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OnePlus X teardown: you better not break the screen
Youtuber JerryRigEverything has uploaded a video in which he performs a full teardown of the OnePlus X.
The newest Smartphone from OnePlus, which costs $249, doesn’t come with a removable back cover, unlike the OnePlus 2. That’s bound to make disassembling the device harder, correct? The expert way in which JerryRigEverything performed the teardown makes it seem like a breeze, but it’s probably not. “It is a fairly difficult phone to take apart”, said Jerry.
In the 4-minute OnePlus X teardown video, the device’s glass back cover is removed first, which requires to be heated for the glue to come off easily. After that, the first component to come off is the battery, followed by a bunch of screws that give you access to the logic board that houses the processor, RAM, etc. The bottom half of the device houses the loudspeaker, the module containing which can also be removed easily. Meanwhile, there’s the 13MP rear camera module on top.
After removing nearly all the screws, the YouTuber was able extract the module containing the charging port. Good news, that fragile port can indeed be repaired in case something goes wrong. Users will also be able to get the device’s battery replaced, if required, which is the most easily accessible component. Do note that the screen is solidly glued to the frame of the device, which makes replacing it very difficult.
To wrap up, the OnePlus X teardown reveals that the battery, charging port, camera, and logic board can be repaired/replaced fairly easy. However, in case you crack the screen, prepare for some headaches.