OnePlus 6 screen replacement guide

Display repair guide and teardown for the OnePlus 6

  • OnePlus 6
  • 35 Steps
  • Difficult
  • 90 min.
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Introduction

Your display is broken? Fix it yourself! Each step has detailed photos to guide you through this screen replacement. In this repair we replace the entire display unit, not just the broken glass. You may have to reuse some small parts from the old display unit for this screen replacement, depending on how your spare part is equipped. We advice you to check your spare part before installation. If you find any visible errors, please contact your vendor before starting.

The repair is somewhat difficult because the OnePlus 6 has to be opened via the glass back cover.

Run a data backup before the repair, use a clean work surface and take enough time. If you have questions, use the live chat on our website or write a comment.

Required tools

  • Flache Plektren

    Flache Plektren

    You need a very flat tool such as a flat 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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  • iPlastix

    iPlastix

    Dein Smartphone zu öffnen kann eine sehr empfindliche Angelegenheit sein. Die Klinge des biegsamen aber stabilen iPlastix hat eine Dicke von nur 0,15 mm, sodass es auch in den kleinsten Spalten reinpasst, beispielsweise zwischen dem Display und dem Rahmen oder unter dem Logicboard. Das praktische iPlastix ist aus biegsamem Kunststoff und liegt gut in der Hand. Damit ist es der perfekte Helfer bei jeder Smartphone-Reparatur.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • 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

Required replacement part

  • OnePlus 6 Display Mirror Black

    OnePlus 6 Display Mirror Black

    Wenn dir das Display deines OnePlus 6 gebrochen oder zersplittert ist oder der Bildschirm einfach schwarz bleibt, brauchst du wahrscheinlich einen neuen Screen. Das Display wird komplett mit Rahmen, den Lautstärketasten, dem Standby-Schalter und dem Alert-Slider ausgeliefert. Für einen einfachen Einbau sind die Klebeflächen für Akku und Hörmuschel schon vorbereitet.

    €159.00 at the iDoc store
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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 the device

    OnePlus 6 - Switch off the device 01
    OnePlus 6 - Switch off the device 02

    Turn off your OnePlus 6 completely.

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

    If your OnePlus 6 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

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the back cover 01
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    To loosen the back cover, use a heat gun or an ordinary hair dryer. Warm glue is easier to loosen, allowing you to remove the back cover. The easiest way to loosen the back cover is to use a flat and flexible tool such as the iPlastix or iFlex.

    You will also need several plastic picks to unstick the back cover all around.

    1. Heat the spot where you start.
    2. Press a flat tool between the back cover and the frame.

    The iPlastix is made of plastic, so it won't scratch the device. On the other hand, it's very soft and tricky to insert.You can use a suction cup to help lift the rear glass slightly.

    Be extra careful, the back cover can break very easily. If necessary, apply the heat several times and try again. Removing the back cover might take half an hour. Take a little more time and work carefully to make sure you don't break anything.

    1. Once the tool is inserted, stick a pick into the gap to keep it open.
    2. Then run the tool around the entire edge to gradually loosen the glue.
    3. Heat the next part and insert the picks one by one.
    4. Once the back cover is loosened, lift it very slightly. The fingerprint sensor underneath the camera is still connected with a cable.

    If your backcover is broken as well as in this case, you can try to leave it intact and not damage it further. You could use it again after replacing the display, as long as the cracks don't bother you.

  3. Disconnect the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 6 - Disconnect the fingerprint sensor  01
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    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. Now carefully lift up the loosened back cover and fold it over.
    2. Loosen the adhesive strip over the cover plate.
    3. Remove the cover over the connector with tweezers or your fingers.
    4. Then carefully disconnect the connector with a spudger or your fingernail and remove the back cover.
  4. Disconnect the battery

    OnePlus 6 - Disconnect the battery 01
    OnePlus 6 - Disconnect the battery 02
    • Battery Connector
    1. Now the battery connector is free.
    2. Disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits during the repair.
  5. Remove the speaker

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the speaker 01
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    • 8 × 3,0 mm Phillips
    1. Now loosen the marked screws and take them out.
    2. Then remove the cover with tweezers. The speaker is integrated in the cover.
  6. Remove the headphone jack

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the headphone jack 01
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    • Connector
    1. Loosen the connector of the headphone jack with a spudger.
    2. Now you can remove the headphone jack with tweezers.
  7. Remove the sub board

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the sub board 01
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    • Connector
    1. Loosen the connectors for display and main board with a spudger.
    2. Then disconnect the antenna cables from the marked slots.

    Carefully separate the antennas by rotating the tweezers. Be careful not to damage the sockets on the board.

    1. Now carefully heat the glued socket with a heat gun or a hair dryer and carefully lift it up with a flat tool.
    2. Then you can also lever out the complete sub board with a flat tool like the metal spatula.

    Take care not to damage any components on the board, especially when using a metal tool.


  8. Remove the vibration motor

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the vibration motor 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the vibration motor 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the vibration motor 03

    The vibration motor is also slightly glued.

