Introduction

This guide will involve complete disassembly of the camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Slide the switch on the battery cover labeled "CARD/BATT. OPEN." to the right.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Press on and release the memory card to eject it.

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Unscrew the 5mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the camera.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take out the 4mm Phillips #00 screw under the rubber flap on the right end of the camera.

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Remove the second battery cover on the bottom of camera. 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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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.
  • 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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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!
  • 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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Remove the back case of the camera by pulling from the top.
  • 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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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from above the ribbon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using a spudger, lift the grey tabs to allow the ribbon to slide out.

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Since the tabs have been lifted, the ribbon should now slide out out easily.
  • 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.
  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw located above the small black piece on the right side of the mother board.

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Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw at the bottom of the black piece. 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw that is located on the top of camera.

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Remove the 2mm Phillips #00 screw that is located on the far left of the motherboard.
  • 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.
  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #00 screw near the bottom left of the motherboard.

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Using a spudger, unlock the locking mechanism that holds the lower orange ribbon in place. 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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Using a spudger, unlock the locking mechanism that holds the upper orange ribbon in place.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Remove the six 2mm Phillips #00 screws that are located under the motherboard.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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