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Introduction

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

  1. 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.
    • 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.

  2. Slide the Spudger under the battery to lift it off the adhesive. Gently pull the cable connection from the motherboard using tweezers. 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.

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

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

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  6. Remove the following  7 screws:
    • 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.

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

  8. Carefully lift the motherboard directly up.
    • Carefully lift the motherboard directly up.

  9. 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. 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.
    • 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.

  10. Unscrew the following black screws:
    • Unscrew the following black screws:

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

  11. Gently lift the metal plate directly up.
    • Gently lift the metal plate directly up.

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

Conclusion

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

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