Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace your front camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The cover is unlocked when the switch is slid in the direction of the 'unlock' icon.
  • Make sure the lock switch for the back cover is unlocked.

    • The cover is unlocked when the switch is slid in the direction of the 'unlock' icon.

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Image 1/2: The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers. Image 2/2: The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.
  • Remove back cover by prying away from the Thrive.

    • The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.

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Image 1/1: The battery is unlocked when the switch is slid to the unlocked position.
  • To remove the battery, make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position.

    • The battery is unlocked when the switch is slid to the unlocked position.

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Image 1/3: While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. Image 2/3: While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. Image 3/3: While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.
  • Slide the battery switch release to the right.

    • While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.

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Image 1/2: All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up. Image 2/2: All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.
  • Start by using a screwdriver to remove the 12 screws holding on the back cover. The screws are 5mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

    • All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Image 2/3: Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Image 3/3: Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.
  • Start to gently pry the back of the device off, while leaving it loosely in place.

    • Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.

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  • Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown.

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  • Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other.

Can you add a picture of somebody opening the device?

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Image 1/2: Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws holding the LCD in place.  These screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws holding the LCD in place.  These screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Separate the two halves of your Thrive

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws holding the LCD in place. These screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

Pictures suddenly get blue here. You could use substitutes, redo these, or fix them with a photo editor.

Dan Brown - Reply

Well I separated the halves but I don't know how to reconnect it. I don't really know how i got it separated.

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  • With a spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the camera to the motherboard.

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  • Lift up the LCD from the screen and place it on the side

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Image 1/2: Lift up the camera from the screen. Image 2/2: Lift up the camera from the screen.
  • Remove the one screw holding the camera in place. The screw is 3mm in length and requires a PH0 screwdriver.

  • Lift up the camera from the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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