In this manual we at iDoc show you how to replace the front and main camera of your HUAWEI P30 lite independently and inexpensively.

Four camera lenses in your HUAWEI P30 lite, but none of them wants to work? In this manual we show you how to replace the front camera and the main camera of your P30 lite.

The unit is opened via the rear glass and after removing a cover and loosening a few connectors, the two camera modules are already exposed. The main board does not need to be removed to exchange the cameras. When replacing camera modules you should always take care that no dust particles or fingerprints get on the lenses or the inside of the camera glass.

We wish you good luck with this repair and have fun with the new cameras in your HUAWEI P30 lite!

Required tools

  • Flat Picks

    Flat Picks

    You need a very flat tool such as a flat pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

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  • iFlex opening tool

    iFlex opening tool

    Opening your smartphone can be a very delicate operation, especially if the glue is very persistent. The blade of the flexible but sturdy iFlex measures just 0.15 mm, so it fits in even the smallest gaps, such as between the screen and the frame. The practical iFlex is made of stainless steel and sits comfortably in the hand. This makes it the perfect assistant for every smartphone repair.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPlastix

    iPlastix

    Do you want to open your smartphone or lever out large parts like the battery? Then the iPlastix with its large blade will help you. The practical assistant is made of flexible, especially sturdy plastic and lies comfortably in the hand. Thanks to its design, you can even get into smaller gaps, for example to lift the screen or to prevent it from sticking together again.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €3.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
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Getting started with the repair of your Huawei P30 lite

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15 steps
  1. Switching off your Huawei P30 lite

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    1. Switch off your Huawei P30 lite by pressing the power button.
    2. Confirm the switching off and wait until the device has shut down.
  2. Removing the back cover

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    Used tools

    In this step, the heavily glued back cover of the Huawei P30 lite must be removed.

    1. First heat the frame of the unit with hot air. A temperature of 60-80 degrees is suitable for this. By heating the frame, the glue can be removed more easily.
    2. Place a suction cup in the lower part of the backcover and pull on it while pushing your opening tool into the resulting gap.

    Instead of a suction cup you can also use an iSlack. This tool works like pliers and has suction cups on both sides.To get into the narrow gap first, we recommend the opening tool iFlex, which is made of thin, strong metal. Once it is inserted, it is advisable to change to a plastic tool such as the iPlastix. This is not as easy to insert into the gap, as it is somewhat more flexible. However, it is very suitable for loosening the back cover, as it does not scratch the frame of the device.

    1. Guide a plastic plectrum into the already loosened part. This prevents the glue from reattaching.
    2. Work your way along the entire edge of the back cover. Keep heating up from time to time to make it easier to remove.
    3. Be careful and patient during this step to avoid breaking anything. The backcover is made of glass and can break easily.

    Be careful not to insert your tool too far into the device. On the left side are the cameras and on the right side is the flex cable of the fingerprint sensor.

    Used tools
  3. Removing the cover of the main board

    • 2 × 2,7 mm Phillips
    • 7 × 3,3 mm Phillips
    1. The motherboard and its connectors are protected with a cover.
    2. Remove the screws that fix the cover. Pay attention to the different screw lengths. The black screws are slightly longer than the silver ones.

    In order not to confuse the different screws we recommend an iDoc magnetic mat.

    1. On one of the screws there is a small white moisture indicator. You can easily remove it and put it back on during the assembly.
    2. Lever the cover slightly upwards at various points to release it.

    The cover cannot be removed from the device yet, because the connector of the fingerprint sensor has to be disconnected first.

  4. Disconnecting the battery

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    Used tools
    • 1 × 2,7 mm Phillips
    • Battery Connector
    1. Above the battery connector there is still a small metal cover.
    2. Remove the screw and take the cover out of the device with tweezers.
    3. Now the battery connector is exposed and can be removed with a plastic spudger.

    The battery contact should always be loosened first to prevent further current flow in the device. This prevents short circuits during repairs.


    Used tools
  5. Disconnecting fingerprint sensor

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    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. Now disconnect the contact of the fingerprint sensor from the motherboard.
    2. Now you can put the backcover aside and also remove the cover of the board from the device.
  6. Removing the front camera

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    • Camera Connector
    1. Loosen the connector of the front camera with a plastic spudger.
    2. With a pair of tweezers you can now remove your defective front camera.
  7. Installing the front camera

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    • Camera Connector
    1. Now insert your new front camera.
    2. Reconnect the camera connector by pushing it down. The connector should click into place with a slight click.
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  9. Removing the main camera

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    • Camera Connector
    1. Disconnect the three connectors of the main camera.
    2. You can move the black foil to the side with tweezers to get better access to the connectors.
    3. Then lever the camera out of the device.
  10. Installing the main camera

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    • Camera Connector
    1. Put your new camera in its position.

    Make sure there is no dust or fingerprints on the lenses.

    1. Connect the three connectors to the mainboard.
  11. Attaching the adhesive frame (optional)

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    Verwendete Ersatzteile
    1. To reglue the backcover, you can either use the old glue or a new adhesive frame. In either case, make sure that the device is no longer fully protected against liquids and dust.
    2. Check the old glue and straighten it if it's unevenly distributed in some places.
    3. If you want to use a new adhesive frame, remove the old adhesive from the back cover and frame of the unit.
    4. You can peel off the glue with tweezers and scrape off some residue with a plastic tool. You can also use rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth to remove glue residue.
    5. Then check the position of the glue, pull off the first protective film from the adhesive frame and position it on the back cover. Make sure that it does not protrude anywhere.
    6. The two smaller adhesive surfaces must also be positioned on the back cover.
    7. Run along the adhesive and press it down.
    8. Then you can remove the protective foils over the adhesive surfaces.




    Verwendete Ersatzteile
  12. Connecting the fingerprint sensor

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    • Fingerprint Connector
    1. To reconnect the fingerprint sensor, you must put the plastic cover of the main board back into the device first.
    2. Now place the backcover next to the device and position the contact over the connector on the mainboard. Make sure that the flex cable is not twisted.
    3. Then connect the contact.
  13. Connecting the battery

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    • Battery Connector
    • 1 × 2,7 mm Phillips
    1. Now connect the battery contact to the main board.
    2. Put the metal cover back into the unit and fasten it with the single Phillips screw.
  14. Securing the cover of the main board

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    • 2 × 2,7 mm Phillips
    • 7 × 3,3 mm Phillips
    1. Now put the cover of the mainboard back in place and push it in.
    2. Make sure that the metal tabs of the cover snap back into place.
    3. Then fasten the cover with the screws of different lengths.
  15. Testing the Huawei P30 lite

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    1. Before you finally close the device again, you should test it.
    2. Start the smartphone and open the "HiCare" app.
    3. Execute the Smart Diagnostics function. Some functions are now tested automatically.
    4. In the menu item "manual" you can now test other functions independently. Test the touch screen, microphone, speaker and other functions.
    5. If something does not work as expected, check the corresponding component for possible damage or if it is connected correctly.
    6. If everything is ok, you can finally close the device.
  16. Installing the back cover

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    1. Now position the backcover on the device and press it down.
    2. Heat the edge of the device again with hot air and weigh down the backcover with a few books to make the glue stick even better.
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