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Pixel 2: Bye-bye bulging battery!

Zachary Coffin -

Google Pixel 2

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Google Pixel 2 Battery Replacement

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Difficult

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I swapped the battery a year or two ago after the original one wasn't holding a charge. Then the replacement started bulging after I left it in the sun and connected to the charger while on a road trip (whoops!) Bulging battery is a fire hazard, and the price was right vs the price of a new flagship phone, so repair was a no-brainer.

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Super easy, given that this wasn't my first battery swap in this phone. I didn't bother putting in the new adhesive border the last time I did the battery swap, since my case held the screen on relatively securely along with the remaining adhesive that was still good. I removed the screen with my thumbnail.

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If you don't care about water tightness and your case holds the screen on anyway, don't bother with the adhesive. If the phone is old enough, it's not worth the hassle.

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