Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to remove and replace your rear facing camera on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. A broken rear camera makes for difficult taking pictures of beautiful landscapes or family gatherings. There are a couple of prerequisites to get out of the way first!

Place the bottom of the tablet towards you. Remove the two 4.1 mm screws near the charge port with a Tri-Wing screwdriver.
  • Place the bottom of the tablet towards you.

  • Remove the two 4.1 mm screws near the charge port with a Tri-Wing screwdriver.

Access denied! The screws near the port are covered by buttons. I wedged a pointed screw and hammered "gently" until they popped out. Problem solved!

Daniella - Reply

My model doesn't have any screws!

Barry - Reply

What can I do if my model DOESN'T HAVE ANY SCREWS? It has a loose LCD cable so SOME of my colours are all mixed up. This is really frustrating so please help

Janine Coetzee - Reply

I have SG Tab Pro 10.1

There are no screws..... now what?

iloveto travel - Reply

Great instructions! Easy to follow.

skritzberger - Reply

My model has no screws.

Faith Odutola - Reply

My model has no screws and doesn't look like the one pictured here. It's a model SM-T580.

Elsa Kramer - Reply

Be careful removing the two screw plugs by the 30 pin connector. They are easy to scratch. I couldn’t get the plugs out with my tool kit and finally removed them with the point of an exacto knife.

Behind the two plugs are sticky pads that will need to be handled carefully and saved for reassembly.

If you order a tool kit online, be sure it has a Y1 tri-wing screwdriver. The one in my kit was not Y1 and would not remove the screws.

I had to order a new screwdriver.

George Tomlinson - Reply

I don't see any screws I have a galaxy tab 4

Tammylynn Gmarter - Reply

Start in the middle of the left side and insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the front panel assembly. Carefully run the plastic opening tool along the left and top edge to pry the rear panel away from the rest of the device. Place opening picks along the side you have already pried open to keep the back panel detached from the rest of the device.
  • Start in the middle of the left side and insert a plastic opening tool between the rear panel and the front panel assembly.

  • Carefully run the plastic opening tool along the left and top edge to pry the rear panel away from the rest of the device.

  • Place opening picks along the side you have already pried open to keep the back panel detached from the rest of the device.

  • Be sure to work carefully, as prying too firmly can crack the screen.

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Using the plastic opening tools, continue to carefully run along the right and bottom edge, and then lift the screen from the back panel. Using the plastic opening tools, continue to carefully run along the right and bottom edge, and then lift the screen from the back panel. Using the plastic opening tools, continue to carefully run along the right and bottom edge, and then lift the screen from the back panel.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, continue to carefully run along the right and bottom edge, and then lift the screen from the back panel.

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Flip up the retaining flaps on the ZIF connectors that secure the three large ribbon cables. Carefully pull the three ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard. Carefully pull the three ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard.
  • Flip up the retaining flaps on the ZIF connectors that secure the three large ribbon cables.

  • Carefully pull the three ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard.

Looking at the ZIF connectors in step 4....mine isn't charging. I suspect the problem lies in the jack for the USB/power cable. Would I be correct in thinking it's a matter of following to this point, then replacing the internal cable?

gzapiec - Reply

I took the cable all the way off and can't get on what to

Tammylynn Gmarter - Reply

Remove the ten 3 mm Phillips #00 screws surrounding the battery. Remove the ten 3 mm Phillips #00 screws surrounding the battery.
  • Remove the ten 3 mm Phillips #00 screws surrounding the battery.

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Lift the edge of the battery up with your finger or a spudger. Detach the battery by holding the motherboard down while gently lifting the battery up. Detach the battery by holding the motherboard down while gently lifting the battery up.
  • Lift the edge of the battery up with your finger or a spudger.

  • Detach the battery by holding the motherboard down while gently lifting the battery up.

Very simple, clever and effective presentation of opening rear cover.Thanks very much for simplicity. The way presented is user friendly.

Video presentation is mostly in dark ambient, it is useless. Once moore thank you very much.

Ljubo Baricevic - Reply

The battery connector lifts up, not back. A plastic tool lifting under the five wires from the battery right at the base of the connector helps.

petermui - Reply

then what where do you buy a battery

Janie montemayor - Reply

ok after its all apart where do i buy the battery

Janie montemayor - Reply

@janiemontemayor Sorry about that—the link for the replacement battery was out of date. It's fixed now! Try the link at the top of this guide.

Jeff Suovanen -

Use the spudger to pry up on the white connection of the rear camera wire. Use the spudger to pry up on the white connection of the rear camera wire.
  • Use the spudger to pry up on the white connection of the rear camera wire.

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Grab the white connection with your fingers and lift it up from its slot.
  • Grab the white connection with your fingers and lift it up from its slot.

  • We have removed the motherboard in these pictures to make it easier to see, but it is not necessary to complete this step.

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Conclusion

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

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