Introduction

This guide will show you how to access and replace the circuit board in the phone's body, which contains both the screen and camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: A Phillips PH000 screw head and screwdriver are the only required tools for this guide. Image 2/2: Make sure to use the correct screwdriver head in order to avoid damaging screw heads.
  • Gather all the materials required prior to the teardown.

  • A Phillips PH000 screw head and screwdriver are the only required tools for this guide.

  • Make sure to use the correct screwdriver head in order to avoid damaging screw heads.

  • Avoid over tightening the screws to avoid damaging them.

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  • Remove the battery from the back of the device.

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  • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the six visible screw drivers on the back of the phone.

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  • Remove the silver side buttons and set them aside.

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  • Gently lift up the connector at the bottom left of the phone as shown in the picture.

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Image 1/2: Gently unplug the connector by prying on the corner with a finger. Image 2/2: Gently unplug the connector by prying on the corner with a finger.
  • Flip the circuit board up to unveil an orange connector near bottom of it.

  • Gently unplug the connector by prying on the corner with a finger.

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  • Lift up the tan circuit board holder to separate it from the device.

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Image 1/2: There are two more screws a little bit below them that need to be unscrewed as well. Image 2/2: There are two more screws a little bit below them that need to be unscrewed as well.
  • Peel off the black strip below the product sticker, unveiling two screws and unscrew them.

  • There are two more screws a little bit below them that need to be unscrewed as well.

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Image 1/2: Separate the blue plastic panel from the phone which should already be trying to come off. Image 2/2: Slide the connector gently through the rectangle gap in order to avoid damage.
  • Make sure the phone is closed. If not slide it closed now.

  • Separate the blue plastic panel from the phone which should already be trying to come off.

  • Slide the connector gently through the rectangle gap in order to avoid damage.

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Image 1/2: Separate the panel unveiling the circuits and camera. Image 2/2: Separate the panel unveiling the circuits and camera.
  • Remove the six visible screws from the outer edge of the device.

  • Separate the panel unveiling the circuits and camera.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift up the tan flap away from the camera (where the orange connector goes to) which should disconnect the wire. Image 2/3: Pry up on the camera to dislodge it. (May take a bit of force) Image 3/3: Replace the faulty camera with a new one.
  • At the top right is the camera according to the image.

  • Gently lift up the tan flap away from the camera (where the orange connector goes to) which should disconnect the wire.

  • Pry up on the camera to dislodge it. (May take a bit of force)

  • Replace the faulty camera with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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