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Introduction

This guide shows a step by step process on how to replace the front camera on a Lenovo Ideatab S6000. The front camera would need to be replaced if the front camera function is not working properly on the tablet. If the screen is cracked or shattered, be sure to wear proper protective equipment and make sure device is turned off before any repair is started.

  1. Remove the speaker screens by working them loose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first loosen them with tweezers or a spudger.
    • Remove the speaker screens by working them loose with a plastic opening tool. You may need to first loosen them with tweezers or a spudger.

    • These screens are held in place by glue that is hard to remove. Please take your time to ensure that that this step is done correctly.

  2. Remove the screws from both of the spots that were covered with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Remove the screws from both of the spots that were covered with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  3. Go all around the casing, prying the screen away from the backing with the spudger.
    • Go all around the casing, prying the screen away from the backing with the spudger.

    • It will make a popping sound each time one of the lock tabs is disconnected.

    • Take your time as you move all around the device when prying the backing off.

    • Do not use a metal tool for this.

  4. Using either the plastic opening tool or your fingers, gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it. Using either the plastic opening tool or your fingers, gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it.
    • Using either the plastic opening tool or your fingers, gently pull on both sides of the plug to release it.

  5. Remove the battery by grabbing the tab shown and pulling up.
    • Remove the battery by grabbing the tab shown and pulling up.

    • The battery is held to the device by adhesive. Pull the battery up from the tab and it will lift out with a bit of effort

  6. Use an opening tool to pry the speakers out of the tablet. The speakers are connected to the tablet by glue and require a lot of prying to remove. The speakers are connected to the tablet by glue and require a lot of prying to remove.
    • Use an opening tool to pry the speakers out of the tablet.

    • The speakers are connected to the tablet by glue and require a lot of prying to remove.

  7. Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry up the vibration motor.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry up the vibration motor.

  8. Remove the 3.2mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 3.2mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  9. Flip up the black tab on each connector. Pull the ribbon cables out using a plastic opening tool.
    • Flip up the black tab on each connector.

    • Pull the ribbon cables out using a plastic opening tool.

  10. Remove the piece of tape by pulling up with your fingers.
    • Remove the piece of tape by pulling up with your fingers.

  11. Pull up on motherboard gently with fingers and remove. Pull up on motherboard gently with fingers and remove.
    • Pull up on motherboard gently with fingers and remove.

  12. Gently remove the front camera by pulling the ribbon connector out with a plastic opening tool. Gently remove the front camera by pulling the ribbon connector out with a plastic opening tool.
    • Gently remove the front camera by pulling the ribbon connector out with a plastic opening tool.

Conclusion

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

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