How to Disassemble Nexus 5 for Repair!

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If you ever break your Nexus 5 screen or perhaps your USB stops working, you may be able to repair the Nexus 5 yourself as it’s a phone that’s made easy to repair.

In the future that you do need to repair Nexus 5, here’s a video tutorial and step-by-step guide to help you disassemble the Nexus 5 down to the screen/frame assembly.

Step 1. Start at the USB port module and slide the plastic tool (or plastic knife) and get between the back cover and the phone.

DO NOT USE any metallic tools as it will scratch your Nexus 5!!!

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Step 2. Once wedged in-between the back cover and the phone, very slowly slide your plastic tool all the way around the phone until it pops out.  The bottom of the back cover has some adhesives so you may need to slide something long (such as a plastic knife) along the bottom half of the phone to get it off fully.  Just take your time and do it really slowly, you will be able to get the back cover off eventually.

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Step 3. Once the back cover is off, you will need to unscrew all visible screws.  Unscrew all of them that you can see.

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Step 4. Use the plastic tool to pull the bottom speaker cover out.  It should pop out very easily.  This bottom cover contains your speakers.  If your speakers ever break, you can replace this part.

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Step 5. Next, undo the two antenna cables and also the LCD flex cable.

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Step 6. Use the plastic tool to pry out the top cover also.  This should come off very easily.

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Step 7. Undue the big flex cable on top of the battery, the battery flex cable, and two antenna connections.

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