Introduction

In order to replace a broken front or rear camera, you will need to follow this guide. There are several steps and you will need to be careful when taking apart this device.

Image 1/2: Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet. Image 2/2: Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet.
  • Make sure the device is off to reduce the chance of an electrical shock. To turn off the device, press and hold the power button.

  • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the 4mm (5/32 in.) screws from the back cover of the tablet.

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  • Use a spudger to pry the back cover. Start from one edge of the back cover and slide across until the cover is lifted from the tablet body. Repeat for all edges.

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Image 1/1: The keyboard wire ribbon and rear speaker wire should be intact and connected with the back cover.
  • Open the tablet cover carefully and slowly lengthwise.

  • The keyboard wire ribbon and rear speaker wire should be intact and connected with the back cover.

  • Opening the tablet abruptly may tear or damage cover attachments.

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Image 1/1: Remove the wire ribbon from clamp.
  • Use a spudger to flip up the flap of the ZIF connector that holds the keyboard wire ribbon.

  • Remove the wire ribbon from clamp.

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Image 1/2: Using both hands, place your thumbs gently on the black tab attached to the top and gently lift it. Image 2/2: Proceed to slide the orange colored ribbon out from underneath until it is detached from the black tab.
  • Attached to the motherboard you will see two orange ribbons connected to black tabs.

  • Using both hands, place your thumbs gently on the black tab attached to the top and gently lift it.

  • Proceed to slide the orange colored ribbon out from underneath until it is detached from the black tab.

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Image 1/1: Try to decrease battery deformation by using a spudger rather than prying with your hands.
  • Use a spudger to pry and slide underneath the battery to unstick it from the LCD metal plate. It may take a good amount of force to remove.

  • Try to decrease battery deformation by using a spudger rather than prying with your hands.

  • Do not let battery fall back on adhesive, it will stick back onto the LCD metal plate.

  • Be careful to not puncture the battery. The battery may ignite or explode.

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Image 1/2: Peel off the black piece of tape to remove the antenna. Image 2/2: Peel off the black piece of tape to remove the antenna.
  • Gently remove the grey tape that's covering the grey colored wire until it is completely peeled off.

  • Peel off the black piece of tape to remove the antenna.

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Image 1/1: After removing the screws, detach the motherboard from the rest of the tablet. Use a spudger to gently remove it, if necessary.
  • Unscrew three of the 4 mm screws on the motherboard using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • After removing the screws, detach the motherboard from the rest of the tablet. Use a spudger to gently remove it, if necessary.

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  • Locate the rear camera and use a prying tool to gently lift the rear camera off of the motherboard.

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  • Detach the camera ribbon wire by lifting the tab and pulling the wire. This will leave you with the camera assembly.

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Conclusion

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

Grace Chung

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