The Pixel Fold’s screen repair will cost $900


We have more Pixel parts. The Pixel Fold, Google’s biggest and most expensive phone, now has a whole parts selection up at iFixit.

The big-ticket item is a repair kit for the 7.6-inch inner display. If you were to somehow break the flexible OLED panel (who would ever do that?), the part will cost you a whopping $900. That’s a lot for the display, but you’re not actually buying just the top display. Even the “part only” option for $900 is the entire top half of the Pixel Fold. We’re talking the display, the bezels around it, the entire metal frame and sides of the phone, the all-important hinge, side buttons, fingerprint sensor, and a whole bunch of wires. You wouldn’t buy this and connect it to your original phone; you would part out your original phone and move a few pieces over into this, like the motherboard, batteries, cameras, and back plate.

There’s also a flexible display “Fix Kit” for just $10 more that includes a bevy of iFixit tools, like screwdrivers, a few soft-pry tools, a heat pad, a suction cup, 14 different custom-cut adhesive strips, the heat-dissipating graphite sheet, and thermal paste; and for some reason there are even two new batteries.

The outer screen is a much more reasonable $160, while the rear glass cover and camera bump is $70. The batteries—there are two, remember—will run you $50 each. The rear triple-camera array is $140, while the inner and front cameras are $43. You can also buy all the random adhesives, foams, and graphite strips for $4 each, though you’re probably better off just sending the ~$10 extra for a “fix kit” if you’re already getting a major part. Something like the graphite sheet could technically be reused after removal, but it’s such a critical cooling component that you probably just want a new one.

Once you get the parts you need, it really feels like iFixit went all out in the guide department, with 32 different guides and “techniques” detailing how to disassemble the Pixel Fold.


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