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Introduction

If your camera fails or will not turn on, use this guide to replace your camera.

  1. Turn the device so the two bottom screws are shown.
    • Turn the device so the two bottom screws are shown.

  2. Remove the two 7mm screws holding the back panel of the phone using the P5 bit and magnetic driver.
    • Remove the two 7mm screws holding the back panel of the phone using the P5 bit and magnetic driver.

  3. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the back panel of the phone from the front screen. This will expose the battery and other parts.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the back panel of the phone from the front screen. This will expose the battery and other parts.

  4. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 5mm screw holding the metal bracket that protects the battery's ribbon cable.
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 5mm screw holding the metal bracket that protects the battery's ribbon cable.

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  6. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable connecting the battery to the motherboard of the phone.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable connecting the battery to the motherboard of the phone.

  7. Gently raise the battery from its compartment. Gently raise the battery from its compartment.
    • Gently raise the battery from its compartment.

  8. Remove the thirteen 5mm screws holding the plastic shield covering the motherboard using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the thirteen 5mm screws holding the plastic shield covering the motherboard using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  9. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the plastic shield from the motherboard. This will expose the motherboard and ribbon cables for each component.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the plastic shield from the motherboard. This will expose the motherboard and ribbon cables for each component.

  10. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable below the camera itself from the motherboard.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable below the camera itself from the motherboard.

  11. Using the ribbon beneath the camera lift it upwards and pull the camera out.
    • Using the ribbon beneath the camera lift it upwards and pull the camera out.

Conclusion

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

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