Introduction

The camera on a phone can break from water damage, physical force, faulty wiring to the camera, or the camera could have faulty manufacturing. Whatever the reason may be, this guide will walk you through how to replace your camera and back to taking selfies in no time.

Open the flaps and remove the back cover using the plastic opening device. Open the flaps and remove the back cover using the plastic opening device. Open the flaps and remove the back cover using the plastic opening device.
  • Open the flaps and remove the back cover using the plastic opening device.

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Remove the battery shield with the plastic opening device. Remove the battery shield with the plastic opening device.
  • Remove the battery shield with the plastic opening device.

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Remove the battery. Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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Unscrew the 5mm screws with the T5 head.
  • Unscrew the 5mm screws with the T5 head.

  • Unscrew the 6mm screw with the T6 head.

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Remove the black cover with the plastic opening tool. Remove the headphone jack from its slot.
  • Remove the black cover with the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the headphone jack from its slot.

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Unplug the plug from the motherboard. Unplug the plug from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the plug from the motherboard.

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Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry up on the edges of the motherboard, opposite of the jacks.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry up on the edges of the motherboard, opposite of the jacks.

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Carefully pry up on the tab holding down the display ribbon cable and remove the ribbon cable. Carefully pry up on the tab holding down the display ribbon cable and remove the ribbon cable.
  • Carefully pry up on the tab holding down the display ribbon cable and remove the ribbon cable.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable away from the motherboard. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable away from the motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the ribbon cable away from the motherboard.

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Pull the camera out through the front of the motherboard. Pull the camera out through the front of the motherboard.
  • Pull the camera out through the front of the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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