Introduction

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

Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, remove three 4.4 mm Phillips screws as indicated by the red circles.
  • 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. Using your finger, peel back the textured grip so the components are separated.
  • Using your finger, peel back the textured grip so the components are separated.

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Using the flat end of a spudger, loosen the connection between the front panel and the device. Remove the front panel using your hands. 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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Turn Camera over.
  • 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.
  • Using a #00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the one 5.7 mm Phillips screw located next to the LCD screen.

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Lay the camera on its back.
  • 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. 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. 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.
  • 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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Using a #00 Philllips screw driver, unscrew the 6.8 mm Phillips screw that holds the strap anchor noted by the red circle.
  • 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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Unlatch the back panel.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm Phillips screws. on the inside of the camera.

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Using a 00 Phillips screw driver, unscrew the two 4.3 mm Phillips screws on the side of the camera.
  • 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. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the grip off and remove grip.
  • 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) Pry off the small metal brace holding the LCD screen. (Push forward and slide toward the center)
  • 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.
  • Lift out the LCD screen.

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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 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. Lift the LCD mount to reveal the logic board.
  • Lift the LCD mount to reveal the logic board.

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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.
  • 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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Use an Exacto knife to cut the white calking on the side of the side panel 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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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.
  • 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. Lift up on the board and pull towards the grip. Lift up on the board and pull towards the grip.
  • Lift up on the board and pull towards the grip.

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Flip the board over. Unsolder the two wires on the bottom of the board. 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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