Introduction

Use this guide to replace the rear facing camera located on the back panel of the phone.

Image 1/1: Make sure the entire surface of the display is covered with tape.
  • If the display is damaged use clear packing tape to contain any glass shards.

  • Make sure the entire surface of the display is covered with tape.

  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.

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Image 1/3: Remove the SIM card from the left side of the phone by pressing the small hole and allowing it to eject using the 0.8 screwdriver head. Image 2/3: Remove the two 4mm  screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Remove the two 4mm  screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver.
  • Power off your phone.

  • Remove the SIM card from the left side of the phone by pressing the small hole and allowing it to eject using the 0.8 screwdriver head.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: While lifting up on the suction cup insert an opening pick into the crevice between the screen and back casing to pry the screen off carefully. Image 2/3: Carefully separate the two halves to avoid tearing the volume rocker ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Using the opening tool, disconnect the volume rocker ribbon cable from the base of the phone freeing the two halves of the phone.
  • Press the small suction cup just above the home button.

  • While lifting up on the suction cup insert an opening pick into the crevice between the screen and back casing to pry the screen off carefully.

  • Carefully separate the two halves to avoid tearing the volume rocker ribbon cable.

  • Using the opening tool, disconnect the volume rocker ribbon cable from the base of the phone freeing the two halves of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Remove the silver bracket that was held into place by the three screws just removed.
  • Using the J000 screwdriver head, remove the three 3mm screws holding the bracket in place.

  • Remove the silver bracket that was held into place by the three screws just removed.

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  • Disconnect the battery connection cable by using the plastic opening tool and applying light pressure upwards on the cable.

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Image 1/3: Carefully slide the bracket out of the tap and then maneuver the bracket off slowly. Image 2/3: Carefully slide the bracket out of the tap and then maneuver the bracket off slowly. Image 3/3: Carefully slide the bracket out of the tap and then maneuver the bracket off slowly.
  • Unscrew the one 1mm standoff screws holding the bracket in place along the top of the phone.

  • Carefully slide the bracket out of the tap and then maneuver the bracket off slowly.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 3mm screw located on the top left side of the phone with a flat head. Image 2/3: Disconnect the cable in order to expose the 5 screws along the right hand side of the motherboard. Image 3/3: Disconnect the cable in order to expose the 5 screws along the right hand side of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using a spudger.

  • Unscrew the 3mm screw located on the top left side of the phone with a flat head.

  • Disconnect the cable in order to expose the 5 screws along the right hand side of the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew four 2mm screws to remove the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Carefully lift up the motherboard and use the spudger to pry the camera from the camera holder. Image 2/3: Lift off the bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables. Image 3/3: Lift off the bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables.
  • Unscrew the remaining 2 mm screw to remove the motherboard.

  • Carefully lift up the motherboard and use the spudger to pry the camera from the camera holder.

  • Lift off the bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables.

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Image 1/3: Using a philips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 1mm screw holding the bracket that is protecting the camera ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Remove the ribbon cable and rear facing camera carefully. Image 3/3: Remove the ribbon cable and rear facing camera carefully.
  • Flip the motherboard over.

  • Using a philips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 1mm screw holding the bracket that is protecting the camera ribbon cable.

  • Remove the ribbon cable and rear facing camera carefully.

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Conclusion

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

Grayson Starr

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Hey you're information are real usual, but replacement for the back glass would be nice as well. I've got mine damaged completely.

Thanks

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