OnePlus 5T - Replacing the fingerprint sensor

  • OnePlus 5T
  • 15 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Fingerprint sensor replacement guide for the OnePlus 5T

In this guide, we'll show you how to replace the defective fingerprint sensor of your OnePlus 5T. If your OnePlus 5T no longer recognizes your fingerprint or you can' t register new fingerprints, this replacement is necessary.


The repair is relatively easy because the back cover and back shell are not glued together.

Required tools

  • Hard Plastic Picks

    Hard Plastic Picks

    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.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

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  • SIM Tool

    SIM Tool

    If you want to use a different SIM card or repair most parts of your Apple devices, you’ll have to remove the SIM card first. The SIM card tray only comes out if you insert a tool with a very fine point into the small hole next to the SIM card slot. This tool is designed especially for ejecting the SIM card from all iPhones and iPads, and fits perfectly into the appropriate opening.

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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • Torx T2 screwdriver

    Torx T2 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Torx T2 screws.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
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Getting started with the repair of your OnePlus 5T

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

15 steps
  1. Switch off device

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    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

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    • 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

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    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

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    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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    • 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.
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  9. Remove the fingerprint sensor

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    1. Now remove the slightly glued fingerprint sensor. You can also use hot air if the glue can't be easily removed.
    2. Loosen the cable and the button bit by bit.
  10. Insert the fingerprint sensor

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    1. Position the fingerprint sensor in its place and press it firmly.
    2. Also reattach the cable to the back cover.
  11. Connect USB/audio flex

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    • Connector
    1. Connect the USB/audio flex cable to the mainboard.
  12. Connect the battery

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    • Connector
    1. Now reconnect the battery.
    2. Reinsert the cover over the battery and USB/Audio Flex connectors.
  13. Connect the fingerprint sensor

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    • Connector
    1. Position the plug with a pair of tweezers.
    2. Press the plug tight with your fingers.
  14. Attach the back cover

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    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.
  15. Insert the SIM tray

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    OnePlus 5T - Insert the SIM tray 02
    1. Insert the SIM/SD cards and slide the tray back into the device.
  16. Fasten the back cover screws

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    • 2 × Torx T2
    1. Fasten the two screws to the left and right of the USB port.
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