Huawei P9 lite - Replacing the rear camera

The rear-facing camera isn’t working or your pictures are blurry.

  • P9 lite
  • 5 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your P9 lite's defective main camera on your own. You need this repair if the rear camera isn’t working, the aperture doesn’t open, or your pictures are blurry.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

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

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

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

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
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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.

5 steps
  1. Switching off your device

    P9 lite - Switching off your device 01
    P9 lite - Switching off your device 02

    Before the repair, you should switch off your device to avoid short circuits during the repair.

    1. Press and hold the standby button until the shutdown dialog appears on the screen.
    2. Tap to confirm.
  2. Removing the back cover

    P9 lite - Removing the back cover 01
    P9 lite - Removing the back cover 02
    P9 lite - Removing the back cover 03
    P9 lite - Removing the back cover 04
    P9 lite - Removing the back cover 05

    The back cover of the Huawei P9 Lite is clipped in all around the display unit.

    1. Attach the suction cup relatively far down. Then pull on the suction cup to lift the back cover.
    2. Then insert the pick between display unit and backcover and pry them apart.
    3. Release the back cover clip for clip around the entire device. If it doesn't work the first time, you can use a second pick or pull it a little harder with your fingers.
    4. The back cover is glued to the fingerprint sensor. You can use a heat gun to slightly heat the back cover and soften the glue.
    5. Once all the clips are released, you can remove the back cover.
  3. Opening the mainboard cover and removing the rear-facing camera

    P9 lite - Opening the mainboard cover and removing the rear-facing camera 01
    P9 lite - Opening the mainboard cover and removing the rear-facing camera 02
    P9 lite - Opening the mainboard cover and removing the rear-facing camera 03
    P9 lite - Opening the mainboard cover and removing the rear-facing camera 04
    • 9 × Phillips
    • Battery connector
    • Camera connector

    There is a humidity indicator over one of the screws. You can try to remove it and put it back later, but it usually breaks. So you can simply pierce it with a screwdriver.

    1. The plastic cover is secured with Phillips screws. Unscrew all screws and store them safely.
    2. Lift up the cover.
    3. Attention: Several cables are attached underneath.
    4. The cover is clipped in, once at the camera and once at the side. Gently move the cover to release the clips. Then fold open the cover.
    5. Don't forget to unplug the battery connector to prevent short circuits.
    6. Now use a spudger to pry off the rear camera connector and take out the camera.
  4. Fastening the mainboard cover and inserting the camera

    P9 lite - Fastening the mainboard cover and inserting the camera 01
    P9 lite - Fastening the mainboard cover and inserting the camera 02
    P9 lite - Fastening the mainboard cover and inserting the camera 03
    • Battery connector
    • Camera connector
    • 9 × Phillips
    1. Insert the rear-facing camera and plug in the connector.
    2. Plug in the battery connector.
    3. Fold down the mainboard cover, clip it in all around and fasten the 9 Philliips screws.
  5. Attaching the back cover

    P9 lite - Attaching the back cover 01
    P9 lite - Attaching the back cover 02

    1. Place the back cover on the display unit and press it down all around to make it snap into place.

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