Introduction

The Toshiba Encore Mini is equipped with a built-in front-facing camera and a built-in rear-facing camera. Before replacing either camera, we recommend you back-up any photos (or other data) to an external storage device. Also, you will need a good place to keep track of five very small screws, as you will need them for reassembly.

Image 1/2: Using the flat end of the spudger, gently pry open the back case from the rest of the device. Image 2/2: It may be easier to start along one of the long edges and carefully work your way toward the corner, then along the short edge.
  • To replace the battery, the rear cover must first be removed.

  • Using the flat end of the spudger, gently pry open the back case from the rest of the device.

  • It may be easier to start along one of the long edges and carefully work your way toward the corner, then along the short edge.

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  • Remove the rear cover and set it aside.

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  • Carefully remove the electrical tape that holds the battery in place.

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  • Using needle-nose tweezers, gently push the large white wire connector (connected to the black, red and blue wires) out of its housing.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to pull on the connecting wires.
  • Gently lift the battery out of the device.

  • Be careful not to pull on the connecting wires.

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Image 1/3: Using needle-nose tweezers, carefully push the small white wire connector (red/black wires) out of its housing. Image 2/3: Gently remove red/black  wire strands from the clips holding them to the back of the screen. Image 3/3: Gently remove red/black  wire strands from the clips holding them to the back of the screen.
  • The audio module must be removed to replace the front-facing camera.

  • Using needle-nose tweezers, carefully push the small white wire connector (red/black wires) out of its housing.

  • Gently remove red/black wire strands from the clips holding them to the back of the screen.

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Image 1/2: '''Adhesive on the bottom of the speaker module may make it difficult to remove.''' Image 2/2: Set the audio module and attached wire aside.
  • Gently pry audio module from the back of the screen using tweezers and spudger. Be careful not to pull on the wires.

  • Adhesive on the bottom of the speaker module may make it difficult to remove.

  • Set the audio module and attached wire aside.

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Image 1/3: With the tweezers, '''carefully''' pull the small ribbon out of its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end. Image 2/3: With the tweezers, '''carefully''' pull the small ribbon out of its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end. Image 3/3: With the tweezers, '''carefully''' pull the small ribbon out of its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end.
  • Using needle-nose tweezers, carefully flip up the dark gray cover on the right of the device holding the small orange ribbon in place. (It is approximately 1/4" wide.)

  • With the tweezers, carefully pull the small ribbon out of its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull the black tape off the ribbon housing and set it aside. You will need to replace the tape when reassembling the device. Image 2/2: Carefully pull the black tape off the ribbon housing and set it aside. You will need to replace the tape when reassembling the device.
  • A wide orange/gold ribbon connects the screen to the motherboard. (Ribbon is approximately 1" wide.)

  • Carefully pull the black tape off the ribbon housing and set it aside. You will need to replace the tape when reassembling the device.

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Image 1/3: Using needle-nose tweezers, '''carefully''' flip up the dark gray cover. Image 2/3: With the tweezers, '''carefully''' pull the wide ribbon from its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end. Image 3/3: With the tweezers, '''carefully''' pull the wide ribbon from its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end.
  • Damaging this ribbon will permanently disable your device!

  • Using needle-nose tweezers, carefully flip up the dark gray cover.

  • With the tweezers, carefully pull the wide ribbon from its housing. It will stay attached to the device at the other end.

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Image 1/3: Remove ''four'' 4.2 mm Phillips screws. Image 2/3: Remove ''one'' 3mm Phillips screw. Image 3/3: Remove ''one'' 3mm Phillips screw.
  • Using a Phillips 000 screwdriver, remove the screws holding components together.

  • Remove four 4.2 mm Phillips screws.

  • Remove one 3mm Phillips screw.

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Image 1/2: The motherboard may resist as you try to lift it --this is normal. Image 2/2: The motherboard may resist as you try to lift it --this is normal.
  • Holding the motherboard carefully by the edges, gently lift it up off the screen and carefully set it aside.

  • The motherboard may resist as you try to lift it --this is normal.

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Image 1/2: If camera has not already "popped" off the motherboard, use needle-nose tweezers to gently grasp the camera and remove from motherboard. Image 2/2: If camera has not already "popped" off the motherboard, use needle-nose tweezers to gently grasp the camera and remove from motherboard.
  • The front-facing camera may dislodge freely when removing the motherboard.

  • If camera has not already "popped" off the motherboard, use needle-nose tweezers to gently grasp the camera and remove from motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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