Introduction

This guide will enable you to remove and replace the cameras on your HP 7 Plus. This involves taking the rear cover off the tablet and opening it up to disconnect and remove the cameras. It's pretty straightforward but this guide will escort you through the process even if you've never worked with electronics before. You will, however, need to have access to the tools listed below.

*In order to access the camera, please refer to the HP 7 Plus 1302 Back Cover Removal Guide

Back Cover Removal Guide

Relevant Parts

Camera

Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the T5x3mm screws located in all 4 corners.
  • Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the T5x3mm screws located in all 4 corners.

  • Device should be turned off and unplugged before starting the replacements.

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Use the plastic opening tool to push in between the front and the back of the tablet. Slide the plastic opening tool around all 4 sides of the tablet to separate the back cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to push in between the front and the back of the tablet.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around all 4 sides of the tablet to separate the back cover.

  • Be careful when you are trying to remove the back as it can damage the screen if you force it too much.

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Continue sliding the plastic opening tool around the tablet until all 4 sides are separated from each other. Remove the back cover.
  • Continue sliding the plastic opening tool around the tablet until all 4 sides are separated from each other.

  • Remove the back cover.

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The cameras are connected together via a small ribbon cable with one electrical connection in between them.
  • The cameras are connected together via a small ribbon cable with one electrical connection in between them.

  • Locate the small grey connector near the top of the device. Using the Spudger tool, gently pull it away from the device until it releases its connection.

  • This will come out very easily so don't use much force.

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Next move to front facing camera.  Using the plastic spudger, push the small tabs out of the way while lightly pulling up on the camera. There is a tab on either side of the camera that must both be released.
  • Next move to front facing camera. Using the plastic spudger, push the small tabs out of the way while lightly pulling up on the camera.

  • There is a tab on either side of the camera that must both be released.

  • Then gently pull the camera up and away from the device.

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The rear facing camera is held down with double sided tape.
  • The rear facing camera is held down with double sided tape.

  • Using the tweezers, gently pry the rear facing camera up out of its socket.

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Lift the camera assembly away from the device to remove it.
  • Lift the camera assembly away from the device to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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