Introduction

You will need to remove the outer back plastic cover and the battery connection in order to access the motherboard and camera parts to do the replacement.

Image 1/1: To remove the back cover, start at one corner and stick the plastic opening tool under the cover and pry it away from the phone.
  • Turn off the device before beginning.

  • To remove the back cover, start at one corner and stick the plastic opening tool under the cover and pry it away from the phone.

  • With the plastic opening tool, pry all the way around the phone while lifting up on the cover.

  • You should hear a snapping sound at each corner.

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Image 1/1: Working on a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.
  • Unscrew the 14- 4mm screws using a T4 Torx driver head.

  • Working on a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.

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Image 1/1: Be sure that all of the screws are out before lifting the cover. The plastic backing is fragile, and it may break.
  • Using the same plastic opening tool as in step 1, once again pry up on the edges of the plastic back cover.

  • Be sure that all of the screws are out before lifting the cover. The plastic backing is fragile, and it may break.

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Image 1/1: Do not touch the connections to the battery in the red square on the picture.
  • Gently lift the back plate away, exposing the motherboard. The battery will be stuck to the back of the cover, so be careful when lifting it off.

  • Do not touch the connections to the battery in the red square on the picture.

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Image 1/1: Move the battery and cover away from the motherboard.
  • Gently pull up on the red and black power cable to lift the connector out of the motherboard.

  • Move the battery and cover away from the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the 3- 1mm screws using the T4 torx driver head.

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Image 1/1: Pull the orange ribbon cable out gently.
  • Lift up on the white plastic mount.

  • Pull the orange ribbon cable out gently.

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  • Gently pull the black ribbon cable out.

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  • Using the metal spudger, pry the motherboard away from the screen assembly.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the metal housing off.

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  • Remove the rubber cover on the camera by gently lifting it up.

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Image 1/1: Use the plastic opening tool on all four sides of the camera several times until it starts to come loose.
  • Use the same plastic opening tool to pry the camera assembly off.

  • Use the plastic opening tool on all four sides of the camera several times until it starts to come loose.

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Image 1/1: Place the new camera assembly into the connector and press gently.
  • Pull the camera assembly out.

  • Place the new camera assembly into the connector and press gently.

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Conclusion

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

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