Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to replace the front camera.

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

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Remove the battery, Remove the battery,
  • Remove the battery,

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With a small phillips-head screw driver, remove the six screws holding the back panel in place.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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Using tweezers, gently lift connectors from motherboard. A connector will be on the upper left
  • 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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Use the tweezers to carefully remove the 2 adhesive orange ribbons. These stay attached to the motherboard so be careful not to break them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift the motherboard upwards separating it from your screen.

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Hold motherboard so that the circuits face away from you
  • 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.
  • Flip the motherboard over so that the circuits are now facing your direction.

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