Introduction

A camera lens on any device is naturally exposed to the elements of nature to obtain the clearest photo; however, this leaves the lens susceptible to damage and cracking. Cameras are used extremely frequently, especially on a device as portable as the Nvidia Shield Tablet. Follow this guide to replace both cameras on your tablet.

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  • First, remove the stylus from your tablet.

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Image 1/3: Open the microSD slot. Image 2/3: Using the flat end of the spudger tool, carefully pry open the case starting from the microSD slot, slowly sliding the spudger along the inside edge of the case. Image 3/3: You may want to  put on your anti-static wrist strap at this point as the motherboard will be vulnerable to physical touch and electrostatic shock after the casing is removed.
  • Set the tablet so the buttons, microSD, and stylus port are facing you.

  • Open the microSD slot.

  • Using the flat end of the spudger tool, carefully pry open the case starting from the microSD slot, slowly sliding the spudger along the inside edge of the case.

  • You may want to put on your anti-static wrist strap at this point as the motherboard will be vulnerable to physical touch and electrostatic shock after the casing is removed.

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Image 1/2: Finally, set the old casing aside. Image 2/2: Finally, set the old casing aside.
  • As you remove your case, be aware of small clips along the edges.

  • Finally, set the old casing aside.

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Image 1/1: Locate the top speaker, a black semi-rectangular piece on the top right side of the tablet.
  • Orient your tablet so that the top of the tablet is furthest away from you.

  • Locate the top speaker, a black semi-rectangular piece on the top right side of the tablet.

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  • Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the speaker.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to peel up the tape covering the speaker wire. Image 2/3: Use a plastic opening tool to peel up the tape covering the speaker wire. Image 3/3: Use a plastic opening tool to peel up the tape covering the speaker wire.
  • Gently pry the speaker up with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to peel up the tape covering the speaker wire.

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Image 1/2: Finally, unplug the power source from your speaker using the precision tweezers. Image 2/2: Make sure you are using your anti-static wrist strap.
  • Next, with a gentle but firm grip, pull the audio input ribbon with the precision tweezers.

  • Finally, unplug the power source from your speaker using the precision tweezers.

  • Make sure you are using your anti-static wrist strap.

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Image 1/3: The rear-facing camera is on the left side of the tablet and it aligns with the camera hole on the back casing of your tablet. Image 2/3: The rear-facing camera is on the left side of the tablet and it aligns with the camera hole on the back casing of your tablet. Image 3/3: The rear-facing camera is on the left side of the tablet and it aligns with the camera hole on the back casing of your tablet.
  • Having removed the speaker, locate the front-facing camera resting just underneath the speaker.

  • The rear-facing camera is on the left side of the tablet and it aligns with the camera hole on the back casing of your tablet.

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  • Gently unplug each camera using the precision tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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