Introduction

If your camera is taking blurry pictures, or otherwise not working properly, it may need to be replaced. This guide will demonstrate how to replace your tablet's front-facing camera.

Image 1/2: Slide the opening tool around the edges of the device to disconnect the back panel from the frame. Image 2/2: Slide the opening tool around the edges of the device to disconnect the back panel from the frame.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap between the device frame and the back panel on any side of the device.

  • Slide the opening tool around the edges of the device to disconnect the back panel from the frame.

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  • Carefully remove the back panel from the frame of the device.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the five 4 mm screws connecting the motherboard to the frame of the device.

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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the battery wire from the motherboard by pulling it away from the retainer flap. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the battery wire from the motherboard by pulling it away from the retainer flap. Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the battery wire from the motherboard by pulling it away from the retainer flap.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the battery wire from the motherboard by flipping-up the small retaining flap.

  • Use the tweezers to carefully remove the battery wire from the motherboard by pulling it away from the retainer flap.

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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the  wire from the motherboard by sliding it away from the retaining flap. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the  wire from the motherboard by sliding it away from the retaining flap. Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the  wire from the motherboard by sliding it away from the retaining flap.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unlock the wire on the narrow section of the motherboard by flipping-up the retaining flap.

  • Use the tweezers to carefully remove the wire from the motherboard by sliding it away from the retaining flap.

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  • Disconnect the wire near the bottom of the motherboard by placing the plastic opening tool under the edge of the connector to flip it up.

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  • Disconnect the wire near the top of the motherboard by placing the plastic opening tool under the edge of the connector to flip it up.

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Image 1/3: Several plastic tabs keep the motherboard in place, so you will have to apply some force. Image 2/3: Several plastic tabs keep the motherboard in place, so you will have to apply some force. Image 3/3: Several plastic tabs keep the motherboard in place, so you will have to apply some force.
  • Gently remove the motherboard from the frame of the device by grabbing the top and bottom ends and pulling it toward you.

  • Several plastic tabs keep the motherboard in place, so you will have to apply some force.

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Image 1/3: Locate the front-facing camera on the motherboard. Image 2/3: Locate the front-facing camera on the motherboard. Image 3/3: Locate the front-facing camera on the motherboard.
  • Flip the motherboard over to view the back side.

  • Locate the front-facing camera on the motherboard.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to unlock the front-facing camera wire from the motherboard by flipping-up the retainer flap.

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  • Use your fingers to grip the camera and carefully pull it out and away from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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