Introduction

If your camera is no longer reading SD cards, you may find that you need to replace your card reader. This guide will show you the steps necessary.

Image 1/1: Using your fingernail, slide the tab on the battery door up to release the battery door latch.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Push the gray lever to the right side so that the battery can be removed and replaced with a new one.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Using your fingernail, slide the tab on the battery door up to release the battery door latch.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Push in the old SD card until it clicks to remove it and then push in the new card until it clicks into place.
  • Open the battery compartment by lifting the card/battery door. You will see a thin SD Card slot below the battery.

  • Push in the old SD card until it clicks to remove it and then push in the new card until it clicks into place.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 5mm Phillips #000 screw above the rubber USB port cover.
  • Turn the camera so that the back is facing to your right.

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

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Image 1/1: It is held in place by a notched tether, but can be easily manipulated to slide out.
  • Remove the rubber piece with your fingers.

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the 5mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Turn your camera so that the bottom is facing you.

  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two remaining 5mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Gently pry the back panel from the main body of the camera. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: This back panel contains various control components of the camera as well as the LCD screen.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to lift the ribbon cable to remove the remaining hidden black 4mm Phillips #000 screw. Image 2/2: Be sure to lift the ribbon cable to remove the remaining hidden black 4mm Phillips #000 screw.
  • Remove the four silver 4mm Phillips #000 screws connecting the LCD screen to the back of the camera.

  • Be sure to lift the ribbon cable to remove the remaining hidden black 4mm Phillips #000 screw.

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  • The LCD screen can now be lifted from the right side to be replaced.

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Image 1/1: Gently pry up the black plastic tabs to slide out the ribbon cables
  • Remove all ribbon cables with the plastic spudger.

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the two black 5 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Turn your camera so that the top is facing you.

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

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Image 1/3: Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger. Image 2/3: Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger. Image 3/3: Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger.
  • Turn the grip side toward you.

  • Remove the rubber grip, using the plastic spudger.

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

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  • Remove the top panel of the device.

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  • Remove the front panel of the camera.

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Image 1/3: The motherboard can now be removed. Image 2/3: The motherboard can now be removed. Image 3/3: The motherboard can now be removed.
  • Remove the five silver 5mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • The motherboard can now be removed.

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Image 1/2: Remove the image sensor holder. Image 2/2: Remove the image sensor holder.
  • Remove the three silver 3mm Philips #000 screws from the image sensor holder.

  • Remove the image sensor holder.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not lose the springs underneath the screws on the image sensor Image 2/3: Using your fingers, lift the image sensor from the device. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • Using the plastic spuger, disconnect the wire strips that are attached to the SD card reader.

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  • Remove the three 3nm Phillips #000 screws connecting the SD card reader to the back of the device.

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  • Using your fingers, remove the SD card reader from the back of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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