Introduction

If your flash has burned out or just stopped working, here is how to replace it so you can continue taking great pictures!

  • Before you begin taking apart your device, the first, and MOST IMPORTANT STEPS are to:

  • Turn off your camera.

  • Remove the battery to prevent risk of shock.

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Turn off your camera by pressing the power button, located on the top-center of the device. Locate the battery door on the bottom right area of the camera case.
  • Turn off your camera by pressing the power button, located on the top-center of the device.

  • Locate the battery door on the bottom right area of the camera case.

  • Place your finger firmly on the black rubber pad on the battery door and slide the door to the right to open it.

  • Locate the orange battery release button beneath the battery door.

  • Slide the battery release button downward to release the battery.

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Be careful when removing screws, as they are stripped easily.
  • Be careful when removing screws, as they are stripped easily.

  • Remove the two screws located on the left side of the camera case, using the Phillips screwdriver #00 (2.0 mm).

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Remove the two screws on the bottom of the camera located near the battery door (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).
  • Remove the two screws on the bottom of the camera located near the battery door (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

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Remove the screw located on the lower right side of the camera case (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).
  • Remove the screw located on the lower right side of the camera case (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

  • Remove the HDMI A/V out port cover located on the upper right side of the camera.

  • Remove the screw located just beneath the port cover removed in step 2. (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (2.0 mm).

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Remove the back portion of the camera case to reveal the screw located on the top of the case.
  • Remove the back portion of the camera case to reveal the screw located on the top of the case.

  • Remove the screw from the top of camera case, located next to the shutter button (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (1.5 mm).

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Carefully pry the case apart at the seem, using your fingers. Be careful not to over bend the small metal projections located along the seams. These aid in holding the case together. Be careful not to allow dust or other particles to settle inside of the camera while the case is detached. This can cause functional issues in the future.
  • Carefully pry the case apart at the seem, using your fingers.

  • Be careful not to over bend the small metal projections located along the seams. These aid in holding the case together.

  • Be careful not to allow dust or other particles to settle inside of the camera while the case is detached. This can cause functional issues in the future.

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Disconnect the copper ribbon next to the blue port on the motherboard Disconnect the copper ribbon next to the blue port on the motherboard
  • Disconnect the copper ribbon next to the blue port on the motherboard

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  • To remove ribbon cable, gently lift the black tab with a flat head screwdriver. Lift from the top of the camera towards the bottom. This releases the cable. Be gentle, as the cables are fragile.

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Remove the L shaped bracket around the top and right side of the LCD screen Remove the L shaped bracket around the top and right side of the LCD screen Remove the L shaped bracket around the top and right side of the LCD screen
  • Remove the L shaped bracket around the top and right side of the LCD screen

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Insert the flat side of the spudger tool carefully on the top of the LCD screen and lift the screen free Insert the flat side of the spudger tool carefully on the top of the LCD screen and lift the screen free Insert the flat side of the spudger tool carefully on the top of the LCD screen and lift the screen free
  • Insert the flat side of the spudger tool carefully on the top of the LCD screen and lift the screen free

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Carefully remove the large copper ribbon on the front of the camera (attached with adhesive pads) Carefully remove the large copper ribbon on the front of the camera (attached with adhesive pads)
  • Carefully remove the large copper ribbon on the front of the camera (attached with adhesive pads)

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Remove the ribbon wire attached at the bottom right corner of the front of the camera.  You do NOT need to remove this from the motherboard. Remove the ribbon wire attached at the bottom right corner of the front of the camera.  You do NOT need to remove this from the motherboard.
  • Remove the ribbon wire attached at the bottom right corner of the front of the camera. You do NOT need to remove this from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the screw on the circuit board on the front of the camera (length 3.5 mm) Unscrew the screw on the lower left part of the silver part of the back under where the LCD screen was. Unscrew the screw on the top of the silver part of the back
  • Unscrew the screw on the circuit board on the front of the camera (length 3.5 mm)

  • Unscrew the screw on the lower left part of the silver part of the back under where the LCD screen was.

  • Unscrew the screw on the top of the silver part of the back

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Lift the flash housing up and forward from the top of the camera to carefully remove Lift the flash housing up and forward from the top of the camera to carefully remove Lift the flash housing up and forward from the top of the camera to carefully remove
  • Lift the flash housing up and forward from the top of the camera to carefully remove

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Conclusion

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

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