Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera on your Nexus 9.

With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest. The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard. The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard.
  • With your fingers, carefully pry off the back plastic casing. Starting at the corners is usually the easiest.

  • The rear-facing camera seems to fit a little too snugly in its compartment on the rear case; so make sure that it stays connected to the motherboard.

Just removed the cover. On mine, there is a piece of double sided tape, 2"x1", bottom middle, sticking the back cover to the battery. The battery pack's black skin ripped as I pulled the cover off. I was able to peel the skin from the tape and reposition on the batteries. Don't think this black skin is nothing more then a way to print branding and other texts onto the batteries.

Sccoaire - Reply

I can confirm that the camera does fit very snugly into back cover.

Start by prying off the cover from the end opposite the camera. When you get near the camera lens, press the lens gently into the body as you continue to release the cover.

Graham Taylor - Reply

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With tools and Fix Kits
Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera ZIF connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera ZIF connector.

  • Use a pair of tweezers to gently lift the front-facing camera up from the motherboard.

Use spudger to flip white part of connector forward (towards camera). Then use tweezers to pull camera upwards and towards edge of case. It will slide right out.

Darryl Whitmore - Reply

Conclusion

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

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