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Cameras on devices can sometimes get damaged. This guide shows how to replace the back camera on this device

  1. Make sure the device is powered off and the kick stand is retracted.
    • Make sure the device is powered off and the kick stand is retracted.

    • The HP Spectre should be placed on a flat surface with the keyboard detached.

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  2. To remove the screen, there is an entire system of clips which need to be undone as well as 4 Phillips M1.5x2.7 screws.
    • To remove the screen, there is an entire system of clips which need to be undone as well as 4 Phillips M1.5x2.7 screws.

    • The screws should be removed using a Phillips #000 screwdriver. There is a sticker where the laptop attaches to the keyboard.

    • Heat the sticker (if needed) and use fine point tweezers to grip the sticker and remove it.

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    • Use the plastic opening tools or insert a spudger to begin unclipping the system.

    • Pry the screen off once all the clips have been unclipped.

    • The screen may shatter if not already shattered (beware of flying glass).

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    • Remove the connecting cable of the screen and battery. Use a spudger to reveal the adhesive strip and carefully peel it off.

    • Insert a spudger to the other end and release the ZIF connectors. Detach the cable.

    • While a metal spudger is pictured, use a black nylon spudger instead because it is ESD safe.

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    • The HP Spectre X2 Has three Cameras: A front facing webcam( blue arrow), a rear Facing webcam (orange arrow), and a 3d camera (red box). The 3d camera is covered by tape that connects to the heat sink.

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    • Begin by removing the ribbon that connects the front facing webcam to the motherboard. You can use a black nylon spudger as pictured to do this.

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    • The Front facing webcam is secured to the HP spectre by the laptop frame and adhesive on the ribbon cable connecting the camera to the motherboard.

    • To remove the camera, peel back the ribbon cable and then slide the camera down and out of the laptop frame,

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    • The rear facing webcam is secured in the same manner as the front.

    • Remove the ribbon connecting the camera to the motherboard, and slide the camera down and out of the laptop frame.

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    • Next to the webcam is the Led light.

    • To replace the LED camera light, disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard. The LED light should slide freely out of the assembly.

    • The black nylon spudger may be used here again.

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Conclusion

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

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