Introduction

If your camera has been damaged or not working properly, use this guide to replace your rear-facing camera.

Turn off the tablet before disassembly.
  • Turn off the tablet before disassembly.

  • Heat up an iOpener for 30 seconds and place on all four seams of the screen. A heat gun can be used as well.

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The glue is now melted, so using the metal spudger shown,  pry open all sides of the tablet. When prying open near the home and touch screen buttons, use a suction cup.
  • The glue is now melted, so using the metal spudger shown, pry open all sides of the tablet.

  • When prying open near the home and touch screen buttons, use a suction cup.

  • Do not stick the metal spudger past these buttons as this may damage your device.

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Carefully lift up the screen. There is a ribbon cable attached. Lifting the screen too quickly can damage the cable.
  • Carefully lift up the screen.

  • There is a ribbon cable attached. Lifting the screen too quickly can damage the cable.

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Remove the ribbon cable using the Metal Spudger. The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it. The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it.
  • Remove the ribbon cable using the Metal Spudger.

  • The ribbon may be taped underneath to the grey frame. Gently lift the ribbon to untape it.

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Remove all seventeen 3 mm screws using  a PH000 Phillips screwdriver. Remove all seventeen 3 mm screws using  a PH000 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove all seventeen 3 mm screws using a PH000 Phillips screwdriver.

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Lift the black frame using the two Metal Spudgers shown. On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal. On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal.
  • Lift the black frame using the two Metal Spudgers shown.

  • On the third picture, there is a Sim Card component that is connected to the frame and back cover. As you lift up the frame, it'll detach. This is normal.

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Once lifted, flip the grey frame over.
  • Once lifted, flip the grey frame over.

  • This component connects to the sim card.

  • Remember to click this component back into place when reassembling the tablet.

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This is where the rear-facing camera is located on the frame.
  • This is where the rear-facing camera is located on the frame.

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Using the Blunt ESD Tweezer, lift the tab of the ZIF connector. Using the Blunt ESD Tweezer, lift the tab of the ZIF connector.
  • Using the Blunt ESD Tweezer, lift the tab of the ZIF connector.

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Lift the ribbon cable out and away from the connector. Lifting the ribbon cable straight up could cause damage to the ZIFF connector. Lift the camera.
  • Lift the ribbon cable out and away from the connector.

  • Lifting the ribbon cable straight up could cause damage to the ZIFF connector.

  • Lift the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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