Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to replace the front camera.

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  • Looking at the back of your phone, use your finger to remove back cover.

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  • Remove the battery,

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  • With a small phillips-head screw driver, remove the six screws holding the back panel in place.

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  • Use the pry tool to pry the back panel from the rest of the phone. Pry from the edge closest to the screen for simplicity.

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Image 1/2: A connector will be on the upper left Image 2/2: The second connector is located towards the top of the phone. Above the camera. It comes off with ease.
  • Using tweezers, gently lift connectors from motherboard.

  • A connector will be on the upper left

  • The second connector is located towards the top of the phone. Above the camera. It comes off with ease.

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Image 1/2: These stay attached to the motherboard so be careful not to break them. Image 2/2: They are on the side of the phone.
  • Use the tweezers to carefully remove the 2 adhesive orange ribbons.

  • These stay attached to the motherboard so be careful not to break them.

  • They are on the side of the phone.

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  • Use a philips-head screwdriver to remove the single screw on the bottom of the phone. Located to the right of the charging port.

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  • Lift the motherboard upwards separating it from your screen.

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Image 1/1: Pop off the two black tabs on the upper most part of the motherboard.
  • Hold motherboard so that the circuits face away from you

  • Pop off the two black tabs on the upper most part of the motherboard.

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  • Flip the motherboard over so that the circuits are now facing your direction.

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  • Lift and remove the connecting tab

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  • Gently take the front camera with two fingers and pull upwards. A wiggle may help.

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Conclusion

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

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