Well, now you can find out, thanks to ifixit. They’ve been kind enough to tear one apart for you.
There’s nothing too surprising in there. Here’s the final low down!
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus Repairability Score: 6 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
- Battery replacement is incredibly simple thanks to the removable rear panel.
- Minimal adhesive makes removal of the motherboard and other components a snap.
- Headphone jack and speaker assembly are not soldered to the motherboard, so replacement is easy.
- The only soldered components are the volume switch and vibrator motor.
- Removing the rear case to access the motherboard and other internals requires a lot of careful prying and guitar-picking.
- The glass is fused to both the display and the display frame. So don’t crack the glass unless you’re good with a heat gun, or you’re fond of replacing the glass, display, and frame together ($$$).
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