Installing iPhone 3G Camera
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
Want to replace or take out the camera? Here's how.
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Remove the metal handle from the suction cup. It's easier and safer to grip the suction cup's base instead of the metal handle.
There is a rubber gasket between the silver front bezel and black display assembly. A bit of force is required in this step to separate the iPhone's display assembly.
Be very careful when opening the iPhone so that the cables under the display are not severed.
Use a small suction cup near the Home button to gently pull up the bottom portion of the iPhone's display assembly.
If the display assembly is to damaged to allow the suction cup to adhere, tape with a strong adhesive such as duct tape maybe used.
Ribbon cable "3" is held in place by an FPC style connector. Unlocking this connector is a must before removing the ribbon cable: use a plastic spudger to flip up the white plastic tab holding the remaining ribbon cable in place. The white tab will rotate up 90 degrees, releasing the ribbon cable.
Slide the black ribbon cable out of its connector, and remove the display assembly from the iPhone.
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