Introduction

The camera can be replaced, by disconnecting it from the motherboard. This is a fairly simple repair.

  1. Insert the flat end of the spudger into the side of the device
    • Insert the flat end of the spudger into the side of the device

    • This will create a gap between the device and screen housing.

    • Insert the plastic opening tool into this gap and move it along this gap.

    • Make sure not to bent the digitizer during this step.

    • The screen housing and device will now be separated.

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  2. Once the digitizer has been been removed from the body, disconnect the digitizer band from the motherboard.
    • Once the digitizer has been been removed from the body, disconnect the digitizer band from the motherboard.

    • Two small black pins (circled in red) will need to be unlocked.

    • Unlock the pins by pulling them outward with the tweezers.

    • Make sure the pins are released entirely before attempting to remove the band.

    • Remove the band using the tweezers.

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    • Once the digitizer has been disconnected from the motherboard, the LCD screen must be removed from the digitizer.

    • Push open the tabs (circled in red) using the flat end of the plastic spudger.

    • Be sure not to bend the digitizer while prying.

    • Continue to release all tabs while continuing to pry the LCD away from the digitizer.

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    • Use the tweezers to pull out the black pins (circled in red).

    • Use the tweezers to remove the camera band from the motherboard.

    • Handle the band with care.

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    • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the camera lens from the case.

    • Use the tweezers to remove the camera and band.

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Conclusion

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

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