Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace a camera in your tablet. This tiny digital camera is connected via a ribbon cable, which is hiding underneath some tape. You will need steady hands when you use the metal tweezers.

Prepare your working space. The ideal work space has a flat, level surface that is clean and well lit. Shut down your Acer Iconia A1-830.
  • Prepare your working space. The ideal work space has a flat, level surface that is clean and well lit.

  • Shut down your Acer Iconia A1-830.

  • Remove any cables or exterior covers from your tablet.

  • Place it on your work space, with the screen facing up.

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Wedge the plastic opening tool into the tiny gap between the white plastic front bezel and the aluminum rear panel. Do not try to pry apart the top edge on the front side near the front-facing camera.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool into the tiny gap between the white plastic front bezel and the aluminum rear panel.

  • Do not try to pry apart the top edge on the front side near the front-facing camera.

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Remove the small clear plastic cover on top of the battery cable with the nylon or metal spudger. Remove the small clear plastic cover on top of the battery cable with the nylon or metal spudger.
  • Remove the small clear plastic cover on top of the battery cable with the nylon or metal spudger.

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Remove the battery cable by lifting  it up with the pointy end of the black nylon spudger.
  • Remove the battery cable by lifting it up with the pointy end of the black nylon spudger.

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Un-stick the battery from the metal plate using the black nylon spudger. Be careful not to puncture the battery while removing it.
  • Un-stick the battery from the metal plate using the black nylon spudger.

  • Be careful not to puncture the battery while removing it.

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Peel off the piece of black tape covering the front facing camera ribbon cable.
  • Peel off the piece of black tape covering the front facing camera ribbon cable.

  • Do this by holding down the ribbon cable and peeling off the tape with the metal tweezers.

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Peel off the piece of black tape covering the front facing camera ribbon cable connector.
  • Peel off the piece of black tape covering the front facing camera ribbon cable connector.

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Lift up the small white lever to release the ribbon cable. Pull out the ribbon cable from the connector with the metal tweezers. Lift out the front facing camera from the plastic frame.
  • Lift up the small white lever to release the ribbon cable.

  • Pull out the ribbon cable from the connector with the metal tweezers.

  • Lift out the front facing camera from the plastic frame.

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Conclusion

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

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