1. Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).

  2. Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.
    • Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.

  3. Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.
    • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.

  4. Using your hands, remove the back cover.
    • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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  6. Locate the motherboard and 5 connectors on it. Pry up and detach the connector from the motherboard using the flat edge of the spudger. Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors.
    • Locate the motherboard and 5 connectors on it.

    • Pry up and detach the connector from the motherboard using the flat edge of the spudger.

    • Repeat for the 4 remaining connectors.

  7. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 3 screws  (1mm)  that are located near: Camera Power and volume buttons
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 3 screws (1mm) that are located near:

    • Camera

    • Power and volume buttons

    • Tilt sensor

  8. Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard. Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard. Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard.
    • Using the flat edge of the spudger, pry and lift up the motherboard.

  9. Pull away the motherboard from the housing. Pull away the motherboard from the housing.
    • Pull away the motherboard from the housing.

  10. After removing motherboard from device, flip motherboard over.
    • After removing motherboard from device, flip motherboard over.

  11. Camera is located in the center of motherboard.
    • Camera is located in the center of motherboard.

  12. Using flat side of Spudger, lift orange tab connecting the flex ribbon of the camera to the motherboard. Using flat side of Spudger, lift orange tab connecting the flex ribbon of the camera to the motherboard. Using flat side of Spudger, lift orange tab connecting the flex ribbon of the camera to the motherboard.
    • Using flat side of Spudger, lift orange tab connecting the flex ribbon of the camera to the motherboard.

  13. Remove the camera from the motherboard. Remove the camera from the motherboard.
    • Remove the camera from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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