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Introduction

This guide shows how to remove and install the phone's camera located in the top left-hand corner of the motherboard.

    • 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.

  1. 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. 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.
    • 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.

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  3. 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.
    • 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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. 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.
    • 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.

  5. Gently pry the metal tab up using a spudger, and lift up the disconnected black flap. Gently pry the metal tab up using a spudger, and lift up the disconnected black flap. Gently pry the metal tab up using a spudger, and lift up the disconnected black flap.
    • Gently pry the metal tab up using a spudger, and lift up the disconnected black flap.

  6. With a spudger, carefully pry up the black tab connecting the camera to the motherboard. Lift up the camera from the socket. Lift up the camera from the socket.
    • 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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