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.

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.

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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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Pull off the plastic cover from the viewfinder. Unscrew the two 3.4mm Phillips screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 3.4mm Phillips screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Pull off the plastic cover from the viewfinder.

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

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Remove the following screws from the device 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.

On my camera, both the outer screews were 5.9 mm long.

Geir Atle Storhaug - Reply

I can confirm the comment from 03/14/2015: Both outer screews are long.

Erikk - Reply

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

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Remove the rear panel from the camera.
  • Remove the rear panel from the camera.

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

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

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

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Use the plastic opening tool to flip up ribbon cable connector. Gently disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling it away from the motherboard. Gently disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling it away 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.

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

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

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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.
  • 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.

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Remove the following screws from the motherboard using the Phillips #00 screwdriver: Two 3.9mm Phillips head screws.
  • 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.

I was wondering how did you get to loosen the 3.9mm Phillips screw on the top right.

lucato - Reply

Fixed that, the orange marker was a bit off, it was on an alignment pin instead of the actual screw which was just a bit more to the right.

Flying Dutchman -

I cannot reach the 3.9mm screw with any tool because it is underneath of the plastic body that holds the zoom +/- buttons. How old you remove that top right motherboard screw?

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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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