Introduction

This guide will show how to remove the HTC Amaze's front facing camera by accessing it through the rear of the phone.

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  • Gently press the Release Button located at the bottom of the phone in order to remove the back panel of the device.

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Image 1/1: Gently insert your fingernails into the notch.
  • Once you locate the battery, look for a notch below it.

  • Gently insert your fingernails into the notch.

  • Lift the battery out of its recess.

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Image 1/3: One of the Screws may have a tape attached to it that says void. Removing this screw will void the devices warranty. Image 2/3: One of the Screws may have a tape attached to it that says void. Removing this screw will void the devices warranty. Image 3/3: One of the Screws may have a tape attached to it that says void. Removing this screw will void the devices warranty.
  • Use the Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the 7 Torx Screws (3mm) attached to the back housing of the device.

  • One of the Screws may have a tape attached to it that says void. Removing this screw will void the devices warranty.

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Image 1/3: If you're having trouble opening the back try using the spudger to gently pry all around the panel before you attempt to remove it. Image 2/3: If you're having trouble opening the back try using the spudger to gently pry all around the panel before you attempt to remove it. Image 3/3: If you're having trouble opening the back try using the spudger to gently pry all around the panel before you attempt to remove it.
  • Proceed to remove the back housing by using the spudger to gently unclip each clip holding the back housing in place and then lift the outer edges of the back housing

  • If you're having trouble opening the back try using the spudger to gently pry all around the panel before you attempt to remove it.

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  • Now simply remove the back panel by gently pulling. This will make it easier to access the devices internal components.

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  • Locate and remove the Phillips J000 screw.

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  • Remove the the power supply from the motherboard by gently pulling the end of the black wire with the precision tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Next remove the yellow mylar tape using the precision tweezers. Image 2/3: Next remove the yellow mylar tape using the precision tweezers. Image 3/3: Next remove the yellow mylar tape using the precision tweezers.
  • First gently lift the black strip by pulling. It will take a little force and then it will disconnect.

  • Next remove the yellow mylar tape using the precision tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Now gently pull the motherboard away from its housing. You'll now want to have access to its bottom side. Image 2/3: Now gently pull the motherboard away from its housing. You'll now want to have access to its bottom side. Image 3/3: Now gently pull the motherboard away from its housing. You'll now want to have access to its bottom side.
  • Remove the jawbone connector that was under the mylar tape by gently pulling with the precision tweezers.

  • Now gently pull the motherboard away from its housing. You'll now want to have access to its bottom side.

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Image 1/3: Remove the tape by pulling gently with the precision tweezers. Image 2/3: Remove the jawbone connector with the precision tweezers. Image 3/3: Remove the jawbone connector with the precision tweezers.
  • Locate a second jawbone connector covered by mylar tape at the bottom of the back of the motherboard.

  • Remove the tape by pulling gently with the precision tweezers.

  • Remove the jawbone connector with the precision tweezers.

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  • Simply pull the motherboard out of its recess.

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Image 1/2: While holding the tape away, gently lift the camera up with the precision tweezers. Image 2/2: While holding the tape away, gently lift the camera up with the precision tweezers.
  • Locate the camera at the top right of the interior side of the motherboard, and remove the tape holding its connector in place. Peel back the tape using the precision tweezers

  • While holding the tape away, gently lift the camera up with the precision tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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