Introduction

Are you photos looking strange? Is the camera on the back panel scratched or cracked? Replacing the back panel camera should fix the problem.

Image 1/1: Removing the screen may be difficult due to strong adhesives.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in an electric shock. Be sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

  • Removing the screen may be difficult due to strong adhesives.

  • Apply heat to all the seams of the device using an iFixit iOpener or heat gun in order to loosen the adhesive around the edges of the screen.

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Image 1/2: Place the small suction cup on the screen near the corner that the plastic opening tool is placed. Image 2/2: Lift the small suction cup up while pushing down with the plastic opening tool to remove screen (you may need to have someone else hold the device down for proper leverage).
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap on the side of the tablet, near a corner where you want to start removing the screen.

  • Place the small suction cup on the screen near the corner that the plastic opening tool is placed.

  • Lift the small suction cup up while pushing down with the plastic opening tool to remove screen (you may need to have someone else hold the device down for proper leverage).

  • A ribbon cable is attached to the back of the screen. Avoid lifting or moving the screen more than 3-4 inches before disconnecting the ribbon cable or you could damage the device.

The lower portion of the screen is glued to the body. The screen is unable to be completely removed.

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Image 1/1: Use the tweezers to carefully remove the silver tape.
  • A piece of silver tape is placed over the gold ribbon cable connecting the screen to the tablet.

  • Use the tweezers to carefully remove the silver tape.

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  • With the plastic opening tool gently lift to disconnect the gold ribbon cable that attaches the screen to the base tablet.

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  • Remove the nineteen 3mm Phillips #1 screws.

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Image 1/2: Even though the device separates along the outside edge, using the inside edge (as pictured) may help with leverage. Image 2/2: Even though the device separates along the outside edge, using the inside edge (as pictured) may help with leverage.
  • Pry open the next layer of the device using the plastic opening tool.

  • Even though the device separates along the outside edge, using the inside edge (as pictured) may help with leverage.

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  • Remove strip of green tape covering the camera connector with the tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Pull the ribbon cable straight out with tweezers.
  • Use tweezers to lift the tab on the ZIF connector holding the ribbon cable in place.

  • Pull the ribbon cable straight out with tweezers.

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  • Remove rear camera.

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Conclusion

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

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