Introduction

Removal of the motherboard is necessary to access the rear facing camera. This guide involves the removal of various screws and parts so make sure you are in a clean and organized environment to avoid the loss of any components.

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  • Use the Torx T5 Screwdriver to remove two 5.0 mm screws at the bottom of the phone.

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  • To remove the SIM card, use an unfolded paperclip to press down on the metal plate on the left side of the phone until it pops up.

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Image 1/2: Do NOT remove the screen all the way or the flex cables will be damaged. Image 2/2: Do NOT remove the screen all the way or the flex cables will be damaged.
  • Gently push the screen toward the top edge of the phone and tilt the screen to reveal the black flex cables.

    • Do NOT remove the screen all the way or the flex cables will be damaged.

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Image 1/2: Make sure to remove the flex cables before completely removing the screen. Image 2/2: When reassembling, align the white bands on the edge of the screen so that a connection is made.
  • Release the two black ribbon flex cables by gently pulling up on the connection using the spudger. Then lift the screen to remove.

    • Make sure to remove the flex cables before completely removing the screen.

  • When reassembling, align the white bands on the edge of the screen so that a connection is made.

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  • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the two 4.0mm screws on the rear-facing camera cover.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the rear-facing camera cover.

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Image 1/2: Release the yellow ribbon cable by lifting up on the connection to the motherboard with the spudger. Image 2/2: Release the yellow ribbon cable by lifting up on the connection to the motherboard with the spudger.
  • Use the spudger to gently lift the rear-facing camera until it is detached from the back cover.

  • Release the yellow ribbon cable by lifting up on the connection to the motherboard with the spudger.

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  • Use tweezers to gently remove the rear-facing camera by lifting it up off of the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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