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The front-facing camera is a very small component, so make sure you don't lose it. Be sure to power off the device before starting anything else. You will need to remove the backplate and battery before replacing the front-facing camera.

Remove the stylus from the device. Place the device screen-up on a hard surface, like a table.
  • Remove the stylus from the device.

  • Place the device screen-up on a hard surface, like a table.

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Insert a plastic pry tool or opening pick between the glass and plastic case. Work your way around the plastic edge, unclipping the backplate. Once the clips are loosened, remove the backplate. Some force may be necessary.
  • Insert a plastic pry tool or opening pick between the glass and plastic case.

  • Work your way around the plastic edge, unclipping the backplate.

  • Once the clips are loosened, remove the backplate. Some force may be necessary.

  • Though you may need to use force, be careful of the pry tool slipping and hurting you!

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Disconnect the three ribbon cables from the motherboard to free the battery. Use your finger to lift the flap securing each ZIF connector. Slide the ribbon cable out and towards you. Now it should be completely detached.
  • Disconnect the three ribbon cables from the motherboard to free the battery.

    • Use your finger to lift the flap securing each ZIF connector.

  • Slide the ribbon cable out and towards you. Now it should be completely detached.

  • Repeat with the other two cables.

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Get a firm hold of the power cable as close to the clip as you can. Pull the power cable up and out of the clip. Pull the power cable up and out of the clip.
  • Get a firm hold of the power cable as close to the clip as you can.

  • Pull the power cable up and out of the clip.

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Remove the six 3.5-mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Lift the battery out by hooking your finger under the tab on the top side of the battery and pulling it up and towards you. The battery should come out easily. Lift the battery out by hooking your finger under the tab on the top side of the battery and pulling it up and towards you. The battery should come out easily.
  • Remove the six 3.5-mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Lift the battery out by hooking your finger under the tab on the top side of the battery and pulling it up and towards you. The battery should come out easily.

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Gently lift the front-facing camera with your forefinger. Grip the camera with your thumb and forefinger and lift up to remove the camera from the socket at its base. Grip the camera with your thumb and forefinger and lift up to remove the camera from the socket at its base.
  • Gently lift the front-facing camera with your forefinger.

  • Grip the camera with your thumb and forefinger and lift up to remove the camera from the socket at its base.

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Conclusion

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

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