Introduction

This guide will help you disassemble your phone to the camera, and then it will teach you how to replace the camera.

The battery should be removed before working on the phone internals.

You will need a Torx T5 screwdriver, plastic opening tool, and a pincet for this operation.
  • You will need a Torx T5 screwdriver, plastic opening tool, and a pincet for this operation.

Find the little bracket on the bottom left of the phone (when looking at it upside down) and use the opening tool to pry off the back cover.
  • Find the little bracket on the bottom left of the phone (when looking at it upside down) and use the opening tool to pry off the back cover.

Remove the silicone cover by squeezing it with the tweezers, there is not much pressure needed.
  • Remove the silicone cover by squeezing it with the tweezers, there is not much pressure needed.

Using the Torx T5 screwdriver remove the four 4.74mm screws. Then remove the two 3.13mm screws Lastly remove 5.90mm screw.
  • Using the Torx T5 screwdriver remove the four 4.74mm screws.

  • Then remove the two 3.13mm screws

  • Lastly remove 5.90mm screw.

Using the tweezers remove the black plate at the bottom of the phone. First insert the tweezers tip at the intersection between the black plate and phone, then just pull the plate up. Repeat the same steps to remove the black plates located at the top left, and top right of the phone. Repeat the same steps to remove the black plates located at the top left, and top right of the phone.
  • Using the tweezers remove the black plate at the bottom of the phone. First insert the tweezers tip at the intersection between the black plate and phone, then just pull the plate up.

  • Repeat the same steps to remove the black plates located at the top left, and top right of the phone.

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After removing the top left black plate, you will find another 3.13mm screw. Just remove it by using the screwdriver.
  • After removing the top left black plate, you will find another 3.13mm screw. Just remove it by using the screwdriver.

Place the plastic opening tool in-between the black external case of the phone and the silver case, then move it along the edges of the phone to detach the plates.
  • Place the plastic opening tool in-between the black external case of the phone and the silver case, then move it along the edges of the phone to detach the plates.

Using the tweezers remove the clip located at the top of the phone. It should snap right off without too much pressure.
  • Using the tweezers remove the clip located at the top of the phone. It should snap right off without too much pressure.

Then remove the sticky pad located at the left of the phone using he tweezers.
  • Then remove the sticky pad located at the left of the phone using he tweezers.

Using the tweezers lift the plate out of the clamps, from left to right. Then remove the whole plate off the phone. The plate might be a little sticky due to the glue used when assembling the phone.
  • Using the tweezers lift the plate out of the clamps, from left to right.

  • Then remove the whole plate off the phone.

  • The plate might be a little sticky due to the glue used when assembling the phone.

Using the tweezers, slowly peel the white sticker off from the top right corner to the left bottom corner.
  • Using the tweezers, slowly peel the white sticker off from the top right corner to the left bottom corner.

Once the sticker is off, unclip the clip on the top left side(below the camera). Then slide out the wide orange cable below the clip. Then lift up the board carefully and remove the clip and cable on the back. Then lift up the board carefully and remove the clip and cable on the back.
  • Once the sticker is off, unclip the clip on the top left side(below the camera). Then slide out the wide orange cable below the clip.

  • Then lift up the board carefully and remove the clip and cable on the back.

Pop the camera out using your fingers, and then unclip it off the board using tweezers. Pop the camera out using your fingers, and then unclip it off the board using tweezers.
  • Pop the camera out using your fingers, and then unclip it off the board using tweezers.

Conclusion

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

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