Introduction

If the device has been dropped or damaged, it is likely that the rear-facing camera may become cracked or scratched. This guide will show you how to replace the rear-facing camera.

Place the plastic opening tool between the face of the display and  rim of the back cover of the device.
  • Place the plastic opening tool between the face of the display and rim of the back cover of the device.

  • Move the plastic opening tool in a downward motion until you see separation between the tablet and back cover.

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By sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim of the device, carefully continue to pry apart the screen and back cover.
  • By sliding the plastic opening tool around the rim of the device, carefully continue to pry apart the screen and back cover.

  • Try to separate evenly on all sides until the screen detaches from the device backing completely.

  • If this is the first time removing the back cover, it will be rather difficult to separate it from the tablet.

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  • Remove the back cover after the entire rim is disconnected.

I did some diy fixing because my tab-s came having issues. All battery connection related. Easy fix about 10 minutes but now the back cover won't sit flush and there's a large gap…idk what to do now it's infuriating there no broken tabs or connections

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  • Gently pry the camera connector away from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool or your fingers.

  • Lift the rear-facing camera module up and away from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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