Introduction

It is a straightforward guide showing the steps towards removing the front camera. Remember to be careful during the disassembling. The parts can break easily.

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  • Flip the device over so that the back of the phone is facing you and the screen is against your palm.

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Image 1/1: Using your fingernail, lift up on the back cover to expose the battery.
  • Locate the slit at the bottom of the back cover.

  • Using your fingernail, lift up on the back cover to expose the battery.

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Image 1/1: The back cover is snapped onto the phone so you will feel it unsnapping as you remove it.
  • Lift the back cover off the phone.

  • The back cover is snapped onto the phone so you will feel it unsnapping as you remove it.

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Image 1/3: Lift the battery out of the phone with your fingers by pressing forward and lifting upward. Image 2/3: Lift the battery out of the phone with your fingers by pressing forward and lifting upward. Image 3/3: Lift the battery out of the phone with your fingers by pressing forward and lifting upward.
  • Find the indented notch at the base of the battery.

  • Lift the battery out of the phone with your fingers by pressing forward and lifting upward.

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Image 1/2: There are eleven screws that hold the middle cover to the rest of the phone. Image 2/2: The screw that is marked by the orange circle is covered by a white dot.
  • After removing the battery, remove the screws using a T6 screwdriver.

  • There are eleven screws that hold the middle cover to the rest of the phone.

  • The screw that is marked by the orange circle is covered by a white dot.

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Image 1/3: Pull the lower section of the middle cover outward towards you, exposing the circuit board underneath. Image 2/3: Pull the lower section of the middle cover outward towards you, exposing the circuit board underneath. Image 3/3: Pull the lower section of the middle cover outward towards you, exposing the circuit board underneath.
  • After all the screws are removed, use your fingers to remove the lower section of the middle cover.

  • Pull the lower section of the middle cover outward towards you, exposing the circuit board underneath.

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Image 1/3: The middle cover is a thin piece of plastic with the external speaker inside of it. Image 2/3: Be '''gentle''' as you remove circuit cover. The parts might break if you are too forceful. Image 3/3: Be '''gentle''' as you remove circuit cover. The parts might break if you are too forceful.
  • Begin working your way around the sides of the cover plate, unsnapping it gently.

  • The middle cover is a thin piece of plastic with the external speaker inside of it.

  • Be gentle as you remove circuit cover. The parts might break if you are too forceful.

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Image 1/2: The antenna is a thin white wire that connects to the circuit board in two locations. Image 2/2: The antenna is a thin white wire that connects to the circuit board in two locations.
  • The middle covers are removed.

  • The antenna is a thin white wire that connects to the circuit board in two locations.

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  • Lift gently at each connector of the white wire to disconnect the antenna from the port.

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  • Use a plastic spudger or your fingers to gently pry up the four flex cables from the main board.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry up near the small black clip with your fingers or a plastic spudger to detach  the main board. Image 2/2: Gently pry up near the small black clip with your fingers or a plastic spudger to detach  the main board.
  • With the back of the phone facing you, there will be a small black clip on the left side holding the main board in place.

  • Gently pry up near the small black clip with your fingers or a plastic spudger to detach the main board.

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Image 1/2: There is a silver connector and a black flex cable attached to the front camera. Image 2/2: There is a silver connector and a black flex cable attached to the front camera.
  • With the main board facing away from you, the front camera is on the top right corner.

  • There is a silver connector and a black flex cable attached to the front camera.

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  • Using the small pliers, disconnect the front camera's flex cable from the main board.

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  • Once the flex cable is disconnected, completely remove the front camera off the main board.

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Conclusion

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

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