Introduction

This guide will involve complete disassembly of the camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: While still holding the switch, pull the cover down, allowing it to release and open.
  • Slide the switch on the battery cover labeled "CARD/BATT. OPEN." to the right.

  • While still holding the switch, pull the cover down, allowing it to release and open.

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  • Tilt the camera slightly to allow the batteries to fall out.

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  • Press on and release the memory card to eject it.

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Image 1/1: Make sure to keep the different size screws organized to make reassembling the camera simpler.
  • Unscrew the 5mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the camera.

  • Make sure to keep the different size screws organized to make reassembling the camera simpler.

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  • Unscrew the three 2mm Phillips #00 screws that are located on the bottom of the camera.

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  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw that is located on the left side of the camera, if the display screen is facing you.

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  • Take out the 4mm Phillips #00 screw under the rubber flap on the right end of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Take the silver battery out of the camera. Image 2/2: Take the silver battery out of the camera.
  • Remove the second battery cover on the bottom of camera.

  • Take the silver battery out of the camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the light grey, plastic piece. Image 2/3: Remove the plastic portion of the battery flap cover. The metal piece will remain attached. Image 3/3: Remove the plastic portion of the battery flap cover. The metal piece will remain attached.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside of the flap that hides the battery and memory card slots.

  • Remove the light grey, plastic piece.

  • Remove the plastic portion of the battery flap cover. The metal piece will remain attached.

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Image 1/3: If it does not pull apart right away, use a little more force. Image 2/3: Do not give up! Image 3/3: Do not give up!
  • Slightly pull on each side of the camera. It should loosen up and come apart.

  • If it does not pull apart right away, use a little more force.

  • Do not give up!

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Image 1/1: Be careful when pulling off the case. There is a delicate gold ribbon connecting the bottom of the camera to the back case.
  • Remove the back case of the camera by pulling from the top.

  • Be careful when pulling off the case. There is a delicate gold ribbon connecting the bottom of the camera to the back case.

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  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from above the ribbon.

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  • Gently peel off the blue tape on the top of the LCD screen.

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  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw previously concealed by the blue tape.

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  • Gently lift the LCD screen off of the front casing by pulling up a tab on the side of the camera.

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  • Using a spudger, lift the grey tabs to allow the ribbon to slide out.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to distort the ribbon in any way.
  • Since the tabs have been lifted, the ribbon should now slide out out easily.

  • Be careful not to distort the ribbon in any way.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw located above the small black piece on the right side of the mother board.

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Image 1/2: Detach the black piece that the screws previously held in place. Image 2/2: Detach the black piece that the screws previously held in place.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw at the bottom of the black piece.

  • Detach the black piece that the screws previously held in place.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw in the middle of the motherboard.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw that holds the metal piece to the bottom of the camera .

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw that is located on the top of camera.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage the multiple adjacent orange ribbons.
  • Remove the 2mm Phillips #00 screw that is located on the far left of the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to damage the multiple adjacent orange ribbons.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw near the bottom left of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Once unlocked, slide out the ribbon. Image 2/2: Once unlocked, slide out the ribbon.
  • Using a spudger, unlock the locking mechanism that holds the lower orange ribbon in place.

  • Once unlocked, slide out the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: Once unlocked, slide out the ribbon.
  • Using a spudger, unlock the locking mechanism that holds the upper orange ribbon in place.

  • Once unlocked, slide out the ribbon.

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  • All that is required is to unsolder the few remaining wires. Then, the motherboard will be ready to be replaced!

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  • Remove the six 2mm Phillips #00 screws that are located under the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: The lens piece can now be removed from the camera. Image 2/2: The lens piece can now be removed from the camera.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw that is located under the now disconnected top orange ribbon.

  • The lens piece can now be removed from the camera.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw on the back of the lens piece.

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  • Remove the 2mm Phillips #00 screw on the bottom of the lens piece.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #00 screws on the top of the lens piece.

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  • Gently slide off the black piece surrounding the lens. The lens is now disassembled!

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Conclusion

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

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please put a big warning note on the step after removing the blue tape from the lens. and the next on is where you lift something on the mother board with a spluger..something like that. well i used a screwdriver and got such a big electrical shock.... scared the crapola out of me. please make a note .... can get electrical shock....

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