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Introduction

If your phone is taking distorted pictures or your pictures appear with lines, a cracked or faulty camera could be to blame.

  1. Power off your device. Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off. Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.
    • Power off your device.

    • Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.

  2. Remove the SIM card.
    • Remove the SIM card.

    • Remove the four screws securing the bottom casing.

    • Two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws in the top left and right corners.

    • Two 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws in the bottom left and right corners.

  3. Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone. Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone.
    • Remove the 2.0 mm Phillips #0 screws on either side of the phone.

  4. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the bottom casing. Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you. Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the bottom casing.

    • Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.

  5. Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the rear camera panel. Remove both screws that are securing the back case. One 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the rear camera panel.

    • Remove both screws that are securing the back case.

    • One 4.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.

    • One 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.

  6. Use a Jimmy to pry up the OEM SIM and SD card reader contact. Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon. Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.
    • Use a Jimmy to pry up the OEM SIM and SD card reader contact.

    • Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.

  7. Using both thumbs, gently push on the two bottom rear corners of the motherboard. Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening. Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.
    • Using both thumbs, gently push on the two bottom rear corners of the motherboard.

    • Gently and slowly pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.

  8. Pry up the battery with the flat end of the spudger.
    • Pry up the battery with the flat end of the spudger.

  9. Gently lift up the battery away from the edge of its housing. Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing. Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing.
    • Gently lift up the battery away from the edge of its housing.

    • Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing.

  10. Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws, that are securing the camera lens. Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws, that are securing the camera lens. Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws, that are securing the camera lens.
    • Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws, that are securing the camera lens.

  11. Pry off the camera lens using a plastic opening tool.
    • Pry off the camera lens using a plastic opening tool.

  12. Pry the vibrator out of the housing with a spudger. Using the tweezers, pull up on the connecting wires detaching the vibrator from the motherboard.
    • Pry the vibrator out of the housing with a spudger.

    • Using the tweezers, pull up on the connecting wires detaching the vibrator from the motherboard.

  13. Using the spudger lift the tabs on the highlighted, red and orange, ribbon connectors. Gently pull out the ribbons from their connectors. Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw. Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.
    • Using the spudger lift the tabs on the highlighted, red and orange, ribbon connectors. Gently pull out the ribbons from their connectors.

    • Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.

  14. Using tweezers, pull back on the tape located on the bottom corners of the motherboard. Using tweezers, pull back on the tape located on the bottom corners of the motherboard. Using tweezers, pull back on the tape located on the bottom corners of the motherboard.
    • Using tweezers, pull back on the tape located on the bottom corners of the motherboard.

  15. Use the spudger to push back the latch holding on the motherboard. While the latch is pushed back use the plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard. Use the spudger to push back the latch holding on the motherboard. While the latch is pushed back use the plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard.
    • Use the spudger to push back the latch holding on the motherboard. While the latch is pushed back use the plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard.

  16. Place your phone on its side so that you can gently pull up on the motherboard to expose its last connector.
    • Place your phone on its side so that you can gently pull up on the motherboard to expose its last connector.

    • Using the flat end of the spudger, pop of the connector.

  17. Flip motherboard over so the backside is up. Flip motherboard over so the backside is up.
    • Flip motherboard over so the backside is up.

  18. Pull the camera back using the tweezers, and hold it. Use the spudger to unlock the camera's ribbon from its connector.
    • Pull the camera back using the tweezers, and hold it.

    • Use the spudger to unlock the camera's ribbon from its connector.

    • Using the tweezers, pull up on the ribbon and release the camera form the motherboard.

    • The ribbon is connected to the back of the LCD display by tape. Slowly pull the ribbon back and the tape will follow.

Conclusion

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

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