Remove the back panel by using the plastic opening tool to carefully pry around the panel's edges.
  • Remove the back panel by using the plastic opening tool to carefully pry around the panel's edges.

    • The volume control button and the top power button may fall out during this step.

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Unscrew the four 3mm Phillips #00 screws found in each corner of the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the four 3mm Phillips #00 screws found in each corner of the motherboard.

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  • Unplug the ribbon cable that is connected near the edge of the motherboard, located in the bottom right of the device.

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  • Lift up the motherboard.

  • A mesh-like strip on the right side will be connected to the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Remove the tape on top of the strip. Use tweezers or pliers to pull on the strip and unplug it.

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  • Completely lift up the motherboard and locate the ribbon cable (burnt orange-colored strip) centered on top of the motherboard.

  • The ribbon cable with the attached camera is plugged into the motherboard.

  • To unplug the ribbon cable, use your fingers to pull up on the flap.

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  • Use a spudger to pry the camera away from the rubber camera mount.

  • Do not remove the entire rubber camera mount. Only remove the camera attached with adhesive.

  • Remove the broken camera and use electronic-friendly adhesive to attach a new camera.

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Conclusion

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

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