One Plus X Tear Down, Screen Repair, Charging Port fix, battery Replacement

Got my hands on the One Plus X. One of the
budget phones from the company One Plus. We are going to take it apart, tear it down,
and show you what’s inside of it. It is a fairly difficult phone to take apart, so
be warned about that. There is a screen protector on the device and it comes with a case, which
is pretty nice. Now they must have known that I was going to take it apart because it comes
with this warning: Please do not disassemble the back cover. So let’s see how hard it
is. I’m going to remove the duel Sim card tray. Then the back cover is a piece of glass
so you have to be really careful when prying it away from the device. It is very helpful
if you use a heat gun to warm up the glue underneath. It will soften the glue and allow
the back to be separated from the phone a lot easier. I’m going to heat it up until
the glass is just barely too hot to touch. Then I can slide a razor blade in-between
the frame and the glass or use a playing card and just slip it all the way up. Once it’s
at the right temperature the glue will just cut very easily away with the playing card.
I’m going to use my prying tool to pull off the glass back the last little bit and
you can see the adhesive as it separates from the very top of the phone. Now the battery
does have this nifty little pull tab. It reminds me a lot of the iPhone 4 and 4S, but before
we start pulling things we do have to remove some screws. I will link all the tools and
replacement parts in the video description, so check that out. There are 7 screws on this
top panel I’m going to remove those, and the battery can be unplugged from the mother
board. Then we can start pulling on things. Once the battery is lifted up and away from
the device we can see some extension ribbon cables, fairly interesting, we will jump into
those in a minute. Here are 8 screws on the bottom housing. I’m going to remove those.
This is the loud speaker for the One Plus X. You can see the two little contact points
that rest on the charging port, and that’s how it gets its signal. Here’s the extension
cable for the Amoled screen. We are going to unplug that just like a little Lego. We
are going to unplug the buttons, and then the extension cable here on the mother board
and you can just see that it routes down to the bottom of the phone. It’s really all
this piece is, is just an extension cable to plug to the screen into. There’s one
more screw at the top of the mother board. We are going to remove that. Also a wire cable
down at the bottom left. Then the camera. This is a 13 Megapixel rear camera. The front
is an 8 Megapixel. Now to remove the mother board there are 2 little pins at the bottom
of the board. Just unpin those and the whole thing should pop out. There is a little groove
at the top of the mother board that sits in there as well. Here’s a ribbon cable for
the charging port. We’re going to pull that down to the bottom of the device. Now before
we start tugging on things there is one more screw at the bottom, and then we are going
to lift away the vibrator motor as well as the wire cable (that we unsnapped before).
Then the rest of the charging port can be pulled away from the device. It’s nice that
the charging port is replaceable, since this is one of the common things that are replaced
on the device. You can see here it also has the mic attached to it. Now here’s the screen
of the device. The screen is glued very securely into the frame of the phone. Which is unfortunate
and makes it very difficult to repair. If you are going to repair the screen; just heat
up the screen to hotter than you can touch. Then remove the Amoled and front glass with
the same method that you removed the back panel. The glue is much stronger for the Amoled
screen though. It is a very messy and dangerous process. I do not recommend it unless you
absolutely have no other option and have nothing to lose. Cause the screen will not survive
the process. Your new screen will have to work. You just slip it through the frame and
plug it into the main board. I don’t recommend it but if you have to do it you have to do
it. Putting the phone back together. You’re going to take the charging port and plug in
that wire cable. Make sure that the pins on the pins on the charging port line up with
the plastic pin on the frames as well. I’m going to plug in the charging port to the
back of the mother board before I lay it down into place. Putting the top in first making
sure that there are no ribbing cables or wire cables on the bottom side. Then I can just
press the bottom of the motherboard back into the frame of the phone. You’ll hear it clip
down as each of those little clasps grab onto the bottom of the board again. Putting the
13 Megapixel camera back into its slot. Getting that screw back into place on the top right.
Plugging in the wire cable. Getting the extension cable for the screen; bringing it down to
the bottom of the phone and then plugging that screen back into the cable, and setting
it down into place. Plugging the power and volume buttons back in. Getting the screw
into the charging port before I put this loud speaker back into place and clipping it down.
There are 8 screws that hold that into place. Then we can plop the battery back in, and
plug it in before we get the top metal panel, and put that into place as well. I’m going
to test the phone. This is actually the first time I’ve turned it on… I forgot to turn
it on when I pulled it out of the box. Getting the top medal plate back into place. Remember
there are 7 screws holding that down. Then to put the back panel back on I’m just using
double sided tap. You can use as much or as little as you want. Then putting the duel
Sim card tray back into place. Everything is good! If you have any questions leave them down
in the comments. Thanks a ton for watching. Make sure to hit that subscribe button so
I can keep making videos like this in the future. Hope to see you around.