Introduction

The camera lens is located on the front side of the overall case. This guide will show you how to repair the broken or malfunctioned lens.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Use the Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove the two screws at the bottom of the camera. Set screws aside.

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Image 1/2: Use a Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove both screws.  Set the screws aside. Image 2/2: Use a Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove both screws.  Set the screws aside.
  • Hold the camera right side up with the LCD screen facing you. There is a rubber cover on the left side of the camera. Move the cover out of the way to expose another screw.

  • Use a Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove both screws. Set the screws aside.

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Image 1/2: Note: You may see a memory card. If so, remove the card by pushing down on it and it will come loose so you can gently pull it out. Image 2/2: Use the Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove the two screws on either side of the memory card. Set the screws aside.
  • Hold the camera right side up with the LCD screen facing you. Open the battery on the right side of the camera casing by pushing slightly in the direction of the arrow.

  • Note: You may see a memory card. If so, remove the card by pushing down on it and it will come loose so you can gently pull it out.

  • Use the Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counterclockwise, to remove the two screws on either side of the memory card. Set the screws aside.

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Image 1/2: Use the Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counter clockwise to remove the two screws on either side of the battery slots and set them aside. Image 2/2: When reassembling the camera, make sure that the grey part of the battery cover is underneath the two halves of the camera casing.  The black cover should fit over the empty space where the batteries go and the holes for the screws should line up with the holes in the casing. You may need to pull the green part of the inside of the camera away from the grey tab in order to move the battery cover into place.
  • While pulling the grey tab towards the back of the camera, lift the black section of the battery cover up.

  • Use the Phillips head screwdriver, rotating counter clockwise to remove the two screws on either side of the battery slots and set them aside.

  • When reassembling the camera, make sure that the grey part of the battery cover is underneath the two halves of the camera casing. The black cover should fit over the empty space where the batteries go and the holes for the screws should line up with the holes in the casing. You may need to pull the green part of the inside of the camera away from the grey tab in order to move the battery cover into place.

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  • Hold the camera right side up with the LCD screen facing you. Remove the screen battery located to the left of the screen. Set it aside.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the camera apart, and be aware that the ribbons are at the bottom of the camera. Image 2/2: Gently pull the camera apart, and be aware that the ribbons are at the bottom of the camera.
  • Be cautious when completing this step, as the camera will only be held together by two short ribbons.

  • Gently pull the camera apart, and be aware that the ribbons are at the bottom of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Use the metal tweezers to gently move the black tabs away from the eye viewing lens. Image 2/2: Gently pull the white ribbon out of the connection.
  • On the front half of the camera, locate the black tabs on either side of the white ribbon.

  • Use the metal tweezers to gently move the black tabs away from the eye viewing lens.

  • Gently pull the white ribbon out of the connection.

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Image 1/3: Use the metal tweezers to gently move the black tabs away from the eye viewing lens. Image 2/3: Gently pull the orange ribbon out of the connection. Image 3/3: Note: Your camera should now be in two separate pieces. You can set aside the half with the LCD screen.
  • On the front half of the camera, locate the black tabs on either side of the orange ribbon.

  • Use the metal tweezers to gently move the black tabs away from the eye viewing lens.

  • Gently pull the orange ribbon out of the connection.

  • Note: Your camera should now be in two separate pieces. You can set aside the half with the LCD screen.

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Image 1/3: Pull out the inside of the camera from the the outside casing. Image 2/3: Detach the thin orange strip using the metal tweezers. Image 3/3: Detach the thin orange strip using the metal tweezers.
  • Unscrew all the highlighted screws on the inside of the back case.

  • Pull out the inside of the camera from the the outside casing.

  • Detach the thin orange strip using the metal tweezers.

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  • Remove all the highlighted screws that are located around the lens.

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Image 1/3: The lens may now be removed from the camera, and replaced with a new one. Image 2/3: Note: When removing the lens, be aware that small pieces may fall out. Image 3/3: Note: When removing the lens, be aware that small pieces may fall out.
  • Detach the last remaining orange strip from the camera as you did in the previous steps.

  • The lens may now be removed from the camera, and replaced with a new one.

  • Note: When removing the lens, be aware that small pieces may fall out.

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Conclusion

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

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