Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the lens of your camera. This replacement would be necessary if the lens of your camera has a scratch on it or if your camera is not taking pictures properly due to faulty connections from the lens to the internal components of your camera.

Locate the battery housing cover on the bottom of your camera. Place a finger on the textured portion of the battery housing cover. Slide the cover in the direction that the arrow is pointing.
  • Locate the battery housing cover on the bottom of your camera.

  • Place a finger on the textured portion of the battery housing cover.

  • Slide the cover in the direction that the arrow is pointing.

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Use your finger to pivot the orange tab away from the battery. Use your finger to pivot the orange tab away from the battery.
  • Use your finger to pivot the orange tab away from the battery.

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Pull the battery out of the housing with your fingers.
  • Pull the battery out of the housing with your fingers.

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Remove the two  4mm Hex screws that connect the grip to the camera with a Hex head screwdriver. Remove the two Phillips screws to the left of the hex screws with a Phillips head screwdriver:
  • Remove the two 4mm Hex screws that connect the grip to the camera with a Hex head screwdriver.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws to the left of the hex screws with a Phillips head screwdriver:

    • One 2mm screw

    • One 3mm screw

  • Remove the grip from the front of the camera by pulling it away from the lens and then away from the camera.

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Remove the following three Philips screws from the flash release side of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:
  • Remove the following three Philips screws from the flash release side of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 4.5mm screw

    • One 1.75mm screw

Disasemblying my camera I can say that some of the screw lenths are not correct, (some of them just a few milimeters, but other a have a big mistake). Just consider that and take note of every screw you took off. You will be very pleased later. =)

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Remove the following three Philips screws from the bottom of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:
  • Remove the following three Philips screws from the bottom of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • One 3.25mm screw

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 2.75mm screw

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Rotate the LCD screen away from the camera. Rotate the LCD screen away from the camera.
  • Rotate the LCD screen away from the camera.

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Remove the following four Phillips  screws securing the back panel with a Philips Head screwdriver:
  • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the back panel with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 3 mm screws

    • One 2mm screw

    • One 2.5 mm screw

In step 8, I would say (disemblying my camera) that both screws on the top are 4mm. And the ones on the bottom are 2,5mm.

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Lift the back casing up far enough to expose the ribbon cables.
  • Lift the back casing up far enough to expose the ribbon cables.

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Use a plastic spudger to gently release the locking tab holding the ribbon cable, closest to the edge of the camera, in place. Repeat this process for the second ribbon cable to the right.
  • Use a plastic spudger to gently release the locking tab holding the ribbon cable, closest to the edge of the camera, in place.

  • Repeat this process for the second ribbon cable to the right.

  • Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.

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Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.
  • Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.

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Remove the five Phillips screws that are attached to the copper plate with a Philips Head screwdriver: Two 3mm screws
  • Remove the five Phillips screws that are attached to the copper plate with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 3mm screws

    • Two 1.5mm screws

    • One 4mm screw

  • Lift the copper plate away from the camera.

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Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the silver plate with a Philips Head screwdriver: Two 2.9mm screws on the front of the camera One 1.8mm screw on the bottom of the camera
  • Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the silver plate with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 2.9mm screws on the front of the camera

    • One 1.8mm screw on the bottom of the camera

  • Lift the silver plate away from the camera.

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Use the plastic spudger to lift up both sides of the ribbon cable from its connector pins. The male end is on the left and the female end is on the right. The right side of the cable is notched.
  • Use the plastic spudger to lift up both sides of the ribbon cable from its connector pins.

  • The male end is on the left and the female end is on the right. The right side of the cable is notched.

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Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to rotate the black plastic locking tab towards the ribbon cable. Insert the pointed end of the plastic spudger into a small hole on the side of the ribbon cable and pull the ribbon cable out of its housing. Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the ribbon cable connector from the motherboard.
  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to rotate the black plastic locking tab towards the ribbon cable.

  • Insert the pointed end of the plastic spudger into a small hole on the side of the ribbon cable and pull the ribbon cable out of its housing.

  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the ribbon cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Both ribbon cables should be removed after this step.

