Introduction

If you find that your camera needs a new image sensor, this guide will show you how to replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Lay the camera on its back so that the card/battery door is facing you.
  • Lay the camera on its back so that the card/battery door is facing you.

  • Using your fingernail, slide the tab on the battery door up to release the battery door latch.

Lift the now free card/battery door to reveal the battery compartment.
  • Lift the now free card/battery door to reveal the battery compartment.

  • Push the gray lever to the right side so that the battery can be removed and replaced with a new one.

Turn the camera so that the back is facing to your right.
  • Turn the camera so that the back is facing to your right.

  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #000 screw above the rubber USB port cover.

2 more screws behind rubber cover.

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Remove the rubber piece with your fingers.
  • Remove the rubber piece with your fingers.

    • It is held in place by a notched tether, but can be easily manipulated to slide out.

Turn your camera so that the bottom is facing you.
  • Turn your camera so that the bottom is facing you.

  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #000 screws.

There is a 6th screw next to the battery door.

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Now turn the camera so that the front is facing towards your right.
  • Now turn the camera so that the front is facing towards your right.

  • Remove the two remaining 5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Now that all of the exterior screws have been removed, grip the camera firmly on both sides. Gently pry the back panel from the main body of the camera. There are two ribbon cables that need to be removed in order for the back panel to come free from the camera body, as indicated.
  • Now that all of the exterior screws have been removed, grip the camera firmly on both sides.

  • Gently pry the back panel from the main body of the camera.

    • There are two ribbon cables that need to be removed in order for the back panel to come free from the camera body, as indicated.

    • This back panel contains various control components of the camera as well as the LCD screen.

Do NOT pry until you’ve removed the eye gasket, and the 2 screws behind this! You will break the camera.

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Remove all ribbon cables with the plastic spudger.
  • Remove all ribbon cables with the plastic spudger.

  • Gently pry up the black plastic tabs to slide out the ribbon cables

Turn your camera so that the top is facing you.
  • Turn your camera so that the top is facing you.

  • Remove the two black 5 mm Phillips #000 screws.

Turn the grip side toward you. Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger. Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger.
  • Turn the grip side toward you.

  • Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger.

Remove the black 5 mm Phillips #000 screw, located under the grip.
  • Remove the black 5 mm Phillips #000 screw, located under the grip.

Remove the top panel of the device.
  • Remove the top panel of the device.

Remove the front panel of the camera. Remove the front panel of the camera.
  • Remove the front panel of the camera.

Remove the five silver 5mm Phillips #000 screws. The motherboard can now be removed. The motherboard can now be removed.
  • Remove the five silver 5mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • The motherboard can now be removed.

Remove the three silver 3mm Philips  #000 screws from the image sensor holder. Remove the image sensor holder.
  • Remove the three silver 3mm Philips #000 screws from the image sensor holder.

  • Remove the image sensor holder.

Remove the three remaining silver 3mm Philips  #000 screws from the image sensor. Be careful not lose the springs underneath the screws on the image sensor Using your fingers, lift the image sensor from the device.
  • Remove the three remaining silver 3mm Philips #000 screws from the image sensor.

    • Be careful not lose the springs underneath the screws on the image sensor

  • Using your fingers, lift the image sensor from the device.

Conclusion

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

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Thanks for the post. I was able to take this apart without damage to any of the camera parts. I am wondering if you happen to have the data sheet for the camera sensor, 704f? I cannot seem to find one.

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