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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Front Camera Replacement

What you need

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Melt the adhesive on the screen by applying a blow dryer directly on the screen.

    • Your phone is hot, please do not touch it with your bare hand.

  2. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Wedge the metal spudger in between the screen and the frame to begin separating them.

    • It would be easier to separate the screen from the sealing adhesive on the frame if you with more than one metal spudger.

    • Your phone might no longer be watertight after you reassemble it.

  3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the metal spudger around the phone at least once.

    • It would be easier to slide your metal spudger if you apply the blow dryer to where you are currently sliding.

  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the screen up with your hands.

    • Please wash your hands thoroughly with hot water and soap after you finish.

  5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove a single screw.

  6. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
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    • Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover you just unscrewed.

  7. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to remove the other small plastic cover.

  8. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips head #000 to take out the eleven screws marked in the photo.

  9. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to disconnect the marked pieces from the motherboard.

  10. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to take out the middle button and its connection to the motherboard.

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    • Use a metal spudger to pull the mid frame and battery off of the motherboard.

  12. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to remove the battery from the midframe.

    • To install a new battery and adhesive, follow this guide.

  13. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement, Rear Camera: step 13, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use tweezers to disconnect the front camera from the battery.

    • The connector should unsnap similar to a lego piece.

  14. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement, Motherboard: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips 000 screwdriver to remove the screw covering the proximity sensor.

  15. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use tweezers to remove the proximity sensor.

    • Set this aside for now.

  16. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to disconnect the front mic and the two cables that have been marked in the photo.

  17. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Use your hands and a metal spudger to lift the motherboard out of the phone.

    • Be gentle, as there is still a connection on the underside of the motherboard.

    • Use a metal spudger to remove this connection.

  18. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active  Front Camera Replacement, Front Camera: step 18, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use tweezers to remove the connection between the motherboard and the front camera.

    • In order to do this, the motherboard must be flipped over from its original position.

Conclusion

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

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