Image 1/2: Battery must be removed to avoid shorting any part of the camera Image 2/2: Battery must be removed to avoid shorting any part of the camera
  • Remove Battery by sliding open the battery cover on the bottom of the camera.

  • Battery must be removed to avoid shorting any part of the camera

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Image 1/3: Remove the 2 small screws on the side of the camera near the HDMI input panel. Image 2/3: Remove the 2 small screws on the opposite side of the camera. Image 3/3: Remove the 2 small screws on the bottom of the camera near the tripod mounting hole.
  • Their will be 6 screws removed during this step, all can be removed using a small phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the 2 small screws on the side of the camera near the HDMI input panel.

  • Remove the 2 small screws on the opposite side of the camera.

  • Remove the 2 small screws on the bottom of the camera near the tripod mounting hole.

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  • Once all of the clips around the plastic cover are releaesed, the cover will lift off.

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Image 1/2: Remove the single small screw near the display to detach the display mounting bracket from the camera. The bracker should now lift easily off the camera, set it aside for now. Image 2/2: Remove the other screw at the bottom corner of the camera to make removing the display easier in the next step.
  • Take off the mounting bracket that holds the display in place.

  • Remove the single small screw near the display to detach the display mounting bracket from the camera. The bracker should now lift easily off the camera, set it aside for now.

  • Remove the other screw at the bottom corner of the camera to make removing the display easier in the next step.

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Image 1/3: Using a small and relatively soft pointed tool, slowly pull out the ribbon using the hole shown in the image. The ribbon should be completely removed. Image 2/3: The display should now be partially disconnected from the back side of the camera. Image 3/3: The display should now be partially disconnected from the back side of the camera.
  • This step will consist of detaching the first of three logic ribbons that are connecting the display to the camera.

  • Using a small and relatively soft pointed tool, slowly pull out the ribbon using the hole shown in the image. The ribbon should be completely removed.

  • The display should now be partially disconnected from the back side of the camera.

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  • Remove the front camera case in order to access the logic ribbons still connecting the display to the camera. In order to remove the front camera case, slowly pry around the edges using a prying tool to free the case. A lens piece will fall out of the inside of the camera. Set this aside.

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  • Remove the two screws that hold the top part the the camera. One is short, one is long.

  • With a spudger remove the two rubber buttonlike things from the top part to prevent pulling on the flex.

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Image 1/3: Flip the larger tab holding down this other logic ribbon. Both of the ribbons should be easily removable now. Image 2/3: We will now be able to access the last ribbon connecting the display to the camera. Image 3/3: We will now be able to access the last ribbon connecting the display to the camera.
  • Flip the small tab holding down this logic ribbon.

  • Flip the larger tab holding down this other logic ribbon. Both of the ribbons should be easily removable now.

  • We will now be able to access the last ribbon connecting the display to the camera.

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Image 1/3: The display can now be lifted off the camera and the logic ribbons attached in the front can slide out. Image 2/3: The display can now be lifted off the camera and the logic ribbons attached in the front can slide out. Image 3/3: The display can now be lifted off the camera and the logic ribbons attached in the front can slide out.
  • Flip the tab and remove the last ribbon.

  • The display can now be lifted off the camera and the logic ribbons attached in the front can slide out.

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Image 1/2: This will allow you to finish removing the copper panel with either your hands or a prying tool. Image 2/2: This will allow you to finish removing the copper panel with either your hands or a prying tool.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws on the small circuit board at the top of the camera.

  • This will allow you to finish removing the copper panel with either your hands or a prying tool.

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  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove all of the screws attaching the metal panel to the device. Take care to keep a record of which screws go where as they are of assorted sizes.

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  • It is now possible the remove the flash assembly.

  • First disconnect the connection in the flex, then move the flash unit out of the way. The unit has some plastic isolation, but still, take care, high voltage here if freshly loaded.

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  • Remove the indicated screw on the front facing side of the lens.

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Image 1/2: Next use a prying tool to lift off the copper plate. Image 2/2: Next use a prying tool to lift off the copper plate.
  • Remove the indicated screw holding the copper plate in place using a Phillips screwdriver.

  • Next use a prying tool to lift off the copper plate.

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Image 1/2: Next, remove the small attached ribbon by lifting up the clip and gently pulling the ribbon out. Image 2/2: Next, remove the small attached ribbon by lifting up the clip and gently pulling the ribbon out.
  • Remove the indicated screw on the front facing side of the lens using a Philips screwdriver.

  • Next, remove the small attached ribbon by lifting up the clip and gently pulling the ribbon out.

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Image 1/1: Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the four screws connecting the actual lens to the lens bracket.
  • Lift the lens up to reveal the indicated screws underneath.

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the four screws connecting the actual lens to the lens bracket.

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  • Using a prying tool, remove the lens bracket for the actual lens. Do this gently.

This is separating the lens from the sensor so be careful with both. You can disassemble the lens itself but is a Real Puzzle to reassemble. With five rings that have to mesh correctly, not to mention the position of the aperture and the Image Stabilized middle lens, and two flexes that have to be put in their correct locations.

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Conclusion

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

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Great guide. My camera broke, couple of weeks back. The lens was extended and it won't retract. It just gives the lens error message. Orders a replacement lens from eBay fro $35 and used this guide to replace it.

dhanu802 - Reply

There is a step missing, on removing the flash, one side screw and one front, above the lens, otherwise perfect. thank you so much, just as above I had a lens error and ordered a replacement for 14£ from ebay. all works now. thanks.

Adrian Salariu - Reply

Is there no other 'fix' without replacing the lens assembly on this particular "Lens error "issue?

profeduards - Reply

@profeduards: try to reseat the flexes from the aperture and IS. You can disassemble the lens to reset the position and/or remove sand but make lots of pictures of the process, and mark (with pencil) a line over the rings (from the front) to know what ring goes where when reassembling. It's possible to reassemble without (as I did, lens was extended so i couldnt) but the process is long, arduous and takes a lot of patience.

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