    1. Carefully loosen the vibration motor with a flat tool and take it out.
  9. Remove the battery

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the battery 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the battery 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the battery 03
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the battery 04
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the battery 05
    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.

  10. Remove the top cover

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the top cover 01
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    • 10 × 3,0 mm Phillips

    The main board and all other contacts are located under a cover, which is fastened with several screws and hooked into the edges. One of the screws is covered with a moisture indicator (small white sticker).

    1. Carefully remove the moisture indicator to reattach it later.
    2. Loosen the Phillips screws.

    If the screws get stuck, you can use a pair of tweezers to remove them.

    1. Lift up the cover on one side and carefully remove it.
  11. Remove the USB flexible cable

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the USB flexible cable 01
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    OnePlus 6 - Remove the USB flexible cable 09
    • 2 × 2,4 mm Phillips
    • USB-Flex Connector
    1. Disconnect the marked connector of the USB flexible cable with the Pry Tool.
    2. Remove the marked screws from the USB connector.
    3. Remove the adhesive foil that is attached over the flex cables.
    4. Remove the rubber strip that attaches the flex cables to the edge.
    5. Now you can carefully loosen the flex cable by pulling it out of the case one by one.

    If the cable is firmly glued, you can use some hot air to loosen the adhesive.

    1. Slide the socket out of the frame opening and remove the USB flexible cable completely.
  12. Remove the SIM tray

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the SIM tray 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the SIM tray 02
    1. Now remove the SIM tray.
    2. The best way is to use a SIM tool or a paper clip.
    3. Then pull out the SIM tray.
  13. Remove the mainboard

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the mainboard 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the mainboard 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the mainboard 03
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the mainboard 04
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    • Connector
    • 1 × 3,0 mm Phillips

    Next, remove the mainboard.

    1. First loosen the single Phillips screw that fixes the mainboard.
    2. Disconnect all connectors from the mainboard.
    3. Disconnect the antenna connectors with a slight rotation of the tweezers. Again, be careful not to damage the sockets.
    4. Bend all cables to the side so that you can easily remove the mainboard.
    5. Now you can take the mainboard out of the device.
  14. Remove the earpiece

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the earpiece 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the earpiece 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the earpiece 03
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the earpiece 04
    1. Lever the earpiece out of its socket with a flat tool.
    2. Then take it out of the device.

    Take care not to scratch the sensitive front side.

  15. Remove the proximity sensor

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the proximity sensor 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the proximity sensor 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the proximity sensor 03

    The proximity sensor is glued in the device. Use hot air if it can't be released easily.

    1. There's a little opening in one corner. There you can lever with a thin tool.
    2. Then remove the sensor.
  16. Remove the display flexible cable

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the display flexible cable 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the display flexible cable 02
    1. Heat the slightly glued display cable.
    2. Slowly pull the Flex cable out of the device and remove it.
  17. Remove the antenna cables

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the antenna cables 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the antenna cables 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the antenna cables 03
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the antenna cables 04
    1. First pull the black coaxial antenna out of its guide and take it out.
    2. The white antenna is hooked into the lower guide. If it is not easy to remove, take a thin tool and carefully lever it out.
  18. Prepare the new display

    OnePlus 6 - Prepare the new display 01
    OnePlus 6 - Prepare the new display 02
    • Standby Button
    • Volume Buttons
    • Mute
    • SIM Pin
    1. Compare your spare part with the old display and check if you have to take over any small parts.
    2. For example, the small flex cables for standby and volume keys, the silver component for the mute switch or the SIM pin.
    3. If so, remove the parts from the old display and insert them into the new one.

    Be sure to take over the small SIM pin on the upper right edge of the inside of the display if it is missing in your spare part.

    1. Also remove all protective films from the spare part.
  19. Install the proximity sensor

    OnePlus 6 - Install the proximity sensor 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the proximity sensor 02
    1. Put the proximity sensor in its opening.
    2. First remove all larger adhesive residues and the foil on the display.
  20. Install the earpiece

    OnePlus 6 - Install the earpiece 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the earpiece 02
    1. Place the earpiece in its opening and press it firmly to stick it together.

    Make sure that the golden spring contacts point downwards.

  21. Install the mainboard

    OnePlus 6 - Install the mainboard 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the mainboard 02
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    • 1 × 3,0 mm Phillips
    • Connector

    Now reinsert the mainboard into the device.

    1. Put the motherboard into the device and press it very lightly. Make sure the front camera is in the correct position.
    2. Fasten the mainboard with the single Phillips screw.
    3. Connect the proximity sensor connector.
  22. Insert the SIM tray

    OnePlus 6 - Insert the SIM tray 01
    OnePlus 6 - Insert the SIM tray 02
    1. Insert your SIM and SD card and slide the holder back into the device.

    If the SIM holder is stuck and cannot be inserted properly the mainboard is probably not yet seated correctly.

