adhesive pull tabs to get a good grip on them.

    • The battery is secured with three pieces of adhesive, a removable pull-tab in the center, and on the SIM tray side. A third piece of adhesive on the button side has no pull-tab.

    • Pull the adhesive tabs in a slow constant movement to free the battery.

    • Should those adhesive tabs snap, you might want to use an iOpener to heat and soften them a little bit so you can pry out the battery with a spudger.

    • There are two cables running directly underneath the battery. Take care not to damage them when prying with a spudger! You can see their position in the last picture.

    • Slowly lift the battery toward the button side and free it from the remaining hidden piece of adhesive.

    • When reassembling your phone replace old adhesive with double-sided tape or pre-cut adhesive strips.

Conclusion

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

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Just FYI, My replacement battery from Huawei doesn’t fit. The cable doesn’t reach the connector. Soldering Required!

https://imgur.com/gallery/vTsX8

dallebull - Reply

Bonjour j es effectué cette opération.J es changé le connecteur de chargeur complet suite à un dysfonctionnement. Et la batterie aussi.Et mon soucis reste le même. Le téléphone s allumé mais pas de voyant de charge.merci de me renseigner.

Berhault - Reply

Bonjour,

J’ai le même problème , avez-vous trouvé une solution ?

Amenis -

Bonjour suite à une panne avec mon huawei p9 j es changé le connecteur de chargeur et la batterie et mon problèmereste toujours le même. Il charge toujours pas.merci de me

Berhault - Reply

Dalebull what the !&&* have you done to the batteries in the pictures

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