Introduction

The image sensor is the component of the device responsible for sensing the light through the lens and converting it into an electrical signal. The sensor captures a new image 30 times per second in order to create a video. The sensor is a very fragile and sensitive component. Take caution when handling the new image sensor to be installed in the device. Use this guide to replace the image sensor.

Image 1/1: Slide the battery compartment cover down off of the camera body.
  • Locate the battery compartment on the back of the camera. It is the panel with the plastic ridges for simple removal.

  • Slide the battery compartment cover down off of the camera body.

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  • Pry up the battery from the bottom using a finger and remove the batter from the case.

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Image 1/1: Pull black string loop through the silver bracket.
  • Remove the lanyard by pulling the grey lace through the black string loop.

  • Pull black string loop through the silver bracket.

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Image 1/1: The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the black control cover.

  • The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.

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Image 1/1: The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the ridged back face plate and the black button.

  • The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.

  • The button is loose and should come off with little or no effort.

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Image 1/1: The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the silver face plate.

  • The face plates are glued, so use force to pry the face plates from the camera body.

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Image 1/3: Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the six 0.5cm machine case screws (distributed around the camera body). Image 2/3: These small screws are easy to lose. Place the removed screws in an organized container to avoid losing them. Image 3/3: These small screws are easy to lose. Place the removed screws in an organized container to avoid losing them.
  • Open the USB cover to expose the small machine screw.

  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the six 0.5cm machine case screws (distributed around the camera body).

  • These small screws are easy to lose. Place the removed screws in an organized container to avoid losing them.

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  • Pull off the side control panel.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to remove the two outside rubber dots to reveal the two 0.5cm machine screws. Image 2/2: Use the #00 Phillips Screwdriver to remove both screws.
  • Flip open the screen by pulling the loose end of the screen away from the case.

  • Use tweezers to remove the two outside rubber dots to reveal the two 0.5cm machine screws.

  • Use the #00 Phillips Screwdriver to remove both screws.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to remove the silver plastic strap holder. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the lens protector.
  • Pull the body apart from the bottom of device just enough to make space to remove the silver plastic strap holder.

  • Use tweezers to remove the silver plastic strap holder.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the lens protector.

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Image 1/3: Lift off the lens protector housing. Image 2/3: Pull apart the two halves of the camera body. Image 3/3: Do not pull the two halves apart too far because the wires may detach.
  • Unscrew the two silver 0.5cm machine screws with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Lift off the lens protector housing.

  • Pull apart the two halves of the camera body.

  • Do not pull the two halves apart too far because the wires may detach.

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  • Unscrew both black machine screws holding the lens in place with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to lose the springs. The springs are in compression and will launch from the camera if not held onto.
  • Carefully remove the compressed springs underneath each of the two screws that were removed in the previous step.

  • Be careful not to lose the springs. The springs are in compression and will launch from the camera if not held onto.

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  • Lift off the lens.

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Image 1/2: Slightly separate circuit board from plastic case by lifting the circuit board  straight out. Image 2/2: Slightly separate circuit board from plastic case by lifting the circuit board  straight out.
  • Use the #00 Phillips Screwdriver to unscrew the 3 circuit board screws.

  • Slightly separate circuit board from plastic case by lifting the circuit board straight out.

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Image 1/2: Pull the image sensor straight out to avoid damage to the pin connectors. Image 2/2: Pull the image sensor straight out to avoid damage to the pin connectors.
  • Unplug the image sensor from the circuit board.

  • Pull the image sensor straight out to avoid damage to the pin connectors.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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