Introduction

Use this guide to replace the charging board in your Nexus 6P smartphone. When reassembling your phone apply new adhesive where it is necessary.

  1. It is possible to remove the back cover with an iOpener as seen in this guide but it's a lengthy and difficult procedure. We recommend a heat gun or something similar. The adhesive in the Nexus 6P is extremely sticky and especially the glass and plastic cover on the backside break or bend most of the time whilst doing this repair. Use a SIM card eject tool, to pop out and remove the SIM card tray. Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive underneath the small plastic cover at the bottom of the phone.
    • It is possible to remove the back cover with an iOpener as seen in this guide but it's a lengthy and difficult procedure. We recommend a heat gun or something similar. The adhesive in the Nexus 6P is extremely sticky and especially the glass and plastic cover on the backside break or bend most of the time whilst doing this repair.

    • Use a SIM card eject tool, to pop out and remove the SIM card tray.

    • Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive underneath the small plastic cover at the bottom of the phone.

  2. The knife is really sharp. Take care, not to cut yourself or your phone. Insert a knife between the phone and the plastic cover. Pry up the plastic cover until you can insert an opening pick. Slide the opening pick underneath the plastic cover to cut the adhesive.
    • The knife is really sharp. Take care, not to cut yourself or your phone.

    • Insert a knife between the phone and the plastic cover. Pry up the plastic cover until you can insert an opening pick.

    • Slide the opening pick underneath the plastic cover to cut the adhesive.

  3. Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive underneath the glass cover at the top of the phone. Insert a knife between the phone and the glass cover. Pry up the glass cover until you can insert an opening pick.
    • Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive underneath the glass cover at the top of the phone.

    • Insert a knife between the phone and the glass cover. Pry up the glass cover until you can insert an opening pick.

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  5. Glass may break. Wear protective glasses and protective gloves. Slide the opening pick underneath the glass cover and use it to cut the adhesive underneath. Pry off the glass cover.
    • Glass may break. Wear protective glasses and protective gloves.

    • Slide the opening pick underneath the glass cover and use it to cut the adhesive underneath.

    • Pry off the glass cover.

  6. Use tweezers to remove the liquid indicator stickers. Remove the six Philipps #000 screws. Remove the six Philipps #000 screws.
    • Use tweezers to remove the liquid indicator stickers.

    • Remove the six Philipps #000 screws.

  7. Insert a razor knife between the metal back cover and the front glass to create a gap. Insert an opening pick into the gap and slide it to the top right corner. The knife is really sharp, be careful, not to cut yourself or your phone. Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the top left corner.
    • Insert a razor knife between the metal back cover and the front glass to create a gap. Insert an opening pick into the gap and slide it to the top right corner.

      • The knife is really sharp, be careful, not to cut yourself or your phone.

    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the top left corner.

    • Slide the opening picks along the edges to seperate the plastic clips, holding back cover and midframe together.

    • Remove the rear cover.

  8. Remove the Philipps #000 screw. Use tweezers to remove the metal plate. Use the flat end of a spudger, to disconnect the battery flex cable.
    • Remove the Philipps #000 screw.

    • Use tweezers to remove the metal plate.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger, to disconnect the battery flex cable.

  9. Disconnect the main flex cable with a spudger. Use tweezers to unplug the antenna cable. Remove the Phillips #000 screw.
    • Disconnect the main flex cable with a spudger.

    • Use tweezers to unplug the antenna cable.

    • Remove the Phillips #000 screw.

  10. Pry out the charging board with a spudger. Remove the charging board.
    • Pry out the charging board with a spudger.

    • Remove the charging board.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. When reassembling your phone apply new adhesive where it is necessary.

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