Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the camera module of the Fairphone 2.

Just peel off the back cover by starting at one of the corners and work your way around. Take off the back cover.
  • Just peel off the back cover by starting at one of the corners and work your way around.

  • Take off the back cover.

My cover is broken - the rubber is lifting from the hard plastic. What can I do? Where can I purchase replacement cases? Perhaps the iFixit app could affiliate with the parts suppliers and host a link for when parts go missing or broken.

Osh Gates - Reply

Thanks for the hint. We added a link to the spare part directly from Fairphone (also for all the other guides and parts). Be aware that Fairphone only ships to European continental countries as stated on their page: https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/a...

Tobias Isakeit -

Push the battery toward the top of the phone. Pull the battery out away from the phone. Pull the battery out away from the phone.
  • Push the battery toward the top of the phone.

  • Pull the battery out away from the phone.

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After taking out the battery you can unlock the display assembly. Flip the two blue switches to the inner position. Slide the display assembly towards the bottom of the phone.
  • After taking out the battery you can unlock the display assembly.

  • Flip the two blue switches to the inner position.

  • Slide the display assembly towards the bottom of the phone.

Being technically nervous I couldn't do this. I didn't know how much pressure, pull or push was required.

Roger Halford - Reply

After I'd watched the video my confidence increased!

Roger Halford - Reply

  • Another possible way of sliding the display assembly open.

Impossible de déplacer l'écran vers le bas chez moi. Je n'ose pas forcer... c'est normal?

benbahmedf - Reply

I can not slide the display assembly. Some help?

Laura Ivorra - Reply

The display sits very tight.

So you need to gently apply a little force to slide it open the first time.

It is hard to get a good grip on the two parts for a successful "magic move".

Tobias Isakeit - Reply

Leider kann ich weder mit "little force" noch mit "much force" das Display nach der Entriegelung bewegen. Wer kann mit mehr Details helfen?

Christine Heckmann - Reply

It did work for me. Make sure, you have unlocked the blue switches in step 3 (sorry, had to mention that). if you can't get a grip, you might try to lay a ruler or two credit cards on top of each other on a table that is tight at the wall,

- place the ruler/credit cards on the table and just attaching the wall

- place the PF2 with the display upside down on the table in front of the ruler/credit cards with the blue switches towards you and the headphone plug attaching the ruler/cards.

- then gently but with increasing force push your two thumbs towards the top of the main FP2 unit (or use more fingers to push both in the centre as well as on the two edges). make sure you push horizontally and that the ruler is not higher than the border of the display unit (1.5-2 mm).

(hope i could explain myself in and understandable way! ;-) )

metaworx - Reply

Thank you a lot ! This worked for me.

Nicolas Dudermel -

Thanks, it worked for us as well.

deRahier -

great tip! Thanks so much

Matthew Kelly -

Really helped! This way finally worked for me. Thanks :)

Imogen Michel -

Perfect Metaworx, it worked for me as well :)

siohdk - Reply

Your nails are slightly long? You are lucky. Hold the phone with the screen on your right palm with the blue bits facing your body. Make sure your fingernails are holding the top of the screen. Push the back of the phone with your left hand. It worked for me.

Askateth - Reply

Mit einer alten Haltekarte für SIM Cards als Hebel habe ich das Display vorsichtig abgeschoben

Joachim - Reply

Take off the display assembly.
  • Take off the display assembly.

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Remove the three Phillips #0 screws of the module which are nicely marked by the blue circles. Now the module should stand off a little bit due to the pogo pins underneath.
  • Remove the three Phillips #0 screws of the module which are nicely marked by the blue circles.

  • Now the module should stand off a little bit due to the pogo pins underneath.

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Take out the whole module.
  • Take out the whole module.

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Conclusion

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

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Alles gut - hat wunderbar funktioniert, insbesondere dank des Videos für Schritt 4

Walter Strohschein - Reply

Heel snelle levering van mijn nieuwe camera!

Het was ons (mijn man) vast niet gelukt zonder de goede begeleidende filmpjes! 

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Betty - Reply

die Variante mit slim case ist noch nicht berücksichtigt

Ansonsten: super Anleitung

W. Koch - Reply

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