Introduction

The camera assembly is susceptible to various environmental forces such as moisture, vibration, and shock. Replacing this part is easy.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the back cover by pressing on  the bottom section of the phone and sliding the bottom piece downward.
  • Remove the back cover by pressing on the bottom section of the phone and sliding the bottom piece downward.

  • Lift up the back cover.

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Place your finger on the bottom of the battery and lift to remove.
  • Place your finger on the bottom of the battery and lift to remove.

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Replace the old battery with the new one.
  • Replace the old battery with the new one.

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Insert the spudger underneath the bottom section of the phone.
  • Insert the spudger underneath the bottom section of the phone.

  • Gently lift and push the spudger to slide the bottom section down to reveal two hidden screws.

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Remove the six 4.5mm #000 Phillips screws.
  • Remove the six 4.5mm #000 Phillips screws.

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Starting at a bottom corner, use the spudger to separate the rear case from the front display. Move the spudger towards the top on both sides. The plastic opening tool is easier to use for this step. Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic.
  • Starting at a bottom corner, use the spudger to separate the rear case from the front display.

  • Move the spudger towards the top on both sides. The plastic opening tool is easier to use for this step.

  • Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic.

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Separate the rear case from the phone.
  • Separate the rear case from the phone.

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Use the spudger tool to pry up the chip labeled "NEC." This releases the chip.
  • Use the spudger tool to pry up the chip labeled "NEC." This releases the chip.

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Gently lift the camera assembly out of the plastic housing.
  • Gently lift the camera assembly out of the plastic housing.

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Conclusion

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

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Is this for the front facing camera

tracy mann - Reply

No, this is for the rear facing camera. The Samsung Captivate does not have a front facing camera.

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