Introduction

The front and rear cameras can sometimes break or malfunction, and must then be replaced to continue to be able to take pictures and video.

Image 1/3: Insert spudger tool on the middle of the left side, between the white and black plastic. Image 2/3: Slide in a plastic opening tool and use it to further pull the back off. Image 3/3: Work your way around the edge of the tablet with the plastic opening tool and insert more as needed.
  • Remove screws.

  • Insert spudger tool on the middle of the left side, between the white and black plastic.

  • Slide in a plastic opening tool and use it to further pull the back off.

  • Work your way around the edge of the tablet with the plastic opening tool and insert more as needed.

  • Pull off the back cover.

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Image 1/3: Grasp the camera unit with tweezers or fingers, and pull firmly to remove it from the adhesive holding it to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Be careful when lifting up the camera unit. Don’t tear the ribbon cable! Ensure that you examine the second picture of this step. Image 3/3: Using the spudger, carefully loosen the slot's plastic cover piece holding the ribbon cable in place.
  • Locate the camera unit and note where it is attached to the motherboard.

  • Grasp the camera unit with tweezers or fingers, and pull firmly to remove it from the adhesive holding it to the motherboard.

  • Be careful when lifting up the camera unit. Don’t tear the ribbon cable! Ensure that you examine the second picture of this step.

  • Using the spudger, carefully loosen the slot's plastic cover piece holding the ribbon cable in place.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Remove the old adhesive with tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Gently slide the new camera unit's ribbon cable into the slot. Image 2/3: Give the ribbon a firm push to make sure it has made contact. Image 3/3: Press the plastic cover piece back in place with the spudger.
  • Apply a small square of new adhesive in the same spot as the old adhesive was previously.

  • Gently slide the new camera unit's ribbon cable into the slot.

  • Give the ribbon a firm push to make sure it has made contact.

  • Press the plastic cover piece back in place with the spudger.

  • Firmly press the new camera onto the adhesive, making sure to line it up correctly.

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Image 1/3: Gently press the speaker into place. Image 2/3: Don't let the volume rocker unit fall out of place. Image 3/3: Replace the screws.
  • Replace the back cover with the new camera unit in place.

  • Gently press the speaker into place.

  • Don't let the volume rocker unit fall out of place.

  • Replace the screws.

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