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Nexus 4 Camera Replacement

What you need

  1. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
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    SIM Card Eject Tool
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    • Power off the phone, by long-pressing the power button and touching Power off.

    • Remove the SIM tray using the SIM Card Eject Tool.

    • This step is required in order to remove the back case.

  2. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
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    T5 Torx Screwdriver
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  3. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Gently open the back case by prying along the edge of the cover, starting at a corner of the phone and circling around the phone using a plastic opening tool.

    • The opening process may take a few minutes. The plastic will make a light snapping noise as the back cover separates from the rest of the phone.

  4. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 2 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips screws holding down the battery connector.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the battery cable from its socket on the motherboard.

  5. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Battery removal: step 5, image 1 of 2 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Battery removal: step 5, image 2 of 2
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    Plastic Cards
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    • Remove the blue tape that secures the white antenna cable to the battery.

    • Using a spudger, carefully disconnect the white antenna cable.

    • Carefully pry the battery out with a Plastic Opening Tool, starting at the top left-hand corner and working down towards the bottom right-hand corner.

    • If necessary, you can also use a plastic card to separate the battery from the metal midframe.

    • The battery is securely glued to the phone. When reinstalling the battery, press the battery firmly against the adhesive strip.

  6. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Plastic Midframe: step 6, image 1 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Plastic Midframe: step 6, image 2 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Plastic Midframe: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the nine 4.6 mm Phillips #000 screws. Gently lift out the plastic cover.

    • The midframe is held in with two clips, one at either side. Use a plastic spudger to release each side and gently lift up and away.

  7. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Camera: step 7, image 1 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Camera: step 7, image 2 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement, Camera: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Gently pry the metal tab up using a spudger, and lift up the disconnected black flap.

  8. Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Nexus 4 Camera Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • With a spudger, carefully pry up the black tab connecting the camera to the motherboard.

    • Lift up the camera from the socket.

Conclusion

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

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