Introduction

This guide will help you replace the motherboard of your camera.

Be sure to use a magnetic mat or container to hold small screws. Keeping your screws organized will help you return them to their designated holes during reassembly.

Image 1/1: Start by removing the two 2.5 mm Phillips  #PH00 black screws on both sides of the LCD screen.
  • Take the LCD out of its place to expose the Phillips #PH00 screws.

  • Start by removing the two 2.5 mm Phillips #PH00 black screws on both sides of the LCD screen.

  • Now remove the two 3 mm Phillips #PH00 black screws near both sides of the base where the screen swivels.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the back cover of the LCD.

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Image 1/2: Turn the screen to remove the second 3 mm Phillips #PH00 silver screw. Image 2/2: Turn the screen to remove the second 3 mm Phillips #PH00 silver screw.
  • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #PH00 silver screw on the side of the screen.

  • Turn the screen to remove the second 3 mm Phillips #PH00 silver screw.

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  • Using the tweezers, carefully disconnect the rear connector by pulling it away from the screen.

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Image 1/2: Turn the swivel around to expose the screws and use the PH00 screw driver to remove them. Image 2/2: Turn the swivel around to expose the screws and use the PH00 screw driver to remove them.
  • After removing the LCD screen, four 2.2 mm Phillips #PH00 screws holding a cover around the hinge will appear.

  • Turn the swivel around to expose the screws and use the PH00 screw driver to remove them.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips #PH00 screw, that appears after removing the eye piece, using a PH00 screw driver. Image 2/2: Remove the two 9.9 mm Phillips #PH00 screws using the PH00 screwdriver once again.
  • Remove the eye piece by firmly pushing straight up. The eye piece will slide right off.

  • Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips #PH00 screw, that appears after removing the eye piece, using a PH00 screw driver.

  • Remove the two 9.9 mm Phillips #PH00 screws using the PH00 screwdriver once again.

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  • After removing the screen, there will appear a single 3.8 mm Phillips #PH00 screw located on the back of the camera. Using the PH00 screwdriver, remove the screw.

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Image 1/2: Remove the  four different sized screws located beneath the rubber grip. Image 2/2: 6 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in RED, 3.4 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in ORANGE, 3.9 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in YELLOW, and 2.2 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in GREEN.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pull up the rubber grip around the port side of the camera.

  • Remove the four different sized screws located beneath the rubber grip.

  • 6 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in RED, 3.4 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in ORANGE, 3.9 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in YELLOW, and 2.2 mm Phillips #PH00 screw in GREEN.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, carefully pry off the the side cover.

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  • Remove both 4.8 mm Phillips #PH00 screws from the memory card side of camera using the PH00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Using the PH00 screw driver, remove the top three 3.5 mm Phillips #PH00 screws.
  • When holding the camera, look to the bottom of the camera so the serial number tag reads up right. You will be removing the three top Phillips #PH00 screws.

  • Using the PH00 screw driver, remove the top three 3.5 mm Phillips #PH00 screws.

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Image 1/1: There is an orange wire connected to the motherboard of the camera. When the back cover is removed, gently pull the wire up and off of the motherboard.
  • Now that all screws are removed, gently pull off the back cover of the camera. This is done by pulling the cover back.

  • There is an orange wire connected to the motherboard of the camera. When the back cover is removed, gently pull the wire up and off of the motherboard.

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  • Carefully pry off the LCD screen connector from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool. Pry the connector up to disconnect it.

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  • Remove one 2.8 mm Phillips #PH00 black screw on the side of the swivel assembly by using the PH00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips #PH00 black screws on the back of the swivel assembly using the PH00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: With the screws removed, lift the cover off of the motherboard.
  • The motherboard is protected by a silver plate. Remove the two 4.4 mm Phillips #PH00 screws holding the silver cover using the PH00 screwdriver.

  • With the screws removed, lift the cover off of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Once the wire is removed, unscrew the three 4.3 mm Phillips #PH00 screws holding the motherboard down using the PH00 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Once the wire is removed, unscrew the three 4.3 mm Phillips #PH00 screws holding the motherboard down using the PH00 screwdriver.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the small black hinge holding the gold ribbon in place at the top of the motherboard. Once the black hinge is lifted, gently slide the ribbon out of the socket.

  • Once the wire is removed, unscrew the three 4.3 mm Phillips #PH00 screws holding the motherboard down using the PH00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: The RED arrows indicate a small hinge locking the wire in. To remove the wire, follow the same steps taken to remove the wire in the prior steps. Image 2/2: The ORANGE markers indicate that you need to lift the wire up and off of the motherboard. Using the opening tool, follow the same steps used to remove the swivel screen wire.
  • With the screws removed, the wires are now able to come off. The wires are connected in two different ways.

    • The RED arrows indicate a small hinge locking the wire in. To remove the wire, follow the same steps taken to remove the wire in the prior steps.

    • The ORANGE markers indicate that you need to lift the wire up and off of the motherboard. Using the opening tool, follow the same steps used to remove the swivel screen wire.

  • For the hinged wires it is recommended that you use tweezers to carefully remove the wire as shown by the RED arrow on the second image. You must carefully remove them by pulling them straight out of the socket they're seated in.

  • It is crucial that you move slowly and carefully! If one of the wires gets damaged, the camera might not work properly after reassembly.

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Image 1/2: With the first bottom wire removed, the motherboard can be lifted higher, showing two more hidden wires. Image 2/2: Remove the wire indicated by the RED arrow by undoing a hinge and sliding the wire out.
  • With the motherboard lifted, remove the indicated wire by using a plastic opening tool.

  • With the first bottom wire removed, the motherboard can be lifted higher, showing two more hidden wires.

    • Remove the wire indicated by the RED arrow by undoing a hinge and sliding the wire out.

    • Remove the wire indicated by the ORANGE arrow by gently pulling it straight out of the socket it is seated in.

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  • With every wire properly removed, the motherboard can now be lifted out of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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How do I go about programming a brand new motherboard? Can I do it from my computer?

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