Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace a broken or damaged front and back facing camera on your device. This replacement involves removing delicate ribbon connectors, which should be handled with great care.

Make sure that the tablet is turned off and disconnected from any power source.
  • Make sure that the tablet is turned off and disconnected from any power source.

  • Disconnect the tablet from the keyboard attachment.

  • Remove the two 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side the keyboard connection.

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Starting from a corner of the tablet, use the plastic opening tool to create a gap between the screen and  the back covering. Slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool along the perimeter of the tablet to pry the screen and back covering apart.
  • Starting from a corner of the tablet, use the plastic opening tool to create a gap between the screen and the back covering.

  • Slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool along the perimeter of the tablet to pry the screen and back covering apart.

  • Separate the back covering from the screen.

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Peel off all of the Polyimide tape (yellow tape). Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection. Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection.
  • Peel off all of the Polyimide tape (yellow tape).

  • Remove the metallic tape covering the keyboard connection.

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Unscrew the two 3.5mm Phillips #0 screws and open the ZIF latch. Gently remove the silver part covering the battery and set it aside.
  • Unscrew the two 3.5mm Phillips #0 screws and open the ZIF latch.

  • Gently remove the silver part covering the battery and set it aside.

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Open the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connectors . Gently remove the ribbon cables. Gently remove the ribbon cables.

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Remove the four 4mm screws at the corners of the motherboard with the Phillips#0 bit screw. The screw beneath the metallic tape also needs to be removed.
  • Remove the four 4mm screws at the corners of the motherboard with the Phillips#0 bit screw.

  • The screw beneath the metallic tape also needs to be removed.

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Disconnect the three cables on the motherboard closest to the battery. These cables require some extra prying power to be removed. These cables require some extra prying power to be removed.
  • Disconnect the three cables on the motherboard closest to the battery.

  • These cables require some extra prying power to be removed.

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Slide out the motherboard and put it aside.
  • Slide out the motherboard and put it aside.

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Use the plastic opening tool to separate the glue that holds the battery to the screen. Avoid putting pressure on the glass while separating the battery from the screen. Remove the battery and set it aside.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the glue that holds the battery to the screen.

  • Avoid putting pressure on the glass while separating the battery from the screen.

  • Remove the battery and set it aside.

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Separate the adhesive cable  from the underlying copper ribbon cable. Gently pry off the camera from from tablet backing. Remove the camera and set it aside.
  • Separate the adhesive cable from the underlying copper ribbon cable.

  • Gently pry off the camera from from tablet backing.

  • Remove the camera and set it aside.

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Conclusion

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

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I was worried camera was broken but discovered after black screen and not working touch screen and mouse, it was not the case:

Got Acer 10 Tablet with Keyboard S1002 12V2 repaired:

1) by removing tablet from keyboard

2)pressing the volume down into volume position and pressing power at same time 30 secs

3)reset menu comes on and screen loads as normal

4) restart device

(when there is a problem with this two in one tablet, the device thinks it's a tablet before a pc)

5) admin prompts given after a restart is done which took about 40 mins; restart and flourish

***after restarting the whole pc began to work including front and rear cameras which was the issue I had contacted acer support about in the first place!)

jenny -

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