Introducción

Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera in your Samsung Galaxy S4.

  1. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button. Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.
    • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera, near the power button.

  2. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone. Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.
    • Lift the rear case by the corner nearest the divot and remove it from the phone.

  3. Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the microSD card.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

    • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

    • Remove the microSD card.

    • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

  4. Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward. Remove the battery from your phone. Remove the battery from your phone.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch of the battery compartment and lift the battery upward.

    • Remove the battery from your phone.

  5. Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Remove the SIM card.
    • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to press the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

    • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

    • Remove the SIM card.

    • During reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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  7. Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
    • Remove the nine 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

  8. The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe. Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece.  Look for the seam between the two.
    • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several plastic clips behind the chrome bezel of the midframe. The next few steps will guide you through separating the clips to free the midframe.

    • Starting on the volume button side of the phone, insert your plastic opening tool between the chrome bezel around the display glass and the larger chrome border piece. Look for the seam between the two.

    • Slide the opening tool along the seam, separating the plastic clips as you go.

    • Be very gentle whilst prying, and pry only enough to separate the plastic clips—there are several thin points in the midframe bezel that may crack if you bend them too much.

  9. Continue prying around the corner of the phone. Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.
    • Continue prying around the corner of the phone.

    • Slide your opening tool along the seam between the midframe and display along the bottom of the device, releasing more of the plastic clips.

  10. Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side. Slide the opening tool along the seam.
    • Again, pry around the corner, to the power button side.

    • Slide the opening tool along the seam.

  11. Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly. At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.
    • Continue sliding the opening tool around the top of the phone, releasing the last of the clips and freeing the midframe from the display assembly.

    • At this point, you may want to run your plastic opening tool along the entire perimeter of the device again, to make sure you've released all of the plastic clips.

  12. Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly. Remove the midframe from the display assembly.
    • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

  13. Remove the upper display assembly bracket.
    • Remove the upper display assembly bracket.

  14. Using the flat end of a spudger, disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

  15. Remove the front-facing camera.
    • Remove the front-facing camera.

Conclusión

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

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Hi my front camera is bright white all of a sudden... is it broken or am I I'm some sort of mode it's only the front facing cam. .

James - Contestar

Any instructions for replacing the front speaker? I think I clogged it with glue when replacing the front glass.

Thanks!

Bill Carden - Contestar

Great set of instructions! Pictures are very accurate and helpful! When it only take 5-10 mins to do something you have never tried before, you know the instructions were excellent! Thanks

laura - Contestar

Excellent instructions. At step 12, the bracket is fragile and can easily ping off across the room so be careful. Thanks.

Ageingjedi - Contestar

My front camera is a bright white also, even on video recording but you can still hear sound.

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