Introduction

This guide shows how to gain access to and remove the back camera from the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

To remove the back panel of the device, start by attempting to fit the plastic opening tool in the crease between the screen and the back panel of the tablet.
  • To remove the back panel of the device, start by attempting to fit the plastic opening tool in the crease between the screen and the back panel of the tablet.

  • You can use your hands to push against the corners of the device to attempt to make the gap larger for your plastic opening tool to fit in.

  • If you are replacing your screen because it is damaged, it may be useful to pick away at some of the glass to expose the clips in the edges of the plastic.

    • Insert the corners of your plastic opening tool into the slots that are on the very outside edge of your device to start disconnecting the panel.

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Once  the edge of your device's panel is separate from the screen, continue moving around the outside of the device while continuing to pry the two pieces apart from each other.
  • Once the edge of your device's panel is separate from the screen, continue moving around the outside of the device while continuing to pry the two pieces apart from each other.

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Insert another plastic opening tool (or a similar tool) between the screen and the back panel on the opposite side of the device to hold it open.
  • Insert another plastic opening tool (or a similar tool) between the screen and the back panel on the opposite side of the device to hold it open.

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There is a piece of double sided tape on the back of the battery holding it in place. Pull the battery with enough force to pull it apart from the tape.
  • There is a piece of double sided tape on the back of the battery holding it in place. Pull the battery with enough force to pull it apart from the tape.

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Locate the back camera at the far end of the motherboard, towards the lower center of the device.
  • Locate the back camera at the far end of the motherboard, towards the lower center of the device.

  • Separate the connection to the motherboard with the spudger by gently prying them apart.

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Pull the camera upwards to remove it from the device. Pull the camera upwards to remove it from the device.
  • Pull the camera upwards to remove it from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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