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This guide shows how to remove and replace either or both front-facing selfie cameras for your Pixel 3 XL.

  1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Heat the edge of the back cover: adım 1, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Heat the edge of the back cover: adım 1, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Heat the edge of the back cover: adım 1, 3 resimden 3.
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the right edge of the back cover for a minute.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

    • While you wait, note the following areas on the back cover:

    • Strong adhesive—there are large patches of adhesive near the bottom of the phone.

    • Fingerprint sensor cable—be careful not to slice through the cable as you pry

  2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Create a gap under the back cover: adım 2, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Create a gap under the back cover: adım 2, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Create a gap under the back cover: adım 2, 3 resimden 3.
    • Apply a suction cup to the heated edge of the back cover, as close to the edge as possible.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with strong, steady force to create a gap.

    • Depending on the age of your phone, this may be difficult. If you are having trouble, apply heat to the edge and try again.

    • Insert the point of an opening pick into the gap.

  3. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the right edge adhesives: adım 3, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the right edge adhesives: adım 3, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the right edge adhesives: adım 3, 3 resimden 3.
    • Slide the opening pick along the right edge to slice through the adhesive.

    • The adhesive gums up and becomes hard to slice once it cools. If that happens, re-apply heat to the edge to make slicing easier.

    • Once you have sliced through the edge, leave an opening pick in the seam to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  4. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Heat the bottom edge of the back cover: adım 4, 1 resimden 1.
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the bottom of the back cover for a minute.

  5. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the bottom adhesives: adım 5, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the bottom adhesives: adım 5, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the bottom adhesives: adım 5, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use an opening pick to slice around the bottom right corner and continue along the bottom edge of the phone.

    • Work slowly as you slice around the corner to prevent the panel from cracking. If the slicing becomes hard, re-apply heat.

    • Leave a pick in the edge to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  6. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the remaining edges: adım 6, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the remaining edges: adım 6, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the remaining edges: adım 6, 3 resimden 3.
    • Continue heating and slicing the remaining edges of the phone.

    • Be careful as you slice along the left edge of the phone. If your pick feels like it's stuck near the top, you may have snagged the fingerprint sensor. Retract the pick out of the seam slightly and try again.

    • Be sure to cut through the thick portions of adhesive near the bottom and right edge of the phone.

  7. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Slice through the leftover adhesive: adım 7, 1 resimden 1.
    • Gently pry up the right edge of the back cover.

    • Use an opening pick to slice through any remaining adhesive along the edges.

  8. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Swing open the back cover: adım 8, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Swing open the back cover: adım 8, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Swing open the back cover: adım 8, 3 resimden 3.
    • Swing the right edge of the back cover upwards and rest the flipped panel along the left side of the phone.

    • Be sure to maintain slack on the fingerprint sensor cable and prevent it from being pinched.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your phone and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your phone back down completely before you continue working.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide to install custom-cut adhesives for your back cover.

    • If you replaced the fingerprint sensor, you'll need to use this software tool to make the phone recognize the new sensor.

  9. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the fingerprint sensor tape: adım 9, 1 resimden 1.
    • User tweezers to carefully peel up the yellow tape over the fingerprint sensor connector.

  10. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the fingerprint sensor: adım 10, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the fingerprint sensor: adım 10, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the fingerprint sensor: adım 10, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use the point of a spudger to carefully flip up the black lock bar on the fingerprint sensor's ZIF socket.

    • Grasp the cable's tab with your fingers or tweezers and gently walk the flex cable out of the socket.

    • To prevent shorting, be careful not to touch the metal contacts on the flex cable with your tweezers.

  11. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the back cover: adım 11, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the back cover.

    • Follow this guide to correctly apply new back cover adhesive.

    • Remove the following four T3 screws securing the metal cover bracket:

    • Three 4 mm long screws

    • One 3 mm long screw

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  12. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the metal cover bracket: adım 13, 2 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the metal cover bracket: adım 13, 2 resimden 2.
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the top right edge of the metal bracket and pry up to loosen it.

    • Remove the metal cover bracket.

  13. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery: adım 14, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery: adım 14, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the battery: adım 14, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector from its socket.

    • Do not use metal tools to to disconnect the battery, or you will risk shorting the battery.

    • Bend the battery cable such that the connector will not accidentally touch the socket.

  14. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard shield screws: adım 15, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the five T3 screws securing the motherboard shield:

    • Three 4 mm long screws

    • Two 3 mm long screws

  15. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the motherboard shield: adım 16, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the motherboard shield.

  16. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera bracket: adım 17, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the three 3 mm long T3 screws securing the front camera bracket.

  17. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the front camera bracket: adım 18, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the front camera bracket.

  18. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Determine which camera to remove: adım 19, 1 resimden 1.
    • Determine which camera you wish to replace:

    • Normal angle camera

    • Wide angle camera

  19. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front camera(s): adım 20, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front camera(s): adım 20, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Disconnect the front camera(s): adım 20, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use the point of a spudger to carefully pry up and disconnect the cameras from their motherboard sockets.

    • Be very careful not to dislodge the small surface-mounted components surrounding the sockets.

  20. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the front camera(s): adım 21, 3 resimden 1. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the front camera(s): adım 21, 3 resimden 2. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Loosen the front camera(s): adım 21, 3 resimden 3.
    • The cameras are lightly adhered in place.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and loosen the camera modules from their recess.

  21. Google Pixel 3 XL Front-Facing Camera Replacement, Remove the front-facing camera(s): adım 22, 1 resimden 1.
    • Remove the front-facing cameras.

Sonuç

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

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