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In this guide, we will show you how to replace the rear-facing camera. Before you start, make sure your device is powered off.

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  1. Heat the edges of the screen with a heat gun on the lowest setting by using sweeping motions from about 8-10 inches away. Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.
    • Heat the edges of the screen with a heat gun on the lowest setting by using sweeping motions from about 8-10 inches away.

    • Make sure you use sweeping motions with the heat gun, instead of hovering over one area.

  2. After 1-2 minutes, use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen loose. Start at the top right corner and gently pry the screen from the device.
    • After 1-2 minutes, use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen loose. Start at the top right corner and gently pry the screen from the device.

    • Be careful not to bend the screen by pushing it too far from the rest of the device.

  3. Slide a plastic opening tool and spudger along the underside of the screen using enough force to peel the screen and the adhesive strip from the other half of the device. Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device. Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.
    • Slide a plastic opening tool and spudger along the underside of the screen using enough force to peel the screen and the adhesive strip from the other half of the device.

    • Be mindful of the orange cable connecting the screen to the mid-bottom of the device.

  4. To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen. To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen. To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.
    • To remove the screen from the device, use tweezers to gently pull the orange cable from its connection to the screen.

  5. Pop the camera out of the rear-facing camera casing by carefully pulling the orange cable with the tweezers. Pop the camera out of the rear-facing camera casing by carefully pulling the orange cable with the tweezers.
    • Pop the camera out of the rear-facing camera casing by carefully pulling the orange cable with the tweezers.

  6. Flip up the tab on the ZIF connector at the end of the ribbon cable. Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector.
    • Flip up the tab on the ZIF connector at the end of the ribbon cable.

    • Grasp the underside of the orange cable with the tweezers and gently slide the camera out of the connector.

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

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