Introduction

How to remove & replace the phone's back camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Using your thumb, slide the back panel away from the camera to expose the battery.
  • Orient the phone with the screen facing down.

  • Using your thumb, slide the back panel away from the camera to expose the battery.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free. Image 2/2: Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free.
  • Grip the battery on its sides, opposite the direction of the white arrow.

  • Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: The screws should be 3.5 mm in length.
  • Remove the 6 outer screws.

    • The screws should be 3.5 mm in length.

  • Put the screws in a safe place as they are very small and easy to lose.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: It may help to slide the touchscreen upwards when removing the back panel.
  • Snap off back the cover by gently prying around the top and bottom edges with a flat head screwdriver.

    • It may help to slide the touchscreen upwards when removing the back panel.

  • The side buttons will become loose and are prone to fall out, so put these in a safe place.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: You can remove the wire by gently prying up the gold terminator that is attached to the green circuit board. A gentle tug is all it will take.
  • To free the circuit board, remove the black wire that is holding it down.

    • You can remove the wire by gently prying up the gold terminator that is attached to the green circuit board. A gentle tug is all it will take.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • The circuit board will still be held on by a blue and black ribbon that is removed by gently pulling it upwards.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The bottom of the camera will have a gold ribbon coming out of it which attaches to the circuit board. Image 2/2: Pull upwards on the blue rectangle where the gold ribbon ends. This will remove the camera from the circuit board.
  • Turn the circuit board over.

  • The bottom of the camera will have a gold ribbon coming out of it which attaches to the circuit board.

  • Pull upwards on the blue rectangle where the gold ribbon ends. This will remove the camera from the circuit board.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Saul Villatoro

Member since: 04/25/2011

255 Reputation

7 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 8-10, Regan Spring 2011 Member of Cal Poly, Team 8-10, Regan Spring 2011

CPSU-REGAN-S11S8G10

4 Members

11 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 1,468