Introduction

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

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

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

Here is the phone without the battery.
  • Here is the phone without the battery.

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

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

Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector. Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector. Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector.
  • Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector.

Use the prying tool to disconnect the small connector.
  • Use the prying tool to disconnect the small connector.

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Gently pull off the circuit board.
  • Gently pull off the circuit board.

Here is the phone without the logic board.
  • Here is the phone without the logic board.

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.
  • 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.

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

Here is the phone and the rubber keyboard. Here is the phone and the rubber keyboard.
  • Here is the phone and the rubber keyboard.

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.
  • 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.

Use the Phillips #0 screw driver to remove the two screws. Place the screws in a safe place.
  • 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.

Now we have access to the camera.
  • Now we have access to the camera.

  • We also have access to the speakers.

  • Disconnect the flat cable to separate the two pieces.

Samsung SGH A707
  • Samsung SGH A707

Separate the two flaps to make handling easier.
  • 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.

Disconnect the flat cable for the camera from the circuit board.
  • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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