Galaxy S4 Active - Replacing the front camera

  • Galaxy S4 Active
  • 20 Steps
  • Easy
  • 45 min.
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The front-facing camera isn’t working or your pictures are blurry.

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Galaxy S4 Active’s defective front camera on your own. You need this repair if the front camera isn’t working, the aperture doesn’t open, or your pictures are blurry.

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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    iDoc Toolkit, 21 pieces

    Do you need to repair your smartphone? This kit includes all the tools you need for professional-quality repairs, from the ESD spudger and suction cup, to screwdrivers and tweezers, as well as the iDoc magnetic pad that holds your screws and small parts in place while you work. Not sure what goes where? Don’t worry – our detailed repair guides tell you what tool to use for each step.

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    iPhone Toolkit, 12 pieces

    We've put together a complete set of tools so you can solve all the big and small problems with your iPhone yourself. From a spudger and vacuum cup to four different screwdrivers for the various screws designed specifically for iPhones, the toolkit includes all the tools you need for any repair which will come up. The set is complemented by our iDoc magnetic mat, which you can use during the repair to maintain an overview of all the screws and small pieces. All tools come in the high-quality iDoc tool case. No repair equipment gets lost. When putting together our tool sets, it's especially important to us that you enjoy your time as much as possible. That's why we've only selected professional-quality tools for the iPhone repair kit, so you don't have to struggle with bad equipment. Good luck with your next repair!

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    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

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Getting started with the repair of your Galaxy S4 Active

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20 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

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    1. There are little clips attaching the back cover to the chassis. The back cover has a little recess right over the power button. Using your fingernail or the spudger, you can lift the cover here.
    2. Carefully disconnect the back cover from the chassis.
    3. Remove the back cover.
  2. Removing the battery

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    1. Remove the battery with your fingers. There’s a little hollow in the chassis for lifting out the battery.
    2. Remove the battery.
  3. Removing the SIM and microSD cards

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    1. Remove the SIM card and the microSD card.
  4. Removing the four metal shields

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    1. Use the steel laboratory spatula to remove the four metal shields. Use the spatula to pry the covers out of the hollows in the chassis. You can get the tip of the spatula under the covers.
  5. Removing the chassis screws

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    1. Remove the twelve Phillips screws that attach the chassis to the display. Put the screws in a container.
      12 x 3.9 mm Phillips screws
  6. Removing the chassis

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    1. The chassis isn’t just screwed onto the display. There are also little hooks keeping it in the display. Use the steel spatula to detach the chassis.
    2. Insert the spatula between the display and the chassis. It’s very easy to start at the power button.
    3. Move the spatula all the way around the device.
    4. Once the chassis is detached, remove it from the display.
  7. Disconnecting the connectors

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    1. Disconnect the sub-board’s plug contact.
    2. Disconnect the antenna cable.
    3. Disconnect the connection for the display.
    4. Disconnect the brightness sensor.
    5. Disconnect the proximity sensor.
    6. Disconnect the connection for the front camera.
  8. Removing the logic board

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    1. The logic board is hooked onto the attachments for the rear camera and the vibration motor. Carefully push the logic board toward the USB port to detach it.
    2. Carefully lift the logic board.
    3. Remove the logic board from the enclosure.
  9. Removing the cover plate

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    1. Remove the Phillips screw to disconnect the cover plate. The cover plate holds the speaker, proximity sensor and front camera in place.
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw
    2. Remove the cover from the enclosure.
  10. Removing the front camera

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    1. Remove the front camera.
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  12. Installing the front camera

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    1. Position the new front camera in the enclosure.
  13. Installing the cover plate

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    1. Position the cover plate in the enclosure.
    2. Fasten the cover with the Phillips screw. The cover plate holds the speaker, proximity sensor and front camera in place.
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw
  14. Installing the logic board

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    1. Position the logic board in the enclosure.
    2. Make sure no plug connections get stuck under the logic board.
    3. The logic board is hooked onto the attachments for the rear camera and the vibration motor. Carefully push the logic board toward the top of the enclosure to click it into place.
  15. Connecting the connectors

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    1. Connect the front camera to the logic board.
    2. Connect the logic board to the proximity sensor.
    3. Connect the brightness sensor.
    4. Connect the display.
    5. Connect the logic board to the antenna cable.
    6. Connect the sub-board.
  16. Installing the chassis

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    1. The chassis isn’t just screwed onto the display. There are also little hooks keeping it in the display. Press on the chassis with your fingers to secure it on the display.
    2. Press the chassis firmly onto the entire device.
  17. Fastening the chassis screws

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    1. Attach the chassis with the twelve Phillips screws.
      12 x 3.9 mm Phillips screws
  18. Installing the four metal shields

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    1. Using tweezers, put the four metal shields back on.
    2. Firmly press on each cover.
  19. Inserting the SIM and microSD cards

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    1. Insert the SIM card and the microSD card.
  20. Installing the battery

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    1. Put the battery in the Galaxy S4 Active.
  21. Attaching the back cover

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    1. Position the back cover on the chassis.
    2. The back cover hooks onto the bottom of the chassis.
    3. Carefully press the back cover on all over so the retaining clips can click into place.
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