Introduction

Use this guide to replace the fingerprint sensor in your Huawei P9 Lite.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Use an opening pick to unclip the rear cover, starting from the bottom corner. Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.
    • Use an opening pick to unclip the rear cover, starting from the bottom corner.

    • Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.

  2. There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.
    • There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.

    • Be careful with the flex cable at the right hand side.

    • Twist the opening pick to lever the back cover away and loosen it from the adhesive.

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  4. When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.
    • When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.

  5. Remove the nine Phillips #00 screws that secure the metal shield plate.
    • Remove the nine Phillips #00 screws that secure the metal shield plate.

    • If there are any water indicators on top of the screws remove them to ensure a proper seating for your driver.

  6. Do not remove the shield plate yet, it is attached by a connector and an adhered cable. Use a spudger to disconnect the fingerprint sensor from the motherboard.
    • Do not remove the shield plate yet, it is attached by a connector and an adhered cable.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the fingerprint sensor from the motherboard.

    • Peel the NFC antenna cable off of the metal plate.

Conclusion

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

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