Introduction

Replacing the motherboard is a last resort for correcting water damage to the camera. This guide will help you remove it step-by-step.

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  • Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Open the battery compartment door.
  • Hook your finger onto the compartment door latch.

  • Open the battery compartment door.

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  • Remove the battery from the compartment.

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Image 1/3: Pull hard, with even and consistent force. The grip should feel like a thick sticker as it comes off. Image 2/3: Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #000 screws. Image 3/3: Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Peel away the rubber grip on the left side of the camera with your fingers.

  • Pull hard, with even and consistent force. The grip should feel like a thick sticker as it comes off.

  • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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  • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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  • Gently pry off the back of the camera with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the ribbon cable gently with your fingers.
  • Pinch the orange ribbon cable at the bottom of the camera between two fingers.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable gently with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Slide the pointed end of a spudger between the motherboard and the silver prongs connected to the cable.
  • Locate the blue cable at the bottom of the camera.

  • Slide the pointed end of a spudger between the motherboard and the silver prongs connected to the cable.

  • Detach the blue cable with a spudger.

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Image 1/1: Pinch the round, white connector with tweezers.
  • Locate the cable on the top left corner of the motherboard.

  • Pinch the round, white connector with tweezers.

  • Gently remove the cable.

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Image 1/2: With tweezers, pinch the connected ends of the ribbon cables. Gently pull these ends  off of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Leave the other end of all ribbon cables attached to their components. Only detach the section connected to the motherboard.
  • Locate any orange ribbon cables connected to the motherboard.

  • With tweezers, pinch the connected ends of the ribbon cables. Gently pull these ends off of the motherboard.

  • Leave the other end of all ribbon cables attached to their components. Only detach the section connected to the motherboard.

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  • Remove the five 4 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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  • Gently pry the motherboard free with your fingers.

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Conclusion

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

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Publicación muy esmerada y didáctica, gracias.

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