Introduction

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

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Locate the indentation at the bottom of the battery.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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