Introduction

This guide shows how to clean and remove the zoom lens.

Image 1/2: One screw is on upper right corner of the back panel. Image 2/2: The other four screws are on the bottom of the camera.
  • Unscrew five Phillips screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • One screw is on upper right corner of the back panel.

  • The other four screws are on the bottom of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove the memory card from the slot.
  • Open memory card cover by moving the slide switch toward the top end of of the camera.

  • Remove the memory card from the slot.

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Image 1/1: This may require gentle rocking of the case to free it.
  • Remove the rear cover from the rest of the camera.

  • This may require gentle rocking of the case to free it.

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  • Unscrew the four Philips screws from the side of the casing and one screw from the bottom using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The cover may require gentle rocking to remove.
  • Free the front cover from the rest of the camera.

  • The cover may require gentle rocking to remove.

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  • Unscrew two Phillips screws above the LCD using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not pull the LCD too far because of the ribbon cable connection.
  • Gently separate the top of LCD from the rest of the camera using your thumb.

  • Be careful not pull the LCD too far because of the ribbon cable connection.

  • Place the Spudger in the hole of the electrical ribbon.

  • Gently pull the ribbon down using the Spudger until it is free from the camera but still connected to the LCD.

  • The LCD will still be connected to the rest of the camera

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Image 1/2: Free the bottom panel and attached ribbon from the rest of the camera. Image 2/2: Be careful not to damage the ribbon.
  • Unscrew single Phillips screw with a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Free the bottom panel and attached ribbon from the rest of the camera.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: Lift the clear plastic from the face of the camera, peeling the adhesive just below the zoom lens.
  • Turn over the camera.

  • Lift the clear plastic from the face of the camera, peeling the adhesive just below the zoom lens.

  • The plastic will still be connected on the left side.

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Image 1/1: Lift the ribbon gate using the Spudger.
  • Place the Spudger between the orange ribbon and the black ribbon gate.

  • Lift the ribbon gate using the Spudger.

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Image 1/1: Remove the ribbon from the ribbon gate by pulling the Spudger away from the gate.
  • Place the Spludger in the corner of the ribbon above the hole.

  • Remove the ribbon from the ribbon gate by pulling the Spudger away from the gate.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to damage the ribbon.
  • Free this ribbon and the bottom panel from the rest of the camera.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

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Image 1/1: Remove single Phillips screw below the LCD using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the camera over so you can see the LCD.

  • Remove single Phillips screw below the LCD using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift the blue ribbon gate using the Spudger.

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Image 1/1: Move the Spudger away from the gate to fully remove ribbon.
  • Insert the Spudger into the hole of the ribbon.

  • Move the Spudger away from the gate to fully remove ribbon.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

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  • Lift the LCD away from the rest of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to damage the two clips. Image 2/2: Be careful not to damage the two clips.
  • Lift off the capture button by wiggling it back and forth while pulling upward.

  • Be careful not to damage the two clips.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull out the ribbon cables from the gates using the Spudger. Image 2/2: Gently pull out the ribbon cables from the gates using the Spudger.
  • Flip open the four ribbon gates using the Spudger.

  • Gently pull out the ribbon cables from the gates using the Spudger.

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  • Unscrew the four Phillips screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to pull too hard and damage the white ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Place the Spudger so that it is between the logic board, the white ribbon cable, and the rest of the camera.
  • Gently lift the the logic board.

  • Be careful not to pull too hard and damage the white ribbon cable.

  • Place the Spudger so that it is between the logic board, the white ribbon cable, and the rest of the camera.

  • Remove the white ribbon cable by pulling the Spudger away from the camera, keeping it parallel to the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Pull the two plugs (white and green) out to the right from the logic board using the tweezers.
  • Lay the logic board back down so that it is resting on the body of the camera.

  • Pull the two plugs (white and green) out to the right from the logic board using the tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Please do not perform this step if you are not comfortable or have previous experience with soldering.  Doing so, could cause severe damage to your camera. Image 2/2: Desolder the two soldered ribbon cables attached to the logic board.
  • We're now ready to begin the desoldering process. You'll need a soldering iron, solder, and desoldering wick. You should be able to find these items at a Radio Shack if you don't already have them.

  • Please do not perform this step if you are not comfortable or have previous experience with soldering. Doing so, could cause severe damage to your camera.

  • Desolder the two soldered ribbon cables attached to the logic board.

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  • Free the logic board from the rest of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the three Phillips Screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the camera over so that the back is facing you.

  • Unscrew the three Phillips Screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Note that the ribbon cable is coming from the external front portion of the camera. Make sure that the ribbon cable will not get caught on anything. Image 2/2: Note that the ribbon cable is coming from the external front portion of the camera. Make sure that the ribbon cable will not get caught on anything.
  • Lift off the Memory Card casing, sliding the ribbon cable through the camera. Keep pulling until the Memory Card and ribbon cable have been removed from the camera.

  • Note that the ribbon cable is coming from the external front portion of the camera. Make sure that the ribbon cable will not get caught on anything.

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  • Unscrew one Phillips screws from the side and three Phillips screws from the back panel using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Lift the zoom lens away from the left portion of the camera so that there are three components connected by a ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables. Image 3/3: Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables.
  • Firmly push on the back of the zoom lens, removing it from the left portion of the camera.

  • Lift the zoom lens away from the left portion of the camera so that there are three components connected by a ribbon cables.

  • Be careful not to tear the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/1: The clear plastic is still attached to the battery casing.
  • The camera should now be able to be set in this orientation without too much stress on the cables.

  • The clear plastic is still attached to the battery casing.

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Image 1/2: Remove the plug from the ribbon cable using the tweezers. Image 2/2: The flash assembly is now free from the rest of the camera.
  • Locate the ribbon cable going from the battery case to the flash assembly.

  • Remove the plug from the ribbon cable using the tweezers.

  • The flash assembly is now free from the rest of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Pull off the clear plastic.
  • Pick up the remaining battery casing and zoom lens.

  • Pull off the clear plastic.

  • The clear plastic is secured by adhesive along the bottom edge and a small hook.

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Image 1/1: The back of the circuits are attached to the battery casing by a light adhesive, which can be removed with a slight pull upwards.
  • Lift the zoom lens off of the battery casing.

  • The back of the circuits are attached to the battery casing by a light adhesive, which can be removed with a slight pull upwards.

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  • The remaining pieces from left to right are: the battery casing, zoom lens and flash assembly.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two Phillips screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Once the screws are removed, there will be two components connected by a ribbon cable.
  • Pick up the zoom lens

  • Remove the two Phillips screws using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Once the screws are removed, there will be two components connected by a ribbon cable.

  • Be careful not to break the cable.

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Image 1/1: Remove the the LED from the circular socket by lifting the ribbon cable's end up and away from you.
  • Hold the two components back together.

  • Remove the the LED from the circular socket by lifting the ribbon cable's end up and away from you.

  • Unhook the lower part of the ribbon from the plastic pin.

  • Now the two components are free to separate.

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  • Unscrew one Phillips screw, using a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift off the panel, exposing the zoom lens gear drive.

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  • Lift off the shiny zoom lens ring.

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  • Lift out the ring under the shiny ring, using a tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Blow compressed air into the opening where you can see the gear track. Image 2/2: Blow compressed air into the opening where you can see the gear track.
  • Blow out any obstructing particles using compressed air in the slot created by the removal of the previous rings.

  • Blow compressed air into the opening where you can see the gear track.

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Conclusion

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

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