Introduction

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

Image 1/3: This will create a gap between the device and screen housing. Image 2/3: Insert the plastic opening tool into this gap and move it along this gap. Image 3/3: Make sure not to bent the digitizer during this step.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Two small black pins (circled in red) will need to be unlocked. Image 2/3: Unlock the pins by pulling them outward with the tweezers. Image 3/3: Make sure the pins are released  entirely before attempting to remove the band.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Push open the tabs (circled in red) using the flat end of the plastic spudger. Image 2/3: Be sure not to bend the digitizer while prying. Image 3/3: Continue to release all tabs while continuing to pry the LCD away from the digitizer.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to remove the camera band from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Handle the band with care. Image 3/3: Handle the band with care.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to remove the camera and band. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to remove the camera and band. Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to remove the camera and band.
  • 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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