  23. Install the antenna cables

    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 02
    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 03
    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 04
    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 05
    OnePlus 6 - Install the antenna cables 06
    • Connector
    1. Now put the two antenna cables back into the device.
    2. Start with the white cable and connect it to the mainboard.
    3. To do this, position the contact with a pair of tweezers and press it firmly.
    4. Insert the antenna cable into its guide and press the silver sleeve into the clamp.
    5. Then connect the black antenna and lead it into the lateral guide and then over the white antenna.
  24. Install the USB flexible cable

    OnePlus 6 - Install the USB flexible cable 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the USB flexible cable 02
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    OnePlus 6 - Install the USB flexible cable 06
    • 2 × 2,4 mm Phillips
    • USB-Flex Connector
    1. Insert the USB port into the opening at the bottom of the frame. Press it down to make it fit properly.
    2. Screw the socket with the Phillips screws.
    3. Then connect the connector to the mainboard.
    4. Press the cable firmly, taking care not to wrinkle or bend it.
  25. Install the display flexible cable

    OnePlus 6 - Install the display flexible cable 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the display flexible cable 02
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    OnePlus 6 - Install the display flexible cable 04
    • Connector

    Now you can reinsert the display flexible cable.

    1. First connect both contacts on the mainboard.

    Be careful not to slip over the contacts with the connectors, as the small pins could be damaged. The connectors should snap in very slightly.

    1. Then lead the flex cable down into the device and press it lightly.
    2. Glue the rubber strip to the lower edge of the battery compartment.
  26. Install the top cover

    OnePlus 6 - Install the top cover 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the top cover 02
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    • 10 × 3,0 mm Phillips

    The upper cover is hooked into the frame on several sides.

    1. Put the cover on top and press it down.

    Make sure that the noses on the sides lead into the frame and do not look beyond it.

    1. Screw the cover in with the Phillips screws.
  27. Insert the battery

    OnePlus 6 - Insert the battery 01
    OnePlus 6 - Insert the battery 02
    OnePlus 6 - Insert the battery 03
    1. Glue the transparent foil back in before you insert the battery into the device. This will make a future battery removal easier.
    2. Place the battery in its place and make sure that it has some space on all sides and is not pressed against the frame or other components.
    3. The battery contact should be directly above its socket on the mainboard.
  28. Install the vibration motor

    OnePlus 6 - Install the vibration motor 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the vibration motor 02
    1. Put the vibration motor into its opening.
    2. Make sure the contacts are in the right place.
    3. Press the vibration motor and contacts firmly so that they stick together.
  29. Install the sub board

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    • Connector
    1. Put the lower board in its place. Make sure it sits correctly everywhere. The small openings of the board are directly above the noses in the device.
    2. Put the plug of the display cable on the board. The round opening helps positioning.
    3. Connect the display connector and the cable to the mainboard.
    4. Use tweezers to connect the antenna connectors. Position the plugs directly above their socket and press them firmly with a spudger.

    Make sure the antenna cables are properly routed.

  30. Install the headphone jack

    OnePlus 6 - Install the headphone jack 01
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    OnePlus 6 - Install the headphone jack 03
    • Connector
    1. Put the headphone jack in its place. The golden pin must be passed through the opening.
    2. Press the jack firmly and connect the connector.
  31. Install the speaker

    OnePlus 6 - Install the speaker 01
    OnePlus 6 - Install the speaker 02
    OnePlus 6 - Install the speaker 03
    • 8 × 3,0 mm Phillips
    1. Attach the speaker to the lower edge and press it firmly until it is in place.
    2. Screw the speaker in with the Phillips screws.
  32. Connect the battery

    OnePlus 6 - Connect the battery 01
    OnePlus 6 - Connect the battery 02
    • Connector
    1. Connect the battery to the mainboard.
  33. Connect the fingerprint sensor

    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 01
    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 02
    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 03
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    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 06
    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. Put the back cover next to the device.
    2. Position the fingerprint sensor cable over its mainboard contact and connect it.
    3. Put on the cover with the red rubber piece. Reattach the black glue.
  34. Test the device

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    OnePlus 6 - Test the device 04

    Before you finally close the device again, you should test it.

    1. Turn on the device and check the screen first.
    2. Slide an app along the edge and zigzag it across the display to make sure the touchscreen responds correctly at all points.
    3. Also test the minimum and maximum brightness.
    4. Test the front and rear cameras and the flash.
    5. Call someone to test the microphone and earcup.
    6. Mute the phone to test the vibration motor.
  35. Attach the back cover

    OnePlus 6 - Attach the back cover 01
    OnePlus 6 - Attach the back cover 02
    OnePlus 6 - Attach the back cover 03

    You can reuse the glue still on the frame and back cover. Make sure that it is spread as evenly as possible and remove any glue that has wrinkled or protrudes.

    1. Heat the device again to soften the glue of the back cover.
    2. Press the back cover firmly onto the frame of the device.

    Clamp the device between a few books for example and give the glue an hour to set.

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