Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to replace the front camera. Before you start, make sure your device is powered off.

Heat the edges of the screen with a heat gun on the lowest setting by using sweeping motions from about 8-10 inches away.
  • Heat the edges of the screen with a heat gun on the lowest setting by using sweeping motions from about 8-10 inches away.

  • Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.

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After 1-2 minutes, use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen loose. Start at the top right corner and gently pry the screen from the device.
  • After 1-2 minutes, use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen loose. Start at the top right corner and gently pry the screen from the device.

  • Be careful not to bend the screen by pushing it too far from the rest of the device.

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  • Slide a plastic opening tool and spudger along the underside of the screen using enough force to peel the screen and the adhesive strip from the other half of the device.

  • Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.

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  • To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.

Hello,

I followed this tutorial, and it was very helpful. However, the screen does not react to touch. Its there some sort of hard reboot required? Or is my problem likely a screen malfunction problem?

Thanks,

Keegan Fregeau - Reply

Hi Keegan.  Did you ever get a response to your question on this?  I just replaced my screen on a kindle fire hd8 today and am having issues with the touch screen.  it turns on and apps come up but when I try to enter a passcode certain numbers won’t populate and certain areas of the screen won’t respond.  It’s very touchy in some areas and not so much in others. :(

Cheryl Waltz -

Mine is doing that NO response thing also. Have inspected for any tiny hsrd to see damages. Looks perfectly fine. Why it no response now?

Kitty Morgan - Reply

I think no one has an answer for why the touch screen doesnt feel touchy any more after a quick freedom from attachment time. Maybe that super tough sticky adhesive,once its been conquered successfully, lets the magic touch electrons escape from the screen so it doesn’t recognize the touch as completing the circuit. Any ideas on that? I’ve heard of the smoke theory before, but no smoke escaped that was visible. And the Olofonz Theory, that I learned a bunch of years ago in the USN, doesnt apply to this mystery either. Anybody out there? Please, ET geeks, I need some help so I can grow my skill levels higher to prevent the total destruction of my budget by replacing one cell phone, or tablet, right after another. Ouch!

Kitty Morgan - Reply

I’m confused, other videos online give the suggestion that to remove the screen is a longer process. Also the pictures don’t appear to illustrate the actual glass being removed, between step 3 & 4 the glass cover has disappeared and there’s no mention of it.

Steve Chapman - Reply

  • Using a T4 screwdriver, remove the two screws situated on the left and right side of the camera.

  • The gasket may pop out, but it can easily be put back in.

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  • Using tweezers, gently remove the white tape with the QR code.

  • Fold the camera back and use tweezers to gently remove the orange tab.

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Conclusion

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

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