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Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the front camera on a Motorola Droid MAXX 2 smartphone.

Parts

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  1. Insert a small pointed object into the hole on the sim card tray to eject the tray from the phone.
    • Insert a small pointed object into the hole on the sim card tray to eject the tray from the phone.

  2. Pull the sim card tray up out of the phone
    • Pull the sim card tray up out of the phone

  3. Wedge your thumb into the indent located on the bottom left corner of the back cover and pull up to remove the back cover. Wedge your thumb into the indent located on the bottom left corner of the back cover and pull up to remove the back cover.
    • Wedge your thumb into the indent located on the bottom left corner of the back cover and pull up to remove the back cover.

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  5. Remove the seventeen 3.2mm Torx T4 screws from the mid-frame.
    • Remove the seventeen 3.2mm Torx T4 screws from the mid-frame.

  6. Pull the mid-frame off of the phone.
    • Pull the mid-frame off of the phone.

    • Keep track of the on/off and volume buttons when you take the phone apart because they are likely to fall out when the halves are separated.

  7. Remove the static tape covering the two connectors. Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cables from the motherboard. If battery has adhesive, use heat gun for one to two minutes to loosen it. Be careful of the points outlined in red when prying it up. Use guitar picks or a spudger to gently lift the battery and separate the adhesive.
    • Remove the static tape covering the two connectors.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the battery cables from the motherboard.

    • If battery has adhesive, use heat gun for one to two minutes to loosen it. Be careful of the points outlined in red when prying it up. Use guitar picks or a spudger to gently lift the battery and separate the adhesive.

  8. Remove the disconnected battery from the phone.
    • Remove the disconnected battery from the phone.

  9. Flip the camera backwards 180 degrees.
    • Flip the camera backwards 180 degrees.

  10. Use a spudger to lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector.
    • Use a spudger to lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector.

    • Remove the camera.

Conclusion

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

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