Introduction

This guide shows you how to install the logic board that controls the flash.

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  • Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, remove three 4.4 mm Phillips screws as indicated by the red circles.

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  • Using your finger, peel back the textured grip so the components are separated.

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Image 1/3: Remove the front panel using your hands. Image 2/3: Remove the front panel using your hands. Image 3/3: Remove the front panel using your hands.
  • Using the flat end of a spudger, loosen the connection between the front panel and the device.

  • Remove the front panel using your hands.

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Image 1/1: Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm Phillips screws located on either side of the viewfinder.
  • Turn Camera over.

  • Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm Phillips screws located on either side of the viewfinder.

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  • Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the one 5.7 mm Phillips screw located next to the LCD screen.

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Image 1/1: Unsolder the flash connection from the motherboard as noted by the blue circle.
  • Lay the camera on its back.

  • Unsolder the flash connection from the motherboard as noted by the blue circle.

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  • Remove the top panel by lifting it from the back, pushing it forward over the camera and letting it rotate down in front of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove the strap anchor.
  • Using a #00 Philllips screw driver, unscrew the 6.8 mm Phillips screw that holds the strap anchor noted by the red circle.

  • Remove the strap anchor.

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Image 1/1: Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the six  screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Unlatch the back panel.

  • Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the six screws on the bottom of the camera.

    • One 7.4 mm Phillips screw

    • Two 6.0 mm Phillips screws

    • Two 4.4 mm Phillips screws

    • One 3.9 mm Phillips screw

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Image 1/3: Return the camera to its upright position. Image 2/3: Use pliers (or tweezers) to pull the rod out from the top. Image 3/3: Use pliers (or tweezers) to pull the rod out from the top.
  • From the bottom of the camera push the hinge rod in with your finger.

  • Return the camera to its upright position.

  • Use pliers (or tweezers) to pull the rod out from the top.

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  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm Phillips screws. on the inside of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Use your fingers to pull out the plug that is located between the screw holes.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.3 mm Phillips screws on the side of the camera.

  • Use your fingers to pull out the plug that is located between the screw holes.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the grip off and remove grip.

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  • Pry off the small metal brace holding the LCD screen. (Push forward and slide toward the center)

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  • Lift out the LCD screen.

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Image 1/1: Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 4.9 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 7.4 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera.

  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 4.9 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera.

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  • Lift the LCD mount to reveal the logic board.

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Image 1/2: Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 5.8 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera. Image 2/2: Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 5.8 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 4.9 mm Phillips screw on the back of the camera.

  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the 5.8 mm Phillips screw on the top of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Pull the side panel away from the camera. Image 2/2: Pull the side panel away from the camera.
  • Use an Exacto knife to cut the white calking on the side of the side panel

  • Pull the side panel away from the camera.

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Image 1/2: '''WARNING: The flash capacitor may carry high voltage, that may persist for hours or even days after the camera has been switched off and/or the battery has been removed.''' Image 2/2: Touching the circuit board while the capacitor still holds its charge may result in a painful electric shock that you will long remember.
  • The large cylindrical object on the right side of the board is the flash capacitor.

  • WARNING: The flash capacitor may carry high voltage, that may persist for hours or even days after the camera has been switched off and/or the battery has been removed.

  • Touching the circuit board while the capacitor still holds its charge may result in a painful electric shock that you will long remember.

  • To make the board safe to work on, short out the two marked terminals with a capacitor discharge tool or the blade of a screwdriver or similar implement (with an insulated handle!) You might have to use moderate pressure to punch through the white goop that covers one of the terminals.

  • There might be little sparks and/or an audible pop. Be careful not to short other solder connections nearby.

  • Use a multimeter to check that dangerous voltage is no longer present before you proceed.

  • Unsolder all of the wires on the top of the logic board.

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  • Lift up on the board and pull towards the grip.

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Image 1/3: Unsolder the two wires on the bottom of the board. Image 2/3: Unsolder the two wires on the bottom of the board. Image 3/3: Unsolder the two wires on the bottom of the board.
  • Flip the board over.

  • Unsolder the two wires on the bottom of the board.

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Conclusion

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

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