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You just came back from vacation in Hawaii, but because your rear camera wasn't working, you didn't get a single picture. With this guide, you can make sure this doesn't happen again.

Power off the device before disassembly to avoid damage or harm from electrical surges.
  • Power off the device before disassembly to avoid damage or harm from electrical surges.

  • Remove the two 4.5mm screws in the bottom left and right corners of the device using a T4 Torx Screwdriver.

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Holding the device in your hand, push the screen towards the top of the phone until it disconnects from the base of the phone.
  • Holding the device in your hand, push the screen towards the top of the phone until it disconnects from the base of the phone.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift the screen from the phone.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the screen from the phone.

  • Do not try to completely detach the screen; cables are still connected to the device and can be damaged.

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Use tweezers to remove the yellow tape covering the lcd/digitizer cable connector. Carefully lift up the black locking tab to release the lcd/digitizer cable.
  • Use tweezers to remove the yellow tape covering the lcd/digitizer cable connector.

  • Carefully lift up the black locking tab to release the lcd/digitizer cable.

    • The cable connector is located on the bottom right section of the phone.

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Lift up the screen further to reveal another cable at the top of the device connecting the motherboard to the screen.
  • Lift up the screen further to reveal another cable at the top of the device connecting the motherboard to the screen.

    • This connector is located on the top right section of the phone.

  • Use tweezers to lift the black bar on top of the ZIF connector.

    • Pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers.

  • Now that there are no cables connecting the screen to the motherboard, remove the screen.

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Remove the two 3.5mm Torx T4 screws securing the rear facing camera. Using tweezers, remove the metal shield protecting the rear facing camera.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Torx T4 screws securing the rear facing camera.

  • Using tweezers, remove the metal shield protecting the rear facing camera.

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Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the rear camera. Use tweezers to lift and unlock the black bar on top of the rear camera's  ZIF connector.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the rear camera.

  • Use tweezers to lift and unlock the black bar on top of the rear camera's ZIF connector.

    • Pull the camera out of the connector.

    • You will need to unplug the rear camera from its connector on the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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