Introduction

The camera on this table is a simple device and has no moving parts. If the camera must be removed for servicing, the process to do so is fairly simple and does not involve de-soldering or soldering. Care must be taken, however, because the parts being handled are very small and made of plastic so are easy to break. Be patient, move slowly, do not apply large amounts of force when removing parts.

Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet
  • Locate screws at each corner on the side of the tablet

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With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws
  • With a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm x 1mm retaining screws

  • Store the screws in a plastic bag or other appropriate container.

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Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, disengage the securing tabs that are along the two long sides of the tablet, four on each side.

  • Slowly rotate up the side of the tablet opposite from the control buttons.

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Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half
  • Before fully separating the shell halves, observe if the speakers are separated from the shell half

  • If they are, the shell half can be fully separated from the front shell half

  • If the are still in their sockets, gently pry them loose with the plastic opening tool.

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Locate ribbon connector, make sure it is secure.
  • Locate ribbon connector, make sure it is secure.

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With a plastic opening tool, gently pry the camera body from its retaining socket
  • With a plastic opening tool, gently pry the camera body from its retaining socket

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Make sure the camera is unobstructed
  • Make sure the camera is unobstructed

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If there is still no picture, remove the securing tab on the ribbon connector by inserting the plastic opening tool between the tab on the ribbon cable connector body. Slowly twist the opening tool to loosen the tab.  Move the screwdriver to different parts of the tab to move it a little bit at a time. Once the tab is loose, remove it then slide the ribbon cable from its connector and remove the camera from the tablet
  • If there is still no picture, remove the securing tab on the ribbon connector by inserting the plastic opening tool between the tab on the ribbon cable connector body.

  • Slowly twist the opening tool to loosen the tab. Move the screwdriver to different parts of the tab to move it a little bit at a time.

  • Once the tab is loose, remove it then slide the ribbon cable from its connector and remove the camera from the tablet

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With a microfiber lens cleaning cloth, clean the camera lens
  • With a microfiber lens cleaning cloth, clean the camera lens

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To install a new camera, slide the ribbon cable back into its connector Reinstall the ribbon cable securing tab Note the indentation that goes along the edge of the securing tab.  It must be facing up to orient the tab correctly
  • To install a new camera, slide the ribbon cable back into its connector

  • Reinstall the ribbon cable securing tab

  • Note the indentation that goes along the edge of the securing tab. It must be facing up to orient the tab correctly

  • Install the camera in its retaining socket

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Conclusion

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

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