Introduction

In this guide, we will show you how to replace the rear-facing 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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  • Pop the camera out of the rear-facing camera casing by carefully pulling the orange cable with the tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector. Image 2/2: Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector.
  • Flip up the tab on the ZIF connector at the end of the ribbon cable.

  • Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector.

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Conclusion

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

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