How To Replace A “Non-Removable” Smartphone Battery (Huawei Google Nexus 6P)

To replace the battery in any smartphone with
a so-called non-replaceable battery, you will need…. * A replacement battery, which will cost about
£15 or about $12 US Dollars from eBay. * An iOpener microwaveable heat bag
* A set of plastic smartphone pry tools * A sharp razor blade / craft knife
* A set of precision screwdrivers * (Optional) A replacement rear cover
* (Optional) A replacement camera cover There are links to the all the items required
in the video description. Make sure you’re working in a flat, spacious
and well-lit environment. Start by shutting down your phone, and then flip it over to
lie face down. Warm up your iOpener in the microwave for 60 seconds and then place it
down over the bottom cover like this for about one minute to allow the gentle heat to soften
the glue. After about a minute, remove the iOpener and
use a sharp razor blade or craft knife to very gently lift up the cover. Once you have
enough clearance, switch to using a soft plastic tool and slide along the bottom like this
and then peel the cover away. Put the iOpener back in the microwave and
repeat exactly the same process for the top cover. Once both covers are removed this will
reveal two screws behind the top cover and four screws behind the bottom cover. Some
of the screws may be covered by little screw caps which can be levered off and discarded. Remove all 6 screws, and then remove the SIM
card tray. Then use your pry tools to gently unclip the back to reveal the insides. The
first thing you’ll notice inside is a ribbon cable running over the battery which connects
the motherboard up top to the daughterboard down below. In order to remove this, first
unscrew the metal plate to the left of the fingerprint sensor and then use a plastic
pry tool to gently unclip the ribbon cable at each end. The battery is also connected
using a ribbon cable, so this can be unclipped in the same way. The battery is held down with some pretty
strong adhesive strips so this next stage requires extra care and attention, as you
don’t want to bend the battery and cause any damage which could be dangerous. Once
the initial leverage has been applied to the sides, slide a credit card underneath to
separate the battery from the adhesive until you’re able to remove it completely. If your replacement battery doesn’t come
with new adhesive strips, you can just peel these ones off and place back down ready to
use with the new one. Place down the new battery in place of the old one, and connect up its
ribbon cable. Then reattach the other ribbon cable between the motherboard and daughterboard,
and replace the metal plate, being sure to clip it in place at the non-screw end first.
Then reattach the phone’s back and clip it into place all the way round before replacing
all 6 screws. Reattach the bottom cover and if you’ve
also bought a new camera lens cover, remove the protective cover before pressing that
into place. Now turn your phone back on to check it boots up correctly, and then give
it a full charge! Please give this video a thumbs up and share
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15 thoughts on “How To Replace A “Non-Removable” Smartphone Battery (Huawei Google Nexus 6P)

  1. Thanks for this great video man, subscribed!, and also please let ask you a question: I noticed that when you re-assembled the phone, you didn't apply any sort of adhesive, by this I'm talking about the adhesive you had softened with the help of the heat bag in the beginning; therefore, is it always like that?, I mean like there is not necessity for re-sealing the phone back again with any kind of adhesive?, thanks a lot for any help you could provide in this matter.

  2. When I tried and replace the battery on my Huawei P20 Lite, it was so soft that I literally couldn't pry it out without bending it in all places. After my attempt to remove the battery, I just considered it dead and ordered a new one.

    I thought batteries were hard/solid, or at least encased with something that made them very hard to bend. Maybe it was because I used a hot plate to fry the glue on my phone? I'd really love to know why the battery was so spongy.

  3. Is it useful to wear disposable plastic gloves when doing this to avoid any static problems? Or is that not necessary?

  4. This video makes me think how absolutely and mind-blowingly stupid is not to make a removable battery smartphone. I would never buy a non removable battery smartphone and hopefully there are still good removable battery smartphones available.

  5. My God, I think I will remain with my present smartphone with replaceable battery which I am thinking of changing. Thanks for the explanation.

  6. When I got into this video I skipped exactly at the image with microwave oven, and I thought "Wtf, another scam, another guy with the phone in the oven", but I followed the video from the start and is a great advice actually.

  7. My phone always show wrong battery percentage and if i hit it it will turn off and say battery low how to fix this pls help me asap

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