Introduction

This guide illustrates how to remove the battery casing.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: On the backside of the camera, remove the 4.75 mm screw that sits at the top right corner. Image 2/2: Remove the four 4.75 mm screws that sit at the bottom of the camera.
  • Unless stated otherwise, use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove all screws.

  • On the backside of the camera, remove the 4.75 mm screw that sits at the top right corner.

  • Remove the four 4.75 mm screws that sit at the bottom of the camera.

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  • On the side of the camera, remove the two 4.75 mm screws that sit near the USB digital terminal.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two small metal plates, which the four screws held in place. Image 2/3: Remove the two small metal plates, which the four screws held in place. Image 3/3: Remove the two small metal plates, which the four screws held in place.
  • On the side of the camera, remove the four 4.75 mm screws that sit near the wrist strap mount.

  • Remove the two small metal plates, which the four screws held in place.

Remove the two small metal plates, which the four screws hold in place.

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Image 1/2: Remove the small black plastic piece and set it aside. Image 2/2: If necessary, use tweezers to remove the small black plastic piece.
  • When removing the casing, do not drop the small black plastic piece. This piece sits in a small gap above the lens, to the left of the flash, and underneath the camera case.

  • Remove the small black plastic piece and set it aside.

  • If necessary, use tweezers to remove the small black plastic piece.

  • Detach the front case and back case.

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Change the following directions to: "If necessary, use a tweezers to carefully remove the small black plastic piece."

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Image 1/1: Remove the 3.5 mm screw that sits on the metal plate at the bottom of the camera.
  • Do not remove the metal plate this step refers to. Removal at this step may damage the ribbon cable. Wait until the next step to remove the plate.

  • Remove the 3.5 mm screw that sits on the metal plate at the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove the two other 3.5 mm screws that sit on the side, to the left of the screw you just removed.

  • In the image, we have already removed some of the screws.

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Image 1/3: Gently release the black latch. Image 2/3: Remove the ribbon cable and metal plate assembly. Image 3/3: Remove the ribbon cable and metal plate assembly.
  • A ribbon cable attaches to the metal plate and to the main circuit board, on the front of the camera.

  • Gently release the black latch.

  • Remove the ribbon cable and metal plate assembly.

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Image 1/2: Remove the second 3.5 mm screw that sits directly above the LCD screen. Image 2/2: Gently detach the ribbon cable.
  • On the backside of the camera, remove the 3.5 mm screw that sits to the left of the viewfinder and above the LCD screen.

  • Remove the second 3.5 mm screw that sits directly above the LCD screen.

  • Gently detach the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: Gently release the black latch on the ribbon cable connector and detach the ribbon cable.
  • Locate the ribbon cable on the main circuit board, which sits below the lens.

  • Gently release the black latch on the ribbon cable connector and detach the ribbon cable.

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  • Remove the LCD screen and set it aside.

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Image 1/1: Gently flip open the black latch on the connector and detach the ribbon cable.
  • Locate the ribbon cable connection to the left of the lens on the main circuit board.

  • Gently flip open the black latch on the connector and detach the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: Gently disconnect the ribbon cables.
  • Locate the three ribbon cables on the main circuit board. Gently flip open these black latches.

  • Gently disconnect the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/2: Gently disconnect these connectors. Image 2/2: Gently disconnect these connectors.
  • Locate the white and green connectors underneath the flash.

  • Gently disconnect these connectors.

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  • Using a spudger, carefully pry the shutter button assembly from the camera.

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Image 1/1: Do not remove the main circuit board yet.
  • Remove the four screws securing the main circuit board to the rest of the camera. (In the image, some of the screws have already been removed)

  • Do not remove the main circuit board yet.

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Image 1/3: Gently lift the bottom of the main circuit board, the side without the soldered attachment points, like a hinge. Image 2/3: Locate the white ribbon cable attached to the underside of the main circuit board. Image 3/3: Gently remove the white ribbon cable from the connector.
  • Do not completely lift the circuit board off the camera. The circuit board is attached to the top of the camera by a soldered ribbon cable. Lifting the main circuit board off the camera will break these soldering points.

  • Gently lift the bottom of the main circuit board, the side without the soldered attachment points, like a hinge.

  • Locate the white ribbon cable attached to the underside of the main circuit board.

  • Gently remove the white ribbon cable from the connector.

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Image 1/2: Make note of the orientation of the ribbon cable connected to the CF card slot. You will need this for re-assembly. Image 2/2: Gently remove the CF card slot.
  • Locate and remove the three 3.45mm screws on the backside of the camera that secure the CF card slot.

  • Make note of the orientation of the ribbon cable connected to the CF card slot. You will need this for re-assembly.

  • Gently remove the CF card slot.

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Image 1/1: Locate the white connector that attaches the flex circuit to the capacitor.
  • Orient the camera so you are looking at the top.

  • Locate the white connector that attaches the flex circuit to the capacitor.

  • You may have to pull the connector out of a small space behind the flash bulb in order to access it.

  • Disconnect the connector.

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  • Adhesive tape attaches the flex circuit to the top of the camera. Gently un-stick the flex circuit from the tape, but do not completely remove the flex circuit.

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Image 1/2: Separate the battery compartment and the lens-flash assembly. Image 2/2: Separate the battery compartment and the lens-flash assembly.
  • Remove the two 3.45mm screws located on the backside of the camera.

  • Separate the battery compartment and the lens-flash assembly.

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Image 1/1: The next step requires the use of a soldering iron. Do not perform this step if you do not have experience soldering, you could permanently damage the mother board
  • Set the lens-flash assembly aside.

  • The next step requires the use of a soldering iron. Do not perform this step if you do not have experience soldering, you could permanently damage the mother board

  • De-solder the two soldered ribbon cables attached to the motherboard.

  • Separate the motherboard and battery case.

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  • Replace battery casing

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Conclusion

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

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