Introduction

This guide demonstrates the proper way to remove the cameras in order to reconnect or replace them. This requires no soldering or screws.

Parts

No parts required.

Using the large plastic opening tool, start along a side of the device and apply light pressure in the seam between the top and bottom outer covers.
  • Using the large plastic opening tool, start along a side of the device and apply light pressure in the seam between the top and bottom outer covers.

  • Maneuver the smaller plastic opening tool at the spot of the large opening tool and slowly slide along the edge.

    • You should feel each plastic connections begin to loosen.

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Move tool around each connection, and continue around the device until all connections have been loosened.
  • Move tool around each connection, and continue around the device until all connections have been loosened.

    • The user risks damaging the connections if tool is slid to fast

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Once all connections have been loosened and using a soft surface, place the device onto its screen. Open the casing and lay as shown keeping the speaker wire loose, and the camera component is highlighted in red.
  • Once all connections have been loosened and using a soft surface, place the device onto its screen.

    • Open the casing and lay as shown keeping the speaker wire loose, and the camera component is highlighted in red.

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Using hook tweezers, gently separate the glued cameras away from the circuit board. Allow each camera to rest on circuit board while proceeding to the ZIF (zero insertion force) on the circuit board. Avoid touching camera lens with the tweezers.
  • Using hook tweezers, gently separate the glued cameras away from the circuit board.

    • Allow each camera to rest on circuit board while proceeding to the ZIF (zero insertion force) on the circuit board.

      • Avoid touching camera lens with the tweezers.

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Maneuver the hook tweezers to flip up the black hinged ZIF connector to disconnect camera module. After ZIF connector is flipped up, the camera module may be removed.
  • Maneuver the hook tweezers to flip up the black hinged ZIF connector to disconnect camera module.

  • After ZIF connector is flipped up, the camera module may be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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