Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front camera in your Huawei P9 Lite.

Start on the bottom left corner of the back cover with an opening pick. Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.
  • Start on the bottom left corner of the back cover with an opening pick.

  • Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.

When reaching the top right corner of the phone switch to a plastic card. There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.
  • When reaching the top right corner of the phone switch to a plastic card.

    • There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.

    • Be careful with the flex cable at the right hand side.

  • Use the plastic card to lever the back cover away and loosen it from the adhesive.

When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.
  • When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.

Hi! Im so sad! At the begginig of the operation i ve broken the white seal/connector that in one side is connected to the board and the other side is "glued" to the battery. Can someone help me? how can i solve this?? There is no image displayed on the screen. but there is vibration, sound, notifications... can someone help me please???

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Loosen the 9 Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate with the sensor. If there are any water indicators on top of the screws, take them off and set them aside. Unplug the fingerprint sensor connector from the motherboard.
  • Loosen the 9 Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate with the sensor.

    • If there are any water indicators on top of the screws, take them off and set them aside.

  • Unplug the fingerprint sensor connector from the motherboard.

    • Don't take away the plate, yet. The NFC antenna is still glued to it.

  • Peel off the the flex cable of the NFC antenna that is adhered to the metal plate.

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Remove the SIM card tray. Remove the SIM card tray.
  • Remove the SIM card tray.

Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable. Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable. Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable.
  • Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable.

Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable. Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable.
  • Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable.

Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack. Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack.
  • Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack.

Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses. Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses.
  • Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses.

Use a spudger to lift the motherboard carefully. Remove the motherboard including the front camera.
  • Use a spudger to lift the motherboard carefully.

  • Remove the motherboard including the front camera.

Disconnect the front camera flex from the motherboard. Flip the motherboard over and thread the flex cable through the opening and take the camera away.
  • Disconnect the front camera flex from the motherboard.

  • Flip the motherboard over and thread the flex cable through the opening and take the camera away.

Conclusion

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

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