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. Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.
  • 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. Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.
  • 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. To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen. To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.
  • To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.

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