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OnePlus 6 Battery Replacement

What you need

  1. OnePlus 6 Battery Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn on the heat gun to a low heat and and gently heat the curved edges on the back of the phone.

    • Be careful not to overheat or melt the plastic; heat guns can get out of hand quickly!

    • Wedge the opening picks between the front and back panel and slide them around the perimeter to break the adhesive securing the back cover.

    • Repeat until the back panel is fully released.

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    • Gently lift up the back panel, with care not to damage the fingerprint sensor ribbon cable.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently pull up on the red tab and disconnect the cable from the device.

    • Completely remove the back panel from the device.

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    • Grip the green tab connected to the battery and pull the battery directly up and out.

Conclusion

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

For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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6 Comments

How do I glue the phone back together when I am done? Do I need to add more glue? Do I just heat it with the heat gun again and squeeze it together?

Timothy Magee - Reply

I agree, this is unclear.

The "Parts" section at the top includes "Precut adhesive card", but when you click on that item, it gives a whole bunch of different size options for rolls of tape (8mm, 5mm, 1mm, etc.) and it's unclear which size to get. Does anyone have details of this?

Greg -

Great tutorial, battery is fixed thank you ! If you prefer videos, this one is a good complement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBN7Tc7J...

Kergara B - Reply

Battery good so far, instructions clear enough! I turned the phone on immediately after replacing the battery to make sure everything worked. This was to avoid putting the phone back together only to find it wouldn't turn on, and then having to dismantle it again.

One thing you may want to pay attention to is not to separate the screen (front) layer from the phone, rather than the back side, which is what I did on my first try.

I opted not to get adhesive strips and I simply applied thinly cut electrical tape around the phone's edges, on the outside, to keep it together after fixing. Not terribly aesthetic but does the job well enough, especially if you use a book-style phone case like me.

Pretty doable fix for a first-timer, especially when using the fixit tools (picks, spudgers etc). Happy with the results. Thank you for the guide!

Nic F - Reply

Additional tips (1/2):

1. When buying tools, consider buying a suction handle. This was useful to use on the heated back cover to open up a gap to insert the opening picks into.

2. Consider removing the SIM tray before heating the back cover.

3. When heating the glass back cover, consider wearing some resistant gloves when heating the glass back cover. The glass can get a little got and I was only using a hair dryer on the highest setting, rather than a heat gun.

4. When you have managed to wedge your first opening pick underneath the back cover, take another pick and drag it along the nearest part of the gap to open up the gap further before setting that pick into position. Repeat as you go around the entire edge of the phone. However, BE CAREFUL to not push the opening pick too deep, especially around where the volume buttons are, as the fingerprint sensor cable is located close the edge of the phone.

Adrian Wan - Reply

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