Introduction

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

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

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Image 1/3: Press inward with some force to eject the tray. Image 2/3: Pull the sim card tray out of the phone. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/1: Pry the glass from the body only a slight amount.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Push inward to separate the screen even more. Image 2/2: Slowly slide the nylon spudger up the edge the phone till the screen pops out of the body.
  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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!

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