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Teardown shows Google's Nexus 5X is pretty easy to repair

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The LG Nexus 5X is the Nexus phone for the fans, and if you're buying Google's smaller-sized Android Marshmallow, you'll be happy to know that it's also pretty easy to fix. iFixit has torn one open and found that many of the 5X's internal components are modular and, if they somehow break, can be swapped out individually. The Nexus 5X has regular Philips screws throughout, so you've probably already got the necessary tools for any repairs. The one downside is that, just like almost every other smartphone on the market today, the 5X has a fused display which requires replacing the cover glass and LCD together if either breaks or malfunctions. And if your USB Type-C port somehow fails, that'll likely necessitate a brand new motherboard. But pretty much everything else in here can be fixed without incident, including that super fast Nexus Imprint sensor.

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