Introduction

If your camera is not working, you may need to replace it completely. Following this guide will allow you to do so.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the two 8mm Phillips Head screws located at the bottom of your device. Remove the two 8mm Phillips Head screws located at the bottom of your device.
  • Remove the two 8mm Phillips Head screws located at the bottom of your device.

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Insert the spudger between the two pieces of the case around the media ports and pry them apart. We found the best way to get the spudger inside  the case was to insert in into the SD card slot. Be sure to only insert the spudger a shallow amount and be careful not to damage any of the inside of the device. Finish unsnapping each plastic piece holding the device together along the bottom.
  • Insert the spudger between the two pieces of the case around the media ports and pry them apart.

  • We found the best way to get the spudger inside the case was to insert in into the SD card slot. Be sure to only insert the spudger a shallow amount and be careful not to damage any of the inside of the device.

  • Finish unsnapping each plastic piece holding the device together along the bottom.

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Move the spudger down the rest of the case, separating each side, and finally the top. Pull the back off and place it to the side. Without a back panel for protection, be sure place your device on the table screen-side down to avoid damaging the internal circuitry.
  • Move the spudger down the rest of the case, separating each side, and finally the top.

  • Pull the back off and place it to the side.

  • Without a back panel for protection, be sure place your device on the table screen-side down to avoid damaging the internal circuitry.

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Remove the adhesive padding. Remove the adhesive padding.
  • Remove the adhesive padding.

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Unclip the connector that attaches the camera to the motherboard. For more information on unclipping connectors see this How To Guide
  • Unclip the connector that attaches the camera to the motherboard.

  • For more information on unclipping connectors see this How To Guide

  • Do not pull on the camera until you're sure that it's unclipped, the gold connection will rip.

  • Gently pop the camera out of the connector and off the case.

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Conclusion

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

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