OnePlus 5T screen replacement guide

Display repair guide and teardown for the OnePlus 5T

  • OnePlus 5T
  • 35 Steps
  • Medium
  • 60 min.
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Introduction

Simply exchange the broken or defective display of your OnePlus 5T yourself with our detailed step-by-step guide. We recommend to always replace the display as a complete unit and not only the broken glass. You may have to remove some smaller components from your old display unit and add them to your new one.
Before installation, you should check your spare part for any damage. If something is not in order, you should not install the spare part, but exchange it directly.


The OnePlus 5T is relatively easy to repair. The display is not glued to the backcover, but only hooked into the back shell. In addition, there are not too many different screws. Loosening the clips on the display can be a bit tricky.

Before repairing, create a data backup and make sure your desktop is clean and well lit. You should also take enough time for the repair. If you get stuck at any point, just contact our live chat or write a comment under the relevant step.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Sim Tool

    Sim Tool

    Wenn du eine andere SIM-Karte benutzen willst, musst du die alte zunächst entfernen. Auch bei den meisten Reparaturen an deinem Apple-Gerät muss die SIM-Karte zuerst entfernt werden. Der SIM-Karten-Schlitten kommt allerdings nur dann heraus, wenn du ein Werkzeug mit einer sehr dünnen Spitze in das kleine Loch neben dem SIM-Karten-Schacht einführst. Dieses Werkzeug ist speziell für das Auswerfen der SIM-Karte bei allen iPhones und iPads gefertigt und passt perfekt in die entsprechende Öffnung hinein.

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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Torx T2 screwdriver

    Torx T2 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Torx T2 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

35 steps
  1. Switch off device

    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 01
    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 02
    OnePlus 5T - Switch off device 03

    Turn off your OnePlus 5T completely to protect it from damage.

    1. Press and hold the standby button until the "Switch off" option appears.
    2. Tap again to confirm.

    If your OnePlus 5T touchscreen no longer works, you can also turn it off by pressing and holding the standby button for about 10-15 seconds.

  2. Remove the back cover screws

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover screws 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover screws 02
    • 2 × Torx T2

    To open the OnePlus 5T, you need a Torx T2 screwdriver.

    1. Remove both screws on the bottom edge of the case. They are located to the right and left of the USB port.
    2. Place the screws on one field of the magnetic pad or sorting box.
  3. Remove SIM tray

    OnePlus 5T - Remove SIM tray 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove SIM tray 02

    Remove the SIM card holder with a SIM tool or paper clip. Push the tool into the small hole on the SIM tray and pull it out.

  4. Remove the back cover

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 01
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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the back cover 04

    The OnePlus 5T consists of a back cover and a display unit. All the electronics and the screen are installed in the display unit. The back cover is designed as a case.

    Avoid scratches on the OnePlus 5T by placing it on a soft and clean surface.
    1. Push down the frame of the back shell with the tip of a plectrum and push the plectrum into the resulting gap. It is best to take a hard plastic plectrum with a stopper. This cannot slip too far into the device and damage components inside.

    A suction cup can help you lift the display. Attach it to the bottom of the display and pull lightly as you slide the pick between the display and frame.

    1. Now slide the pick around the whole frame. You can twist the pick a little to lever off the display. The device is not glued, but clipped. Use the plectrum to release the clips one by one. When all clips are released, you can lift off the back cover. The clips at the upper edge come off last.
    2. The back shell is still connected with two sensitive flex cables. Lift up the back cover and hold it to prevent damaging the cables.
  5. Disconnect the fingerprint sensor

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    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. Turn the device over and lay it on the screen.
    1. Now disconnect the connector of the fingerprint sensor with a plastic spudger.
  6. Disconnect the battery

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    • Battery Connector
    1. Remove the cover over the battery connector with ESD tweezers.
    2. Now disconnect the battery with a plastic spudger.

    In general you should disconnect the battery as soon as possible to avoid short circuits.

