Introduction

You can replace the rear camera on your Galaxy SIII Mini VE using these steps.

  1. Flip your phone so you are facing the back. Locate the notch at the top and gently use your finger or an opening tool to remove the rear casing. Locate the notch at the top and gently use your finger or an opening tool to remove the rear casing.
    • Flip your phone so you are facing the back.

    • Locate the notch at the top and gently use your finger or an opening tool to remove the rear casing.

  2. Use your finger or an opening tool to pry the battery out of the phone. Use your finger or an opening tool to pry the battery out of the phone.
    • Use your finger or an opening tool to pry the battery out of the phone.

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  4. Use the Phillips #000 Screwdriver to remove the 10, 4mm screws holding the plastic frame in place.
    • Use the Phillips #000 Screwdriver to remove the 10, 4mm screws holding the plastic frame in place.

  5. Using an opening tool, gently separate the plastic framing from the phone. Using an opening tool, gently separate the plastic framing from the phone.
    • Using an opening tool, gently separate the plastic framing from the phone.

  6. Unhook the two electrical connections at the bottom of the phone using your fingernail or a spudger. Next, use the spudger and tweezers to remove the speaker at the top of the phone. Once the 3 components have detached, the circuit board should release from the phone except for 1 connection on the underside.
    • Unhook the two electrical connections at the bottom of the phone using your fingernail or a spudger.

    • Next, use the spudger and tweezers to remove the speaker at the top of the phone.

    • Once the 3 components have detached, the circuit board should release from the phone except for 1 connection on the underside.

    • Detach this connection using the spudger.

  7. Flip the holding tab to the open position. Gently, separate the rear camera and the motherboard. Gently, separate the rear camera and the motherboard.
    • Flip the holding tab to the open position.

    • Gently, separate the rear camera and the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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