Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the front facing camera on your device. It contains one prerequisite guide that will teach you how to remove the back cover, which will then allow you to remove the front facing camera. It involves removing 1 screw and some ribbon connectors.

Power down the phone. There is a screw located inside the 3.5mm headphone jack that needs to be loosened. Use a Torx T5 screwdriver for this.
  • Power down the phone.

  • There is a screw located inside the 3.5mm headphone jack that needs to be loosened. Use a Torx T5 screwdriver for this.

    • The screw does not come out. Once loosened, It will unlock the lock bar inside the phone. You will break it if you do not complete this step properly.

  • Remove the sim card tray on the top of the phone.

  • Remove the 4.5 mm Torx T5 screw highlighted with a red circle in the picture. (Note: all screws that you will remove in the phone will be the same)

    • There is a sticker located on the screw that needs to be peeled off. This voids your warranty.

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Using the plastic opening tools, you can start to release the plastic clips around the phone. Start in the top left corner, work your way down the left side. Then do the top and bottom of the phone, and finally the right side. It can be useful to flip the plastic opening tool upside down in certain areas of the phone to make releasing the plastic clips easier. Once all the clips are released, remove the back cover of the phone.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, you can start to release the plastic clips around the phone. Start in the top left corner, work your way down the left side. Then do the top and bottom of the phone, and finally the right side.

    • It can be useful to flip the plastic opening tool upside down in certain areas of the phone to make releasing the plastic clips easier.

  • Once all the clips are released, remove the back cover of the phone.

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Remove both ends of the ribbon connector using a plastic opening tool.
  • Remove both ends of the ribbon connector using a plastic opening tool.

  • The end highlighted with an orange circle in the picture must slide out towards the edge of the phone.

  • Be very careful with the ribbon connectors as they can easily be broken.

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Remove the ribbon connector for the front facing camera using the plastic opening tool. Once you have done this, you can lift out the front facing camera with the ribbon connector. The ribbon connector is held down with some glue, so peel it off slowly to avoid damaging it. You have now successfully removed the front facing camera.
  • Remove the ribbon connector for the front facing camera using the plastic opening tool. Once you have done this, you can lift out the front facing camera with the ribbon connector.

    • The ribbon connector is held down with some glue, so peel it off slowly to avoid damaging it.

  • You have now successfully removed the front facing camera.

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Conclusion

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

Curtis Dawe

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