Introduction

Use this guide to replace your Samsung SGH A707 phone's camera.

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  • Press on the markings on the cover and pull it down to reveal the battery.

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  • Use your fingers to pull the battery out of its position. You may also flip the phone and the battery will fall out.

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  • Here is the phone without the battery.

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  • Unscrew the six screws on the back of the phone using the Phillips #0 screw driver.

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  • Use the prying tool the pry off the phone's plastic frame.

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  • Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector.

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  • Use the prying tool to disconnect the small connector.

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  • Gently pull off the circuit board.

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  • Here is the phone without the logic board.

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  • Hold the phone and gently separate the circuit board that holds the dome switches and the front face of the phone, revealing the rubber keyboard.

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  • Here is the phone without the dome switch circuit board.

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  • Here is the phone and the rubber keyboard.

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  • Here is the rubber keyboard and the dome switch circuit board. A quick inspection of these elements can reveal keypad malfunctions. Look for dirt or debris that do not belong there.

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Image 1/2: Place the screws in a safe place. Image 2/2: Use the prying tool to gently pry the screen off, by slowly moving the prying tool around the entire edge of the screen (roughly highlighted with a red rectangle). You must be very gentle, otherwise the screen will crack.
  • Use the Phillips #0 screw driver to remove the two screws.

  • Place the screws in a safe place.

  • Use the prying tool to gently pry the screen off, by slowly moving the prying tool around the entire edge of the screen (roughly highlighted with a red rectangle). You must be very gentle, otherwise the screen will crack.

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Image 1/1: We also have access to the speakers.
  • Now we have access to the camera.

  • We also have access to the speakers.

  • Disconnect the flat cable to separate the two pieces.

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  • Samsung SGH A707

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Image 1/1: Use a screw driver to press a latch in along the axis of the hinge and simultaneously pull the pieces apart.
  • Separate the two flaps to make handling easier.

  • Use a screw driver to press a latch in along the axis of the hinge and simultaneously pull the pieces apart.

  • Gently pull the flat cable through the hinge.

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Image 1/1: Use the prying tool to remove the camera. It is secured in place by glue, so some force is needed.
  • Disconnect the flat cable for the camera from the circuit board.

  • Use the prying tool to remove the camera. It is secured in place by glue, so some force is needed.

  • Be careful not to slip the tool onto your hand as you apply force.

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  • Here is the camera removed from the rest of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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