Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Be careful not to bend the screen by pushing it too far from the rest of 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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Image 1/3: Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device. Image 2/3: Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: The gasket may pop out, but it can easily be put back in. Image 2/3: The gasket may pop out, but it can easily be put back in. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Fold the camera back and use tweezers to gently remove the orange tab. Image 2/2: 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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