Introduction

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

  1. 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.

  2. The glue is now melted, so using the metal spudger shown,  pry open all sides of the tablet.
    • 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.

    • Carefully lift up the screen.

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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