  7. Disconnect USB/audio flex

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    OnePlus 5T - Disconnect USB/audio flex 02
    • USB/audio flex Connector
    1. Disconnect the connector of the USB/audio flex cable from the mainboard.
    2. Now you can put the backcover aside.
  8. Remove the speaker

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the speaker 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the speaker 02
    • 6 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. Remove the 6 Phillips screws on the speaker unit.
    2. Now you can take it out of the device.
  9. Remove the mainboard

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    • Connector
    • 9 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. First remove the cover over the flex cable and disconnect the connector.
    2. Then loosen the 9 Phillips screws that secure the mainboard.

    One of the screws is covered by a white moisture indicator. Remove it with a pair of tweezers and put it aside. You can put it back later.

    1. Then disconnect connectors from the mainboard.
    2. You can remove the antenna connector from the mainboard with a slight twist of a pair of tweezers.
    3. Bend all cables slightly to the side to make it easier to remove the mainboard.
    4. Now you can carefully remove the board from the device.

  10. Remove the flex cable

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the flex cable 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the flex cable 02
    • Connector
    1. Disconnect the flex cable and remove it from the device.
  11. Remove the battery

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the battery 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the battery 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the battery 03
    1. Unstick the two transparent adhesive tabs on both sides of the battery.
    2. Now pull the green tab until the battery comes out. Pull carefully so the tab won't tear.

    Be careful not to bend the battery. The battery is not very sticky, but if the adhesive is too strong, you can heat the unit from the display side.

  12. Remove the sub-board

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    • Connector
    1. Disconnect the antenna connector from the sub-board.
    2. The sub-board is slightly glued. You can heat the glue to loosen it more easily.
    1. Loosen the sub-board gradually with a flat tool. Be careful, the cable is very sensitive.

    Make sure that the adhesive stays on the underside of the board. If it remains in the device, remove it with tweezers and reattach it to the sub-board.

  13. Remove the display flex

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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the display flex 03
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the display flex 04
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    • Connector
    1. Now disconnect the display flex cable.
    2. Then remove the rubber spacer on the inside of the battery compartment.
    3. Carefully remove the transparent adhesive foil of the battery from the device. You can put the foil back into the new display later.
    4. Heat the flex cable and then carefully pull it out.
    5. At the bottom you can use a steel spatula to loosen the cable.
  14. Remove the vibration motor

    OnePlus 5T - Remove the vibration motor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the vibration motor 02
    1. The vibration motor is slightly glued. If necessary, heat it to loosen the adhesive.
    2. Use a spatula to loosen the vibrator's flex cable very carefully and then remove it from its socket.
    3. Take the vibration motor out of the device.
  15. Remove the earpiece

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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the earpiece 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the earpiece 03
    1. Pry the earpiece out of its socket with a flat tool and take it out of the device.
    2. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the grille from the unit.
  16. Remove the coaxial antenna

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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the coaxial antenna 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the coaxial antenna 03
    1. Remove the tape strip which glues the antenna cable to the frame.
    1. Now pull the antenna cable out of its guide and put it aside.
  17. Remove the volume/standby buttons

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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the volume/standby buttons 02
    OnePlus 5T - Remove the volume/standby buttons 03
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    OnePlus 5T - Remove the volume/standby buttons 06
    1. Loosen the volume keys with a spatula.
    2. You may need to heat the glue.
    3. Also remove the glued flex cable with the spatula and take the keys out of the device.

    Now do the same on the other side for the standby button.

    1. First remove the tape over the button.
    2. Heat the button and then remove it from the case.
    3. Also loosen the glued flex cable.
  18. Prepare the display

    OnePlus 5T - Prepare the display 01
    OnePlus 5T - Prepare the display 02

    Check your spare part for visible damage before installation. If something is wrong, you should not install it, but return it to your vendor.

    1. If everything is in order, check if you have to take any small parts like plastic guides or spacers from the old display.
    2. If so, remove the parts from the old display and insert them into the new one.
    3. Also remove all protective films from the spare part.
  19. Insert the volume/standby buttons

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the volume/standby buttons  02
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the volume/standby buttons  03
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the volume/standby buttons  04
    1. Put the standby button in its place.
    2. Press it on to make it stick.
    3. Also press the flex cable to the frame.
    4. Then put the tape back over the button.

