Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the front-facing "selfie" camera on your Xiaomi Redmi Note.

  1. Make sure the Xiaomi Redmi Note is powered off before removing the battery.
    • Make sure the Xiaomi Redmi Note is powered off before removing the battery.

    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the charging port and the rear case.

    • Pry the end of the rear case up from the charging port.

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  2. Run the plastic opening tool along the seam on the side of the phone to remove the rear casing.
    • Run the plastic opening tool along the seam on the side of the phone to remove the rear casing.

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    • Locate the indentation at the bottom of the battery.

    • Place a finger in the indentation and lift up to remove the battery.

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    • Remove twelve 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws from the midframe.

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    • Insert a plastic opening into the seam between the midframe and the bottom frame of the phone.

    • Run the plastic opening tool along the seam.

    • Pry up the midframe with the plastic opening tool.

    • Once the midframe has been sufficiently lifted with the tool, place a hand underneath the edge to lift the entire component out of the frame.

    • There will be snapping sounds as the clips on the midframe disconnect from the phone.

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    • Use tweezers to lift the retaining flap of the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector to the upright position.

    • Use tweezers to pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF connector.

    • Remove the front-facing camera from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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