Introduction

Need a good selfie? This guide will lead you through replacing your front camera.

Image 1/2: Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose. Image 2/2: Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose.
  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, insert the tip into the crease between the back cover and the phone and pry it upwards.

  • Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose.

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  • Remove the thirteen 3.6 mm screws using the Torx T5 bit in the screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose and remove the mid-frame. Image 2/2: Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose and remove the mid-frame.
  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, insert the tip into the crease between the mid-frame and the phone and pry it upwards.

  • Work your way around the phone until the entire back cover is loose and remove the mid-frame.

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Image 1/1: Applying too much force will damage the connector.
  • Using the plastic blue plastic opening tool, gently disconnect the battery cable from the motherboard.

  • Applying too much force will damage the connector.

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Image 1/2: The battery pack is held on by double sided tape, you will have to apply some force when prying out the battery. Image 2/2: The battery pack is held on by double sided tape, you will have to apply some force when prying out the battery.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to pry the battery pack from the phone. Pry along edge away from the motherboard as this might damage the motherboard.

  • The battery pack is held on by double sided tape, you will have to apply some force when prying out the battery.

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  • Using a spudger, pry the vibration motor connector from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Applying too much force will damage the conector
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to gently pry the camera connector up from its socket on the motherboard.

  • Applying too much force will damage the conector

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Image 1/1: The camera is lightly glued to the motherboard. You may need to use a plastic opening tool to loosen the adhesive under the camera.
  • Using the tweezers, remove the rear camera from the Padfone X.

  • The camera is lightly glued to the motherboard. You may need to use a plastic opening tool to loosen the adhesive under the camera.

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Image 1/2: Do this for all the clips holding the panel down. Image 2/2: After all clips are bent away, remove the panel.
  • Insert the tip of the flat head screwdriver between the panel and the metal clip then gently push down until the clip is slightly bent away from the panel.

  • Do this for all the clips holding the panel down.

  • After all clips are bent away, remove the panel.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the second connector by first lifting the lock then pulling the connector outward. Image 2/2: Disconnect the second connector by first lifting the lock then pulling the connector outward.
  • Disconnect the first connector by prying it upward using the blue plastic opening tool.

  • Disconnect the second connector by first lifting the lock then pulling the connector outward.

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Image 1/3: Work your way around until the motherboard is free. Image 2/3: Work your way around until the motherboard is free. Image 3/3: Work your way around until the motherboard is free.
  • Insert the tip of the blue plastic opening tool under the motherboard and gently pry upward.

  • Work your way around until the motherboard is free.

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Image 1/1: Using the tweezers gently remove the black locking mechanism.
  • Flip the motherboard over and locate the front facing camera.

  • Using the tweezers gently remove the black locking mechanism.

  • The black locking mechanism is very fragile and extreme care should be exercised during removal.

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  • Use the tweezers to gently pull on the connector to remove the camera.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Keith Cooper

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