Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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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