Introduction

This guide shows you how to replace the camera as it may be damaged or malfunctioning. The removal of the camera itself is simple, but getting there can be tricky because of the motherboard. Carefully follow guide. Tools are required for this.

Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery. Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery. Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery.
  • Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery.

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Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone. Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone. Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone.
  • Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone.

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Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques. These screws will be 4.3 millimeters in length. Be careful to not strip any screws.
  • Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques. These screws will be 4.3 millimeters in length.

  • Be careful to not strip any screws.

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Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone. Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone. Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone.
  • Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone.

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Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length. Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length.
  • Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length.

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Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing. Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing. Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing.

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Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera. Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera. Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera.
  • Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera.

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Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length
  • Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length

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Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard. Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard.
  • Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard.

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Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector. Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector.

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Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone  connector. Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone  connector.
  • Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone connector.

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Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out. Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out.
  • Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector. Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector. Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector.

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Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera. Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera. Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera.
  • Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera.

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There should be jawbone connector here. However it was broken on this particular device. Lift it up using a pry tool. Using tweezers, remove cable from motherboard. Using tweezers, remove cable from motherboard.
  • There should be jawbone connector here. However it was broken on this particular device. Lift it up using a pry tool.

  • Using tweezers, remove cable from motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

Aaron Mak

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how do u get it back on when it dose not come back on

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