    Now proceed in the same way on the other side for the volume keys.

    1. Put the volume key in its place.
    2. Press it on to make it stick.
    3. Also press the flex cable to the case.
  20. Insert the coaxial antenna

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the coaxial antenna 01
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the coaxial antenna 02
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the coaxial antenna 03
    1. Insert the antenna cable into its guide.
    2. Then attach the black tape strip over the antenna cable.
  21. Insert the earpiece

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the earpiece 01
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the earpiece 02
    1. Place the grille and the earpiece in its opening and press it down to make it stick.
  22. Insert the vibration motor

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the vibration motor  01
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the vibration motor  02
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the vibration motor  03
    1. Place the vibration motor in its opening and press it in.
    2. Then press the flex cable to the case.
  23. Insert the display flex cable

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the display flex cable 03
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    • Connector
    1. Position the flex cable at the bottom of the device and then press it lightly down everywhere.
    1. Apply the adhesive film for the battery over the flex cable and press it on.
    2. Reinsert the rubber spacer.
    3. Connect the connector of the flex cable with your fingers. Be careful not to bend sensitive pins. The connector should click into place.
  24. Insert the sub-board

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the sub-board 03
    • Connector
    1. Put the sub-board into the device and press it on to make it stick.
    2. Position the antenna connector over its connector on the board and press it firmly.
  25. Insert the battery

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the battery 01
    OnePlus 5T - Insert the battery 02
    1. Put the battery in the device.
    2. Then press on all adhesive tabs to make the battery stick.
  26. Insert the flex cable

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the flex cable 02
    1. Position the plug of the flex cable and connect it.
  27. Insert the mainboard

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    • 9 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    1. First bend away all connectors so they don't get stuck under the board.
    2. Put the motherboard into the device and press it in lightly.
    3. Position the plug of the antenna cable and gently press it on so that you feel a light snap.
    4. Plug the connector of the flex cable to the mainboard.
    5. Plug the large connector to the mainboard.
    6. Fasten the 9 screws of the mainboard.

    You can also put the moisture indicator back in.

    Be careful not to slip with the connectors, as the small pins may get damaged. You should feel the connectors engage with a light snap.

  28. Insert the speaker

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the speaker 02
    • 6 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. Put the speaker in its place.
    2. Fasten the 6 screws of the speaker unit.
  29. Connect USB/audio flex

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    OnePlus 5T - Connect USB/audio flex 03
    • Connector
    1. Connect the USB/audio flex cable to the mainboard.
  30. Connect the battery

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    OnePlus 5T - Connect the battery 02
    • Connector
    1. Now reconnect the battery.
    2. Reinsert the cover over the battery and USB/Audio Flex connectors.
  31. Connect the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 5T - Connect the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 5T - Connect the fingerprint sensor 02
    • Connector
    1. Position the plug with a pair of tweezers.
    2. Press the plug tight with your fingers.
  32. Test the device

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    OnePlus 5T - Test the device 03

    Test the device before you finally close it again.

    1. Check the minimum and maximum brightness of the display and check for pixel errors.
    2. Drag an app across the screen in a zig-zag pattern. If it follows your finger and doesn't jump, the touch function is working.
    3. Also test other functions, such as the cameras, the speaker and the earpiece, using a recording app for example.
  33. Attach the back cover

    OnePlus 5T - Attach the back cover 01
    OnePlus 5T - Attach the back cover 02
    1. Now take the device in your hands and push the display unit back into the back cover.
    2. Attach the upper edge first. The backcover has three clips there.
    3. Clipping the device together takes some strength. It is best to grab the device with both hands and squeeze it together with your fingers.
  34. Insert the SIM tray

    OnePlus 5T - Insert the SIM tray 01
    1. Insert the SIM/SD cards and slide the tray back into the device.
  35. Fasten the back cover screws

    OnePlus 5T - Fasten the back cover screws 01
    • 2 × Torx T2
    1. Fasten the two screws to the left and right of the USB port.
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