Huawei P9 - Replacing your rear camera

The rear-facing camera isn’t working.

  • P9
  • 11 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

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

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
  • 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
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 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.

11 steps
  1. Switching off your device

    P9 - Switching off your device 01
    P9 - Switching off your device 02
    1. Switch off your device. Press and hold the power button until a menu appears. Select “Power off” and tap again to confirm.
  2. Removing the SIM card tray

    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 01
    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 02
    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 03
    1. Insert your SIM tool into the little opening on the tray to unlock the tray.
    2. Remove the SIM tray and, if applicable, the SIM and microSD cards.
  3. Removing the enclosure screws

    P9 - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    • 2 × 2,8 mm P1 Pentalob-Schrauben
    1. Unscrew and remove the two screws at the bottom of the device that keep the enclosure closed.
  4. Lifting the display

    P9 - Lifting the display 01
    P9 - Lifting the display 02
    P9 - Lifting the display 03
    P9 - Lifting the display 04
    P9 - Lifting the display 05
    1. Put the suction cup as far down on the display as possible, for example where it says “Huawei.” If the glass is too cracked for the suction cup to generate a vacuum, you can cover the display with tape.
    2. Pull on the suction cup while using the pick to push the back cover against the table. As soon as a gap appears between the display and the enclosure, you can carefully insert the pick.
    3. Also move the pick along the edges to disconnect the display on the sides. Continue to pull carefully on the suction cup.
    4. The fingerprint sensor is installed in the back cover. A flexible flat cable connects this sensor to the motherboard. Be careful when you take off the display to avoid damaging the cable or board.

    5. Carefully lift the display. Slowly open the device at the short upper edge like a book. Now you should be able to see the connection cable.
    6. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard by carefully inserting the spudger below the contact and disconnecting it.
  5. Disconnecting the battery contact

    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 01
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 03
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 04
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    • Antenna Cable
    1. Disconnect the white antenna cable from the motherboard to uncover the screw below it.
    2. Remove the two screws that hold the plate in place.
    3. Using the tweezers, carefully remove the plate. The plate is hooked onto the motherboard both at the screw holes and in the middle.
    4. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the battery contact.
    5. Then disconnect the wide flexible flat cable that goes to the lower board from the motherboard.
  6. Removing the rear camera

    P9 - Removing the rear camera 01
    P9 - Removing the rear camera 02
    P9 - Removing the rear camera 03
    P9 - Removing the rear camera 04
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Remove the two screws that hold the plate in place.
    2. Remove the plate.
    3. Disconnect the camera’s plug contact from the motherboard by inserting the spudger under the contact.
    4. Remove the camera from the enclosure.
  7. Installing the rear camera

    P9 - Installing the rear camera 01
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 02
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 03
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 04
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Put the camera in the enclosure.
    2. Connect the contact to the motherboard by carefully pressing the connector into the socket.
    3. Put the plate back on to secure the contact.
    4. Fasten the plate with the two screws.
  8. Connecting the battery contact

    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 01
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 02
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 03
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 04
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Connect the wide flexible flat cable to the motherboard by gently pressing the contact into the socket until you hear it click into place.
    2. Now reconnect the battery.
    3. Put the plate back on to secure the contacts. The plate has to hook on both at the screw holes and in the middle.
    4. Fasten the plate with the two screws.
    5. Connect the antenna cable to the motherboard.
  9. Installing the display

    P9 - Installing the display 01
    P9 - Installing the display 02
    P9 - Installing the display 03
    P9 - Installing the display 04
    1. Put the back cover at the short upper edge of the display and carefully connect the fingerprint sensor’s contact. You have to hear the contact click into place.
    2. Close the device by folding down the back cover and pressing on the display.
  10. Fastening the enclosure screws

    P9 - Fastening the enclosure screws 01
    • 2 × 2,8 mm P1 Pentalob-Schrauben
    1. Use the two screws at the lower edge of the enclosure to close the device.
  11. Installing the SIM card tray

    P9 - Installing the SIM card tray 01
    P9 - Installing the SIM card tray 02
    1. Put the SIM tray and any cards back in your device. Make sure the tray is positioned properly.
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