Use the plastic opening tool or black spudger tool to lift the back panel off the tablet.
  • Use the plastic opening tool or black spudger tool to lift the back panel off the tablet.

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You should see the motherboard, the speaker, and the battery.
  • You should see the motherboard, the speaker, and the battery.

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The camera is located at the top of the device and is attached by one screw with 3.75mm and one clip. First remove the screw from the plastic connecting the camera to the motherboard.
  • The camera is located at the top of the device and is attached by one screw with 3.75mm and one clip. First remove the screw from the plastic connecting the camera to the motherboard.

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With the plastic now removed from the camera, the user is able to unclip the camera from the motherboard by pulling up the black clip and sliding out the camera.
  • With the plastic now removed from the camera, the user is able to unclip the camera from the motherboard by pulling up the black clip and sliding out the camera.

  • Here you can see the rear camera is on the top and the front camera is on the top. As you can see, it is not possible to replace one camera and not the other.

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This is what the device should look like with the camera removed.
  • This is what the device should look like with the camera removed.

  • At the top of the image this is the front and rear camera and the space the new camera should be placed.

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Now you are able to insert the new camera.
  • Now you are able to insert the new camera.

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

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Unscrew the motherboard from the frame with a pentalobe screwdriver; there are 7 screws (3.53mm-4.53mm) with 2 of the 7 holding the speaker in place and 1 of the 7 holding the camera in place which you already removed.
  • Unscrew the motherboard from the frame with a pentalobe screwdriver; there are 7 screws (3.53mm-4.53mm) with 2 of the 7 holding the speaker in place and 1 of the 7 holding the camera in place which you already removed.

  • You do not need to remove the 2 screws connecting the speaker.

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There should be two cips that are also holding the motherboard in place, they should look similar to the one that held the camera in place. Unclip these the same way you did the camera. There should be two cips that are also holding the motherboard in place, they should look similar to the one that held the camera in place. Unclip these the same way you did the camera.
  • There should be two cips that are also holding the motherboard in place, they should look similar to the one that held the camera in place. Unclip these the same way you did the camera.

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Now comes the desoldering. If you have never done this before, you may want to read this: How To Solder and Desolder Connections In all, there should be 7 wires that need to be desoldered: 2 that are connected to the speaker, 2 that are connected to the screen, 2 that are directly connected to the battery and 1 that is connected to a thick wire that feeds into a sticker on the battery.
  • Now comes the desoldering. If you have never done this before, you may want to read this: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

  • In all, there should be 7 wires that need to be desoldered: 2 that are connected to the speaker, 2 that are connected to the screen, 2 that are directly connected to the battery and 1 that is connected to a thick wire that feeds into a sticker on the battery.

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Once all connections are removed from the motherboard, it is able to be removed by gently placing the plastic opening tool under the motherboard and lifting up the motherboard from the bottom of the screen.
  • Once all connections are removed from the motherboard, it is able to be removed by gently placing the plastic opening tool under the motherboard and lifting up the motherboard from the bottom of the screen.

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

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Conclusion

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

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