Introduction

If your front facing camera does not work, you can use this guide to take your device apart and replace it. Make sure the battery is completely removed before working on the camera as to prevent shorts in the circuitry As a precautions ground yourself to prevent frying the internal components. Also make sure to keep track of screws and label them.

Image 1/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case Image 2/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case Image 3/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case
  • Use the plastic tool to pry between the silver bezel and the back case

  • Work the tool around the device to free the back case

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Image 1/2: Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily Image 2/2: Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily
  • Remove the ribbon cables by lifting up the white retaining flap on the ZIF connectors, then pulling the ribbon cable away.

  • Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily

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  • Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools

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Image 1/2: Gently lift the battery out of the device Image 2/2: Gently lift the battery out of the device
  • Remove all 9 of the 1.5mm #00 Philips screws

  • Gently lift the battery out of the device

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black retaining flap on the ZIF Connector

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Image 1/1: If you lifted the latch for the ribbon cable then it should come out with little resistance.
  • Use a tweezers to lift out the camera

  • If you lifted the latch for the ribbon cable then it should come out with little resistance.

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Conclusion

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

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