Introduction

In cases where the front facing camera is not responding or isn’t powering on, this guide will help you replace the camera to fix these issues.

Image 1/1: Be wary of the front screen and SIM Card while tearing down the device.
  • Power off your device before beginning the battery replacement (hold the button with the red marker until the device prompts you to power it off, then tap "Power Off").

  • Be wary of the front screen and SIM Card while tearing down the device.

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Image 1/1: To separate the frame from the cover, pry between the screen and the cover using a plastic prying tool.
  • Put on an Anti-Static Wrist Strap to prevent damage to sensitive electrical components (optional).

  • To separate the frame from the cover, pry between the screen and the cover using a plastic prying tool.

  • Begin at the top left of the device to avoid damaging the motherboard and work your way around the perimeter of the screen.

  • When you pry your device open, be wary of the volume rockers, motherboard, and camera. These components are delicate and can be sensitive to static electricity.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage it while doing so.
  • Disconnect the battery connector by prying it upwards (red marker).

  • Be careful not to damage it while doing so.

  • Remove the ribbon cables by prying them upwards with a plastic pry tool ).

  • Do not bend the cable or connector as they are fragile.

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Image 1/1: Using tweezers or a small plastic pry tool gently pull or pry the camera out of the device.
  • There is a light adhesive holding the camera in the device.

  • Using tweezers or a small plastic pry tool gently pull or pry the camera out of the device.

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  • Pry the audio jack from the device using a spudger.

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  • Remove the 7 Black 3mm PH0 screws from the motherboard (red markers).

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  • Remove the Motherboard.

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Image 1/1: There is a light adhesive holding the camera in the device
  • Gently pull up on the camera to remove it.

  • There is a light adhesive holding the camera in the device

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Conclusion

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

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