SHIFT6m - Replace the front-facing camera

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

  • SHIFT6m
  • 10 Steps
  • Very easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your SHIFT6m's defective front camera on your own. You need this repair if the front camera isn’t working or your pictures are blurry.Click the small Play button in the top right of an image to play a video for each step.

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
  • 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
  • Torx T3 screwdriver

    Torx T3 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Torx T3 screws.

    €13.00 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.

10 steps
  1. Switch off the device

    SHIFT6m - Switch off the device 01
    SHIFT6m - Switch off the device 02
    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Use your finger to confirm that you want to shut down your SHIFT6m and wait until the screen goes blank.
  2. Remove the back cover

    SHIFT6m - Remove the back cover 01
    SHIFT6m - Remove the back cover 02
    SHIFT6m - Remove the back cover 03

    The backcover of the SHIFT6m is not glued or screwed and can be removed without tools.

    However, you can also use a plectrum to loosen the clips along the entire edge.

    1. Use a plectrum or a fingernail to slide it into the small recess in the bottom left corner and pull up the backcover.
    2. Then gradually loosen all clips all around. The back cover is hooked again around the fingerprint sensor. There you have to pull a little harder to loosen the backcover.
  3. Remove the battery

    SHIFT6m - Remove the battery 01
    SHIFT6m - Remove the battery 02

    You can easily remove the battery by lifting it by the notch in the lower right corner and removing it from the device.

  4. Remove the display

    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 01
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 02
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 03
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 04
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 05
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 06
    SHIFT6m - Remove the display 07
    • 16 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • Display connector

    The display is attached to the entire frame with many screws of the same length. On two screws there can be a small white sticker.

    1. Loosen all screws with a Torx T3 screwdriver.
    2. Then turn the SHIFT6m over and slide a plectrum or your fingernail between the plastic frame and the display.
    3. Slide around the entire display once to gradually release it.

    The display is connected to the motherboard with a long flex cable.

    You can also keep the display connected for the following steps. In our case, we also disconnect the display connector from our device to prevent accidental damage to the flex cable during the repair process.

    1. Carefully fold the display down and place it on the frame.
    2. Loosen the two screws on the cover plate above the display contact.
    3. Then you can carefully loosen the plug of the display with a plastic spudger and finally put the display aside.
  5. Remove the front facing camera

    SHIFT6m - Remove the front facing camera 01
    SHIFT6m - Remove the front facing camera 02
    SHIFT6m - Remove the front facing camera 03
    • Front facing camera

    Disconnect the front camera connector with a spudger.



    Lift up the camera and pull off the adhesive strip on the back.

  6. Insert the new front-facing camera

    SHIFT6m - Insert the new front-facing camera 01
    SHIFT6m - Insert the new front-facing camera 02
    SHIFT6m - Insert the new front-facing camera 03
    • Frontcamera Connector

    Put the new camera in opening and on the tape.



    Connect the connector of the camera.

  7. Install the display

    SHIFT6m - Install the display 01
    SHIFT6m - Install the display 02
    SHIFT6m - Install the display 03
    SHIFT6m - Install the display 04
    SHIFT6m - Install the display 05
    • Display connector
    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • 16 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    1. Place the display on the frame and position the display connector over its contact on the motherboard.
    2. Carefully push the connector down.

    The connector should engage directly with a slight click. If this does not work immediately, do not try to push the connector down with force. Reposition the connector and try again.

    1. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place.
    2. Flip the display over and press it all around until it sits correctly in the frame.
    3. Then reinstall all screws.
  8. Insert the battery

    SHIFT6m - Insert the battery 01
    SHIFT6m - Insert the battery 02

    Put the battery back in its place.

  9. Attach the back cover

    SHIFT6m - Attach the back cover 01
    SHIFT6m - Attach the back cover 02
    SHIFT6m - Attach the back cover 03

    Put the back cover back on.

    1. The back cover has clips on the edge and around the opening of the fingerprint sensor.
    2. Press the backcover everywhere until it fits properly.
  10. Test the device

    SHIFT6m - Test the device 01
    SHIFT6m - Test the device 02
    SHIFT6m - Test the device 03
    1. Turn on your device and test the display brightness by sliding the brightness slider to minimum and maximum.
    2. Then rag any app across the screento test the touch function. Pull the app around the entire edge and then zigzag it across the screen. The app should always follow your finger.
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