Introduction

This guide will detail the process of replacing the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard is a more involved process and should not be done unless your are sure there is an issue with the motherboard.

  1. Locate the battery cover at the bottom of the camera.
    • Locate the battery cover at the bottom of the camera.

    • Pull down on the black tab to open the cover.

  2. Push the grey tab on the right side of the battery.
    • Push the grey tab on the right side of the battery.

    • Remove the battery from the slot.

    • Use the spudger to pry off the rubber grip and reveal the screws.

    • Unscrew the four 5.5mm Torx screws using the Torx T6 screwdriver.

    • Pull off the plastic cover from the viewfinder.

    • Unscrew the two 3.4mm Phillips screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Remove the following screws from the device using the Phillips #00 screwdriver:

      • Three 3.4mm Phillips head screws.

      • One 5.9mm Phillips head screw.

    • Remove the following screws from the device using the Phillips #00 screwdriver:

      • One 3.4mm Phillips head screw.

      • One 5.9 mm Phillips head screw.

    • Remove the rear panel from the camera.

    • Several fragile cables are attached to the inside of the panel, so remove it gently.

    • In the lower right corner of the mother board, detach the blue cable.

    • Then detach the ribbon cable going from the motherboard to the rear panel.

    • In the upper left corner of the motherboard, remove the small multicolored wire from the motherboard.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to flip up ribbon cable connector.

    • Gently disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling it away from the motherboard.

    • In the upper right corner of the motherboard, use the plastic opening tool to remove the clear cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the ribbon cable connecting the image sensor to the motherboard.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to push on the indents of the plastic header to disconnect from the motherboard.

    • Make sure all cables are disconnected from the motherboard.

    • Remove the following screws from the motherboard using the Phillips #00 screwdriver:

      • Two 3.9mm Phillips head screws.

      • Three 2.9mm Phillips head screws

    • Gently pull the motherboard out of the camera.

Conclusion

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

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This guide gets an upvote.

It's the first camera disassembly guide I've seen so far on ifixit that includes the single most important precaution: the camera has a body cap fitted to avoid dust, dirt or other objects getting into the mirror box. Bravo!

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Where can we buy the parts?

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