Fairphone 2 - Replacing the camera module

The rear-facing camera isn’t working.

  • Fairphone 2
  • 10 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Fairphone 2’s defective rear camera on your own. You need this repair if the main camera isn’t working, your pictures are blurry, the camera lens is broken or the camera doesn’t focus.

Required tools

  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

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  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

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Required replacement part

  • Fairphone 2 Camera Module

    Fairphone 2 Camera Module

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

10 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 01
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 02
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the back cover 03
    1. Pull on the back cover’s rubber rim on one of the short sides of your Fairphone, and pull the cover off one corner of the device. It’s easy to get your fingernails under the rubber rim.
    2. Pull the back cover off the next corner of your device.
    3. Remove your Fairphone from the enclosure.
  2. Removing the battery

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the battery 01
    1. Lift the battery out of the chassis.
  3. Unlocking the display module

    Fairphone 2 - Unlocking the display module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Unlocking the display module 02
    Fairphone 2 - Unlocking the display module 03
    Fairphone 2 - Unlocking the display module 04
    1. There are two locks at the bottom of the Fairphone 2 to attach the display module to the chassis. You release the lock by pushing the sliders toward the Micro-USB port.
    2. Release the locks one after the other.
  4. Removing the display module

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the display module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the display module 02
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the display module 03
    1. Once you’ve unlocked the display module, you can push it off of the chassis.
    2. Push the display module toward the Micro-USB port. Hold the chassis at the USB port to provide resistance.
    3. Remove the module from the chassis.
  5. Removing the camera module

    Fairphone 2 - Removing the camera module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the camera module 02
    Fairphone 2 - Removing the camera module 03
    1. Remove the three Phillips screws that hold the camera module in place.
      3 x 5.5 mm Phillips screws
    2. Detach the module by using the flat end of the spudger to pry it out.
    3. Remove the camera module and put it with the screws.
  6. Installing the camera module

    Fairphone 2 - Installing the camera module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Installing the camera module 02
    1. Position the camera module in the chassis.
    2. Fasten the module with the three Phillips screws.
      3 x 5.5 mm Phillips screws
  7. Installing the display module

    Fairphone 2 - Installing the display module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Installing the display module 02
    Fairphone 2 - Installing the display module 03
    1. Put the display on the chassis.
    2. You can push on the display to connect it to the chassis.
    3. Push the display module toward the front camera.
  8. Locking the display module

    Fairphone 2 - Locking the display module 01
    Fairphone 2 - Locking the display module 02
    Fairphone 2 - Locking the display module 03
    Fairphone 2 - Locking the display module 04
    1. There are two locks at the bottom of the Fairphone 2 to attach the display module to the chassis. You fasten the lock by pushing the sliders away from the Micro-USB port.
    2. Fasten the locks one after the other.
  9. Installing the battery

    Fairphone 2 - Installing the battery 01
    1. Put the battery in the chassis.
    2. Make sure the battery goes all the way into the chassis and isn’t tilted.
  10. Attaching the back cover

    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 01
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 02
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 03
    Fairphone 2 - Attaching the back cover 04
    1. Put the Fairphone in the back cover lengthwise. The device can click into place in two corners of the back cover.
    2. Pull the back cover’s rubber rim over one corner.
    3. Pull the rubber rim over the last corner. Check whether the rubber rim is on evenly all around the display.
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