Introduction

Use this guide to install a new rear facing camera.

Grasp the cap of the stylus and remove it from its slot in the midframe. Grasp the cap of the stylus and remove it from its slot in the midframe.
  • Grasp the cap of the stylus and remove it from its slot in the midframe.

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Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker.
  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker.

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Lift and remove the rear case from the phone. Lift and remove the rear case from the phone.
  • Lift and remove the rear case from the phone.

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Insert your finger in the notch of the battery compartment. Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.
  • Insert your finger in the notch of the battery compartment.

  • Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.

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Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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Remove the microSD card from its slot in the midframe.
  • Remove the microSD card from its slot in the midframe.

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Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment. Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment.
  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment.

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Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device. Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device.
  • Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device.

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Remove the nine 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
  • Remove the nine 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

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Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry. Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry.

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Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam. Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam. Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.

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Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the headphone jack between the midframe and the display assembly. Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone. Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the headphone jack between the midframe and the display assembly.

  • Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone.

  • Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.

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Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly.
  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector. Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera assembly cable connector. Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector. Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

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Disconnect the soft button cable connector with the flat end of a spudger. Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector. Disconnect the antenna cable connector.
  • Disconnect the soft button cable connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

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Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.
  • Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

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Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly. Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly.
  • Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly.

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Use a plastic opening tool to flip the release tab on the rear-facing camera cable ZIF connector. Only pry on the tab, not the connector itself.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to flip the release tab on the rear-facing camera cable ZIF connector.

  • Only pry on the tab, not the connector itself.

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Slide the tip of a spudger under the rear-facing camera cable to slide it out of the ZIF connector and free it from the light adhesive. Slide the tip of a spudger under the rear-facing camera cable to slide it out of the ZIF connector and free it from the light adhesive.
  • Slide the tip of a spudger under the rear-facing camera cable to slide it out of the ZIF connector and free it from the light adhesive.

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Remove the rear-facing camera.
  • Remove the rear-facing camera.

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Conclusion

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

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