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Disassembly of the mobile device Google Pixel 3 (HTC Google Pixel 3 G013A, G013B) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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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 card 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 back cover

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 back cover 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 the 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 bracket

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew three screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 5. Disconnect the connector

Pry up the fingerprint sensor connector and remove the back cover.

⚠️️Try to use non-metal or plastic tools to avoid short-circuits because the smartphone is still battery-powered.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

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

ℹ️️ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its part. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.


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Step 7. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 8. Remove the wireless charging

Pry over the edges and remove the cover with an NFC and Wireless charging tag.


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Step 9. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.

ℹ️️ The Google Pixel 3 model has a battery G013A-B with 2915 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

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


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Step 10. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew four screws. Also, we remove the antenna hook.


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Step 11. Remove the loudspeaker

Disconnector the connector, pry at the edges and remove the cover with a loudspeaker. 


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Step 12. Remove the bracket

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw and remove the small cover with antenna tracks. This cover securing upper microphone.


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Step 13. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), and a screwdriver (Phillips 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew two screws. After, we remove the cover securing the front cameras.


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Step 14. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors, pry up over the edges and remove the two rear cameras.


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Step 15. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew three screws and remove three brackets (antenna).


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Step 16. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew three screws.


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Step 17. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors of the power button cable, volume buttons cable, display module cable, SIM card holder, two coaxial cables.

⚠️️ 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 18. Remove the motherboard

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

The motherboard, also, may be attached with attachments like latches or hooks. Be careful.

⚠️️ 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 19. Remove the rear camera

Pry up the connector and remove one rear camera.


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Step 20. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw securing the Sim card holder.


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Step 21. Remove the card holder

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw on the side. After, we carefully pry over the edges and remove the assembly with a Sim card holder and microphone.


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Step 22. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws on the side, securing the flexible flat cable with a charging port.


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Step 23. Remove the charging port

Carefully peel off the flat cable with a charging port.


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Step 24. In the display frame remained

ℹ️️ In the display frame remained: the earpiece speaker, battery, and vibration motor.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Google Pixel 3 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.


Disassembling\Repair has medium complexity and takes about minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Google Pixel 3 — HTC Google Pixel 3 G013A, G013B released for markets in different countries.



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