Disassembly of the mobile device Google Pixel 2 XL with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Teardown difficulty:
Hard
Duration:
19 min

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray of SIM and Memory card (Micro SD) out.

⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 3. Open the display module

⚠️ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.


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Step 4. Remove the brackets

Carefully remove brackets securing display module cables connectors.


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Step 5. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the connectors and remove the display module.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 10 screws.


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Step 7. Open the middle cover

Carefully remove the middle cover.


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Step 8. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Google Pixel 2 XL model has a battery BL-T35 with 3520 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 9. Remove the cameras

Pry up the connectors and remove rear and front (selfie) cameras.


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Step 10. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of power volume buttons cable, display module cable, inter-board cable, earpiece speaker cable, fingerprint sensor cable, and coaxial cable.

⚠️ Be careful when removing the cables from the connectors, the cables are pretty thin, and it is easy enough to break them or damage the contact tracks inside.


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Step 11. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 12. Remove the loudspeaker

Remove the loudspeaker assembly with antennas.


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Step 13. Remove the cover

Carefully remove the microphone cover.


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Step 14. Remove the charging port

Pry up the connector coaxial cable and remove the flat cable with a small board, microphone, charging port.


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Step 15. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: the earpiece speaker, battery, coaxial cable.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Google Pixel 2 XL in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about 19 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Google Pixel 2 XL released for markets in different countries.



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