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.

Image 1/2: Shut down your Acer Iconia A1-830. Image 2/2: Remove any cables or exterior covers from your tablet.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Do not try to pry apart the top edge on the front side near the front-facing camera. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to puncture the battery while removing it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Do this by holding down the ribbon cable and peeling off the tape with the metal tweezers.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Pull out the ribbon cable from the connector with the metal tweezers. Image 2/3: Lift out the front facing camera from the plastic frame. Image 3/3: 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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