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.

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  • 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:

    • 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:

    • One 3.4mm Phillips head screw.

    • One 5.9 mm Phillips head screw.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

Jeff Ramsey - Reply

I hate to bring up an old question, but did you ever manage to get this screw off with your camera? I am working on mine yet I am about to simply drill through the plastic under the zoom buttons.

jeremy cohan -

You have to remove the top part of the camera body to reach the screw. It is also much easier to reconnect flat cables.

Max - Reply

Where can I find a replacement board. I cannot find one anywhere!

Matt Jones - Reply

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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