Introduction

Wig Ban's teardown of a Google Nexus charger 2012 (LG WCP-400). Originally provided as an answer.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Nexus 4 Wireless Charger, use our service manual.

Remove the round rubber face from the charging orb
  • Remove the round rubber face from the charging orb

  • Behind the rubber face is a thin sheet of plastic, you'll need to pierce it to access the 4 screws holding the device together.

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The screws are located at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock, just inside the outer ring.
  • The screws are located at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock, just inside the outer ring.

  • You will need to unscrew these if possible, on my unit they were glued in and I was unable to unscrew them. Instead I used a drill with a 1/8" bit to drill them out.

  • If you drill them out be careful as they are surrounded by a PCB, though I drilled into the board a bit and it still functions. Once you remove the screws use the spudger to pry the shiny black plastic face off the base.

  • You will see the seam where the shiny and matte plastic meet on the unit. There are 4 plastic clips holding it down, once they are unclipped you can remove the shiny black faceplate exposing the charging coil and main PCB.

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Next gently pull up on the main PCB and swing it to the right. There are wires connecting the main board to the micro usb port beneath, so be gentle.
  • Next gently pull up on the main PCB and swing it to the right. There are wires connecting the main board to the micro usb port beneath, so be gentle.

  • You will see a single screw holding down the board with the micro usb connector, unscrew it and you're done.

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