Introduction

This guide will show you the steps to replace a damaged rear facing camera.

While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body. While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body.
  • While holding the battery release button, pull the bottom end of the phone out of the body.

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Insert the sim card eject tool (0.8mm sim card eject head) into the small hole on the sim card tray. Press inward with some force to eject the tray. Pull the sim card tray out of the phone.
  • Insert the sim card eject tool (0.8mm sim card eject head) into the small hole on the sim card tray.

  • Press inward with some force to eject the tray.

  • Pull the sim card tray out of the phone.

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Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone. Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone.
  • Remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the base of the phone.

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Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the glass screen and the metal body.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the glass screen and the metal body.

  • Pry the glass from the body only a slight amount.

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Insert the Spudger into the now open space between the body and screen. Push inward to separate the screen even more.
  • Insert the Spudger into the now open space between the body and screen.

  • Push inward to separate the screen even more.

  • Slowly slide the nylon spudger up the edge the phone till the screen pops out of the body.

  • When putting the screen back in, press the edges down from the top of the phone to the bottom. The screen should "pop" into place.

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Peel the screen away from the body.  The two parts should be completely separated. Peel the screen away from the body.  The two parts should be completely separated.
  • Peel the screen away from the body. The two parts should be completely separated.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily. Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily. Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the screen-ribbon connector and the motherboard, then pull up. It should pop out easily.

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After detaching the ribbon, carefully remove the camera using tweezers After detaching the ribbon, carefully remove the camera using tweezers
  • After detaching the ribbon, carefully remove the camera using tweezers

The camera is attached to the frame with adhesive- use a nylon screen opening tool or a spludger to help lift the camera off of the body. Tilt it out at a 45 degree angle to clear the PCB and you're ready for replacement!

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Conclusion

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

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This worked great and took me about 10 minutes!

Mark - Reply

Great instructions. This was my first time taking apart any phone. Everything went smoothly and my camera now works! thank you

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