OnePlus 6 - Replacing the front camera

  • OnePlus 6
  • 11 Steps
  • Difficult
  • 60 min.
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Guide to replace the front facing camera for the OnePlus 6

If you have spots on your Selfies, the camera app shows an error or the pictures are blurred, then your front camera may be defective. How you can replace the OnePlus 6 yourself is shown in this guide.

The repair is a bit more 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

  • Flat Picks

    Flat Picks

    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

    Do you want to open your smartphone or lever out large parts like the battery? Then the iPlastix with its large blade will help you. The practical assistant is made of flexible, especially sturdy plastic and lies comfortably in the hand. Thanks to its design, you can even get into smaller gaps, for example to lift the screen or to prevent it from sticking together again.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

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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.

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  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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Getting started with the repair of your OnePlus 6

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11 steps
  1. Switch off the device

    OnePlus 6 - Switch off the device 01
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    Turn off your OnePlus 6 completely.

    1. Press and hold the standby button until the "Turn off" option is displayed.
    2. Confirm the power off with a second tap.
  2. Remove the back cover

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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

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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

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    OnePlus 6 - Disconnect the battery 02
    OnePlus 6 - Disconnect the battery 03
    • Battery Connector
    1. Now the battery connector is free.
    2. Disconnect the battery to avoid short circuits during the repair.
  5. Remove the top cover

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    OnePlus 6 - Remove the top cover 02
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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.
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  7. Remove the front camera

    OnePlus 6 - Remove the front camera 01
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the front camera 02
    OnePlus 6 - Remove the front camera 03
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    • Front Camera Connector
    1. Disconnect the front camera contact and take it out.
  8. Attach the front camera

    OnePlus 6 - Attach the front camera 01
    OnePlus 6 - Attach the front camera 02
    OnePlus 6 - Attach the front camera 03
    • Front Camera Connector
    1. Insert the new front camera and connect it.
  9. Install the top cover

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    OnePlus 6 - Install the top cover 02
    OnePlus 6 - Install the top cover 03
    OnePlus 6 - Install the top cover 04
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    • 10 × 3,0 mm Phillips

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

    1. Attach the cover to the top edge and press it firmly.
    2. Make sure that the noses on the sides are inside of the frame and do not look beyond it.
    3. Fasten the cover with the Phillips screws.
  10. 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
    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 04
    OnePlus 6 - Connect the fingerprint sensor 05
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    • 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.
  11. Test the device

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    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.
  12. Attach the back cover

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