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Nexus 6P Rear Camera Replacement

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  1. Nexus 6P Rear Camera Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Nexus 6P Rear Camera Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Nexus 6P Rear Camera Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Remove the six Phillips #00 screws.

    • Use tweezers to remove any stickers covering the screw to allow better seating for the driver.

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    • 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.

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    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Remove the six Phillips #000 screws.

    • Use tweezers to remove the metal shields covering the battery/main flex cable and the display flex cable.

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    • Unplug the antenna cable with tweezers.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display and battery flex cable.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the main flex cable.

    • Pry up the motherboard with a spudger until you can get a good grip.

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    • The front facing camera and the headphone jack are still connected to the motherboard. Don't damage them while removing the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard carefully.

    • Flip the motherboard and disconnect the rear camera flex cable with a spudger.

    • Carefully remove the rear camera with tweezers.

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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Any suggestions on where to source adhesive or what to use?

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