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  1. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Press on the markings on the cover and pull it down to reveal the battery.

  2. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use your fingers to pull the battery out of its position. You may also flip the phone and the battery will fall out.

  3. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Here is the phone without the battery.

  4. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Logic Board: step 4, image 1 of 2 Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Logic Board: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the six screws on the back of the phone using the Phillips #0 screw driver.

  5. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the prying tool the pry off the phone's plastic frame.

  6. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use the prying tool to disconnect the rectangular connector.

  7. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use the prying tool to disconnect the small connector.

  8. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull off the circuit board.

  9. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Here is the phone without the logic board.

  10. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Keypad: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  11. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Here is the phone without the dome switch circuit board.

  12. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Here is the phone and the rubber keyboard.

  13. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  14. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Front Pane: step 14, image 1 of 2 Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Front Pane: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  15. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Now we have access to the camera.

    • We also have access to the speakers.

    • Disconnect the flat cable to separate the two pieces.

  16. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
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  17. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement, Camera: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  18. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  19. Samsung SGH A707 Camera Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • 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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