Introduction

In this guide, you will be using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver to remove the front facing camera.

Image 1/2: Slide the Spudger along the edge popping the tabs out along the way. Image 2/2: Be careful not to break the tabs.
  • Carefully insert a Spudger into one of the corners of the tablet.

  • Slide the Spudger along the edge popping the tabs out along the way.

  • Be careful not to break the tabs.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers. Image 2/3: Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers. Image 3/3: Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers.
  • Slide the Spudger under the battery to lift it off the adhesive.

  • Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers.

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  • Remove the larger ribbon cable by gently flipping the beige latch and pulling it out with tweezers.

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  • Remove the smaller ribbon cable by gently flipping the black latch and pulling it out with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Six 4.17mm Phillips #00 around the motherboard.
  • Remove the following 7 screws:

    • Six 4.17mm Phillips #00 around the motherboard.

    • One 2.67mm Phillips #00 next to the front facing camera.

    • The 2.67mm screw circled in yellow is notably shorter than the other 6 screws circled in red.

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  • Gently pry the front facing camera plug up and off of the motherboard.

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  • Carefully lift the motherboard directly up.

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  • On the metal plate inside of the device, there is a ribbon cable in a loop. Flip the white tab and pull the cable out.

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Image 1/1: Seven 2.82mm Phillips #00 around the metal casing.
  • Unscrew the following black screws:

    • Seven 2.82mm Phillips #00 around the metal casing.

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  • Gently lift the metal plate directly up.

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  • Gently remove the camera from the device with tweezers by lifting it up and out of its square hole.

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Conclusion

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

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