Introduction

How to access the camera within the device for a replacement.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Insert a plastic opening tool into the space between the screen and the back side.
  • Start on the side with the camera

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the space between the screen and the back side.

  • The screen side is black, the back side is colored

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Image 1/1: Press and slide the plastic opening tool around all sides of the tablet until all sides pop off.
  • Press the plastic opening tool in until you hear a “click” and that part of the tablet opens.

  • Press and slide the plastic opening tool around all sides of the tablet until all sides pop off.

  • The corners can be tricky. Make sure to separate the pieces all the way around the tablet before attempting to open it.

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Image 1/1: Don't open too fast, or you might damage the ribbons cables.
  • Lift the detached screen from the camera side until you can see the inside of the tablet.

  • Don't open too fast, or you might damage the ribbons cables.

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Image 1/2: There are two ribbon cables to remove during this step. Each is connected to a base on the motherboard. Image 2/2: There is a black tab behind the long ribbon cable. Lift up the black tab.
  • Be careful not to damage any wires or ribbon cables during this step.

  • There are two ribbon cables to remove during this step. Each is connected to a base on the motherboard.

  • There is a black tab behind the long ribbon cable. Lift up the black tab.

  • For the ribbon cable in the back, pull the black tabs on the side out.

  • Detach the ribbon cables connecting the screen to the motherboard.

    • Remove any tape that is holding down the ribbon cables. Set it aside.

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  • Pull off the tape that holds the ribbon cable to the battery.

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Image 1/2: Pull out the two black ends of the base on the motherboard. Image 2/2: Slide out the camera’s ribbon cable once the ends are loosened.
  • Be careful not to damage the wires or ribbon cables.

  • Pull out the two black ends of the base on the motherboard.

  • Slide out the camera’s ribbon cable once the ends are loosened.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the camera out of its place.

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Conclusion

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

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