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  1. Samsung Instinct Camera Replacement, Samsung Instinct Camera Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Applying pressure to the back cover, slide the cover forward towards the camera.

    • Lift the back cover off the phone.

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    • Hold the phone firmly in one hand and lift the battery up by using the notches to grip the battery.

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    • Remove the four 4.45mm screws at the corners of the phone.

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    • Use the plastic opener tool to unhinge the locks around the edges of the phone.

    • Do not worry about the inner components of the phone, they are not connected to this case.

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    • Lift the casing off of the phone.

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    • With the screws removed, locate the antenna.

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    • Using a phillips-head screwdriver, remove the 4.50mm screw holding the antenna in place.

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    • Using the plastic opener tool, squeeze gently on the antenna cable connector and lift to remove the connector from its position.

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    • Gently lift up on the antenna and remove it from the back of the device.

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    • Remove the two 3.50mm screws connecting the motherboard to the case.

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    • Use the plastic opener tool to detach the three ribbons on the motherboard.

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    • Lift out the top right ribbon from its slot on the motherboard.

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    • Use the plastic opener tool to unhinge the the locks on the side of the motherboard connecting it to the front casing.

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    • Lift the motherboard away from the front casing.

  15. Samsung Instinct Camera Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • After removing lifting up on the motherboard, the front casing and center frame should be separated as shown.

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    • Using the plastic opener tool, gently pry away the side strip control buttons from the metal center frame.

    • There are three strips total: one on the right, left, and top of the phone.

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    • Using the plastic opener tool, pry the speaker connector away from the back of the motherboard.

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    • Using the plastic opener tool, remove the speaker from its setting.

    • Pry where the wire enters the speaker.

    • The speaker has adhesive on the bottom, thus removing it will require a bit of wiggling.

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    • Gently lift the motherboard from the center frame.

  20. Samsung Instinct Camera Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Once the motherboard is removed from the frame, use the pry tool to remove the camera.

    • Insert the pry bar between the camera and the frame then lift up.

    • The camera is held in by adhesive so it will require some force to remove.

    • You have now successfully removed the camera from your Samsung Instinct.

Conclusion

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

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