Introduction

In this guide you will be able to replace the front/rear facing camera. Soldering background required.

Image 1/1: You may also use your finger nail if you do not have a plastic opening tool at hand.
  • Remove the back cover using a plastic opening tool. Insert it into each corner starting at the upper left of the back cover and pushing out.

  • You may also use your finger nail if you do not have a plastic opening tool at hand.

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Image 1/1: The battery snaps out of place and you can remove it using your fingers.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, push out the battery by inserting it into the small groove at the top left corner of the battery and pushing out.

  • The battery snaps out of place and you can remove it using your fingers.

  • When you are ready to insert a battery make sure the three copper teeth on the phone are aligned with the 3 copper dents on the battery.

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Image 1/1: You may also use your finger nail if you do not have a plastic opening tool at hand.
  • Remove the back cover using a plastic opening tool. Insert it into each corner starting at the upper left of the back cover and pushing out.

  • You may also use your finger nail if you do not have a plastic opening tool at hand.

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Image 1/1: The battery snaps out of place and you can remove it using your fingers.
  • Using your a plastic opening tool, push out the battery by inserting it into the small groove at the top left corner of the battery and pushing out.

  • The battery snaps out of place and you can remove it using your fingers.

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Image 1/2: When you are ready to re-insert the SIM card make sure the pink side facing up. Image 2/2: When you are ready to re-insert the SIM card make sure the pink side facing up.
  • Remove the SIM card by placing your index finger over it and sliding it out.

  • When you are ready to re-insert the SIM card make sure the pink side facing up.

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Image 1/1: Screw sizes are 1.42mm in width and 3.37mm in length.
  • Unscrew the phone casing using a small screw driver. Remove the four screws on each corner on the back of the phone.

  • Screw sizes are 1.42mm in width and 3.37mm in length.

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  • Remove front casing by sliding a plastic opening tool between the chrome layer and the top cover.

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Image 1/1: If your keypad buttons are sticky you can clean them in this step.
  • The buttons should come off with the front casing but sometimes they don't. If that is the case simply remove them using your fingers and place them with the front cover.

  • If your keypad buttons are sticky you can clean them in this step.

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  • Remove the back casing by taking the motherboard and back casing and pulling them apart.

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Image 1/1: Screw sizes are 1.15mm in width and 1.51mm in length.
  • Using a small phillips #00 screw driver remove the three screws on the clear cover.

  • Screw sizes are 1.15mm in width and 1.51mm in length.

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Image 1/2: The from camera is a circular piece at the top right side of the phone that is sticking out. Image 2/2: identify which camera you wish to replace, If it is still attached you must remove the headphone jack using the heat pen on your soldering station on top of the headphone jack until it becomes loose.
  • The back camera is a circular piece at the top center of the phone that is sticking out.

  • The from camera is a circular piece at the top right side of the phone that is sticking out.

  • identify which camera you wish to replace, If it is still attached you must remove the headphone jack using the heat pen on your soldering station on top of the headphone jack until it becomes loose.

  • Gently remove the camera using tweezers.

  • At this point you can solder the new camera.

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Conclusion

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

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