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.

Image 1/1: Maneuver the smaller plastic opening tool at the spot of the large opening tool and slowly slide along the edge.
  • 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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Image 1/1: '''The user risks damaging the connections if tool is slid to fast'''
  • 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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Image 1/2: ''Open the casing and lay as shown keeping the speaker wire loose, and the camera component is highlighted in red. '' Image 2/2: ''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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Image 1/3: ''Allow each camera to rest on circuit board while proceeding to the ZIF (zero insertion force) on the circuit board.'' Image 2/3: Avoid touching camera lens with the tweezers. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: After ZIF connector is flipped up, the camera module may be removed. Image 2/2: 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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