Introduction

Before continuing make sure you power down your device and work in a clean area. Also wear a static band to prevent damages to your device.

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  • Remove the back cover using the thumb tab located on the bottom of the phone.

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  • Remove the battery using the thumb tab.

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  • Using a T4 Torx driver, remove the eight 4 mm back panel screws.

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Image 1/3: It is held together by small clips that lock in. You may have to use extra force to unlock them. Image 2/3: Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off. Image 3/3: Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to open the phone along the sides between the front panel and the chrome trim.

  • It is held together by small clips that lock in. You may have to use extra force to unlock them.

  • Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off.

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Image 1/2: There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily. Image 2/2: There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily.
  • Gently lift the SD & SIM card board (PCB) as shown.

  • There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily.

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Image 1/2: There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under. Image 2/2: There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under.
  • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the motherboard/keyboard ribbon cable.

  • There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under.

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  • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the two ribbon cables at the top of the phone.

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Image 1/2: This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around. Image 2/2: This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around.
  • Disconnect the 2nd keyboard connector from the motherboard and remove it from its side holders.

  • This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around.

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  • Use a T5 Torx Screwdriver to unscrew the 2mm screw.

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  • Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything.

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  • To remove the motherboard, pull it to the side. The camera that is connected to the motherboard does not pull straight up and out from its holder.

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Image 1/3: Flip the board over and you will see that the camera is connected by a ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Unlock the cable by using a plastic remover tool then pull the camera out. Image 3/3: Insert the new camera and re lock the ribbon cable.
  • The camera is located on the back side of PCB board.

  • Flip the board over and you will see that the camera is connected by a ribbon cable.

  • Unlock the cable by using a plastic remover tool then pull the camera out.

  • Insert the new camera and re lock the ribbon cable.

  • Do not use excessive force and make sure the cameras ribbon cable gets properly re seated.

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Conclusion

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

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