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Introduction

The front and rear facing cameras are both right next to each other and require the same tools and process for removal.

  1. Starting at any corner, insert the pry tool between the chrome screen frame and black phone housing. Slide the pry tool around the tablet while applying force to pry the screen away from the phone housing.
    • Starting at any corner, insert the pry tool between the chrome screen frame and black phone housing.

    • Slide the pry tool around the tablet while applying force to pry the screen away from the phone housing.

  2. Carefully separate the rear housing from the front panel assembly.
    • Carefully separate the rear housing from the front panel assembly.

  3. Using the bent tweezers, carefully pull the flat cables away from the connectors. Do not bend the flat cables at the tips as they may become permanently deformed. Do not bend the flat cables at the tips as they may become permanently deformed.
    • Using the bent tweezers, carefully pull the flat cables away from the connectors.

    • Do not bend the flat cables at the tips as they may become permanently deformed.

  4. Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the chip connections away from the motherboard. Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the chip connections away from the motherboard. Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the chip connections away from the motherboard.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the chip connections away from the motherboard.

  5. Use the Phillips 000 screwdriver to remove the remaining five 1.2 mm screws. Use the Phillips 000 screwdriver to remove the remaining five 1.2 mm screws.
    • Use the Phillips 000 screwdriver to remove the remaining five 1.2 mm screws.

  6. Use extreme care while removing the motherboard to avoid damaging the component. Remove the motherboard by rotating it away from the rest of the phone as shown in the first photo.
    • Use extreme care while removing the motherboard to avoid damaging the component.

    • Remove the motherboard by rotating it away from the rest of the phone as shown in the first photo.

  7. With the tweezers grab the base of the wire harness and slide it outward in the direction shown. This can be done for either camera on the tablet. This can be done for either camera on the tablet.
    • With the tweezers grab the base of the wire harness and slide it outward in the direction shown.

    • This can be done for either camera on the tablet.

Conclusion

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

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My camera on the Tab 4 is fine, but the len on the back is scratched. Can I get a replacement for the lens? If so where can I purchase this and is it comparable with other Tabs or Cells lens. I am not looking for a camera, Im look for the glass that protects the said camera.

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