Introduction

Capturing images is how people retain visible proof of memories being created. This guides purpose is to help the user replace a major key component in a cellular device that gives users the ability to see themselves.

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  • Pry open the back panel by inserting the plastic opening tool on the left of the camera. We find this spot the easiest to get the tool under the panel.

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  • Once you get an open spot, with a second plastic opening tool, slide down to the bottom of the phone to free the rest of side.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to use the correct tool for the job. Metal spudgers can puncture an unprotected battery, potentially causing a fire.
  • There is adhesive between the battery and the back panel. Take a nylon spudger to cut through the adhesive.

  • Be sure to use the correct tool for the job. Metal spudgers can puncture an unprotected battery, potentially causing a fire.

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  • Once all way around the bottom, the panel should be broken free of the adhesive, and the rest of the panel should pop right off.

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Image 1/1: Be sure to use the correct tool for the job. Metal spudgers can puncture an unprotected battery, potentially causing a fire.
  • Insert a nylon spudger at the bottom of the battery and lift up to remove the battery.

  • Be sure to use the correct tool for the job. Metal spudgers can puncture an unprotected battery, potentially causing a fire.

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  • There is adhesive on the other side of the battery as well, take the nylon spudger used to get off the panel and cut through.

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  • Carefully lift battery backside first to disconnect the white connector.

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  • Using the T5 screwdriver, unscrew these four screws in order to remove the plastic casing.

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  • Remove the black plastic casing with a plastic opening tool.

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  • Using the PH000 screw driver head, unscrew the one screw that is holding down the mother board. (This screw is located on the left side of the motherboard.)

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, gently disconnect the battery wire from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Do not disconnect the motherboard from the device.
  • Lift the motherboard and peel it back.

  • Do not disconnect the motherboard from the device.

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  • Locate the camera and its connector.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, lift the white part of the connector and disconnect the camera from the motherboard.

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  • Use a pair of tweezers to slide the camera out and remove the camera from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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