Introduction

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

Image 1/3: Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips. Image 2/3: Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips. Image 3/3: Now slide the pry tool around the  tablet to release the plastic locking clips.
  • Starting from any corner of the tablet, carefully insert the plastic pry tool into the gap between the chrome frame and black back panel.

  • Now slide the pry tool around the tablet to release the plastic locking clips.

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Image 1/1: At this point, you will be able to complete any component replacements necessary.
  • Carefully separate the rear case from the front panel assembly .

  • At this point, you will be able to complete any component replacements necessary.

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Image 1/1: These connections can be removed using tweezers.
  • To begin the replacement of the motherboard, identify the wire strip connections that must be removed.

  • These connections can be removed using tweezers.

  • These chip connections can be released using the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors. Image 2/2: Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors.
  • Do not bend the wire strips at the tips as they may become permanently deformed.

  • Using the bent tweezers, carefully grasp wire strips and pull away from the connectors.

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  • For the chip connections, simply use the plastic opening tool to gently pry and separate the connection.

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Image 1/3: And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey" Image 2/3: And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey" Image 3/3: And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey"
  • Now you will need your phillips head screwdriver to remove the remaining 5 x 1.2 mm PH000 screws.

  • And don't forget "righty tighty, lefty loosey"

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Image 1/2: Gently grab both ends of the motherboard and rotate it towards you. It should release easily from the case. Image 2/2: Now you've successfully removed the motherboard!
  • The final step of removing the motherboard should be done with extreme care as to not damage the board itself.

  • Gently grab both ends of the motherboard and rotate it towards you. It should release easily from the case.

  • Now you've successfully removed the motherboard!

Use caution taking the board out as it does have some tabs that may hold it in place

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Image 1/3: This can be done for either camera on the tablet. Image 2/3: This can be done for either camera on the tablet. Image 3/3: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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