Introduction

Prerequisite Only

Removing the casing from the camera is necessary to perform any sort of maintenance to the internals of the camera. Once the case is separated from the camera, make certain to be gentle and disconnect any wire harnesses to avoid damaging any components.

Place the camera upside down and position it to where the back of the camera is visible.
  • Place the camera upside down and position it to where the back of the camera is visible.

Pull the orange tab to the right to release the primary battery.
  • Pull the orange tab to the right to release the primary battery.

To remove the secondary battery, reposition the camera to where the display screen is facing upwards.
  • To remove the secondary battery, reposition the camera to where the display screen is facing upwards.

  • Place your finger inside the empty battery compartment and pull away from the camera on the ridged battery tab.

Place the camera on its side with the soft touch grip facing up and the top of the camera facing right.
  • Place the camera on its side with the soft touch grip facing up and the top of the camera facing right.

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Slide the memory card door in the direction of the arrow engraved on the camera.  Once the door has slid open to its full position, lift up on the door.
  • Slide the memory card door in the direction of the arrow engraved on the camera. Once the door has slid open to its full position, lift up on the door.

With the door open, push down the small black plunger next to the CF slot. The CF card will disengage from the slot and be ejected far enough that you can grasp it between thumb and forefinger and remove it from the slot.
  • With the door open, push down the small black plunger next to the CF slot. The CF card will disengage from the slot and be ejected far enough that you can grasp it between thumb and forefinger and remove it from the slot.

  • The plunger will stay in its depressed position until a CF card is again inserted in the slot.

Remove the three black 4 mm JIS #0 screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the three black 4 mm JIS #0 screws on the bottom of the camera.

Remove the two black 6 mm Phillips screws from the right side of the camera. Remove the two black 6 mm Phillips screws from the right side of the camera.
  • Remove the two black 6 mm Phillips screws from the right side of the camera.

Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips screws on each side of the camera under the strap hooks. Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips screws on each side of the camera under the strap hooks. Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips screws on each side of the camera under the strap hooks.
  • Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips screws on each side of the camera under the strap hooks.

Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips head screws on the side of the camera opposite to the hand grip.
  • Remove the two black 4 mm Phillips head screws on the side of the camera opposite to the hand grip.

Remove the three 1 mm Phillips #0 screws located in the memory card slot.
  • Remove the three 1 mm Phillips #0 screws located in the memory card slot.

  • Two of these screws are black, and the third is silver.

Gently pry off the back casing.
  • Gently pry off the back casing.

  • Before completely removing the back casing, be sure to disconnect the single ribbon cable running from the motherboard to the LCD display.

  • Use a spudger to lift the tab on the ribbon cable's ZIF connector.

  • Gently pull the ribbon cable out of the connector.

Conclusion

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

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This was invaluable - I had to replace the door over the memory card slot. I bought one through Amazon, but had no idea how to do it. Thankfully, this guide and my 64 bit driver kit (which I have used many, many times) made it a ten minute job. Thanks!

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