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

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

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

  6. 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.
    • 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.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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