Introduction

There are two cameras on this phone, so be sure you know which camera you are replacing before starting this guide.

  1. Poke a paperclip into the hole to the right of the SIM Card Tray. The SIM Card Tray will automatically pop out.
    • Poke a paperclip into the hole to the right of the SIM Card Tray. The SIM Card Tray will automatically pop out.

  2. Pull out the SIM Card Tray with your fingers.
    • Pull out the SIM Card Tray with your fingers.

    • Make sure the USB cover on the bottom of the phone is removed first.

    • Starting at a corner, slowly work your way around the edge of the sides with your prying tool to loosen the front panel.

      • Take your time. A lot of force is necessary to loosen the front panel.

    • Slowly pull the panel apart from the back of the phone.

    • Apply a moderate force to pry the panel from the back of the phone.

    • Set the device down so that the bottom of the phone is facing to the right.

    • Gently take off the piece of black tape surrounding the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to rip the tape.

    • Use your tweezers to take off the yellow tape on the bottom left corner of the phone.

    • Rotate your phone 90 degrees clockwise so the bottom of the phone is facing you.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 4mm screws located at the bottom of the phone.

    • Use the Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the single 2.7mm void screw on the bottom right.

    • Rotate your phone back 90 Degrees counter-clockwise.

    • Use your tweezers to take off the small metal retaining bracket on the bottom right of the phone.

    • Remove the following Phillips #000 screws from the motherboard:

      • Four 1.6 mm screws

      • Two 1.5 mm screws

    • Use your pry tool to unfasten the connectors on both sides of the motherboard.

    • The connectors will still be attached to the green camera board at the top so DO NOT try to pull them off or bend them severely.

    • Use your tweezers to remove the two pieces of yellow tape shown.

    • Use your tweezers to gently snap up the white board on the bottom right of the motherboard.

    • Use your tweezers to disconnect the black connector on the bottom right of the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to bend the Flex Cable of the Connector.

    • Use your tweezers to gently snap the other white board on the bottom right of the motherboard up.

    • Use your tweezers to disconnect the other small connector on the bottom right of the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to bend the Flex Cables for the Connector.

    • Rotate the phone 180 degrees.

    • Use your tweezers to gently snap up the white board on the top left of the motherboard.

    • Use your tweezers to disconnect the cable on the top left of the motherboard.

    • Be careful not to bend the Flex Cable of the Connector.

    • Use your tweezers to gently snap up the black board on the top left of the motherboard.

    • Use your tweezers to gently remove the yellow connector on the top left of the phone.

    • Remove the long black wire on the left of the motherboard.

    • Reorient the phone so that the green camera board is farthest from you.

    • Use your tweezers to remove the two wires located at the top of the board. The wires snap off very easily so not much force is needed.

    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.9mm screws on top of motherboard.

    • Now, use your fingers to slowly pull up the motherboard and remove it from the phone.

    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 2.1mm screws on the top of the camera board.

    • Use the pry tool along the bottom and sides of the camera board to loosen the adhesive.

    • The power button and headphone jack need to be carefully removed with the camera board or they could snap off of the camera board.

    • Slowly lift the camera board up and work on removing the remaining adhesive. You can then take the camera board off of the phone.

    • Use your tweezers to gently remove the yellow tape on the far left side of the camera board.

    • Use your tweezers to gently flip the white connector clip into the upright position.

    • Use your tweezers to gently pull the front facing camera off the camera board.

Conclusion

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

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