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Release the flash by sliding the flash release towards the lens. The flash release is located on the side of the camera closest to the lens.
  • Release the flash by sliding the flash release towards the lens.

    • The flash release is located on the side of the camera closest to the lens.

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Remove the following two Phillips screws from the flash cavity with a Philips Head screwdriver: Remove the 2mm screw to the right of the flash.
  • Remove the following two Phillips screws from the flash cavity with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Remove the 2mm screw to the right of the flash.

    • Remove the 2.5mm screw to the left of the flash.

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Remove the 2.5mm Phillips screw from the front plate with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pull up on the top portion of the camera to separate the top casing from the camera body.
  • Remove the 2.5mm Phillips screw from the front plate with a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Pull up on the top portion of the camera to separate the top casing from the camera body.

    • Make sure the flash is up. Otherwise the top casing will not release.

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Remove the 3.5mm Phillips screw from the grey tab on the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver. Rotate the camera so the back panel is facing you.
  • Remove the 3.5mm Phillips screw from the grey tab on the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

  • Rotate the camera so the back panel is facing you.

  • Remove the 1.4mm Phillips screw from the sliver tab near the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

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Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to release the plastic retaining clip on the side plate closest to the lens. Rotate the side plate closest to the lens toward the lens of the camera and then pull the plate away from the camera.
  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to release the plastic retaining clip on the side plate closest to the lens.

  • Rotate the side plate closest to the lens toward the lens of the camera and then pull the plate away from the camera.

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Release the plastic locking tab of the upper ribbon cable with the plastic spudger. Pull the top ribbon cable from its mount with the fine tip metal tweezers. Remove the bottom ribbon cable with the fine tip metal tweezers by pulling it toward the flash switch side of the camera.
  • Release the plastic locking tab of the upper ribbon cable with the plastic spudger.

  • Pull the top ribbon cable from its mount with the fine tip metal tweezers.

  • Remove the bottom ribbon cable with the fine tip metal tweezers by pulling it toward the flash switch side of the camera.

    • The bottom ribbon cable does not have a locking tab; it simply slides in and out.

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Pull the front plate off the camera body.
  • Pull the front plate off the camera body.

  • It should slide off easily. If it does not, ensure that all screws and ribbon cables from previous steps have been removed or disconnected.

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Remove the rubber dust cover from the camera by moving the hooks away from the three prongs holding them in place and then pulling the cover away from the camera.
  • Remove the rubber dust cover from the camera by moving the hooks away from the three prongs holding them in place and then pulling the cover away from the camera.

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Remove the following two Phillips screws from the side of the camera with the three connector ports with a Phillips head screwdriver: One 2.5mm screw
  • Remove the following two Phillips screws from the side of the camera with the three connector ports with a Phillips head screwdriver:

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 3.3mm screw

  • Pull the metal shield away from the camera.

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Use the plastic spudger to remove the ribbon cable from the motherboard by placing the spudger under the ribbon cable connector and pulling up. Remove the 2.8mm screw from the motherboard. Do not try to remove the motherboard from the camera yet.
  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the ribbon cable from the motherboard by placing the spudger under the ribbon cable connector and pulling up.

  • Remove the 2.8mm screw from the motherboard.

  • Do not try to remove the motherboard from the camera yet.

  • Carefully rotate the motherboard upward.

  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the ribbon cable from the bottom of the motherboard by placing the spudger under the ribbon cable connector and pulling up.

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Lift the motherboard away from the camera.
  • Lift the motherboard away from the camera.

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Lay the camera on a flat surface while performing these steps because removing the frame causes the camera to fall apart. Remove the four 4.25mm Philips screws from the silver frame that surrounds the lens of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver. Remove the frame by lifting straight up.
  • Lay the camera on a flat surface while performing these steps because removing the frame causes the camera to fall apart.

  • Remove the four 4.25mm Philips screws from the silver frame that surrounds the lens of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

  • Remove the frame by lifting straight up.

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Separate the lens from the other components of the camera.
  • Separate the lens from the other components of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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