Introduction

Use this guide to access the motherboard to reseat connections on the motherboard or to remove the motherboard for replacement.

  1. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

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  2. Remove the two screws from the side  of the camera casing with the strap.  (4mm Phillips 00)
    • Remove the two screws from the side of the camera casing with the strap. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the bottom of the camera. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera opposite the strap. (2mm Phillips 00)

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    • Pull off the front cover.

    • If the top of the cover sticks, use gentle downward pressure on the retention clips above the lens to release.

    • Remove the back cover.

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    • Remove the microphone connector by gripping it with the tool and gently, with a wiggling motion, pull it out.

    • Pull the connector straight out by the white connector. Pulling on the wires will damage them.

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    • Lift off the mechanical shutter button assembly.

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    • Use the spudger to lift the tab on the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector located at the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

    • Slide out the ribbon cable.

    • Use the spudger to pry up each side of the Flat-Topped Connectors

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    • Remove the press fit ribbon cable by prying upward with spudger tool.

    • It is not necessary to remove the Lens or Flash Assemblies to remove the motherboard.

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    • Remove the bottom right screw from the motherboard. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove top and lower left black screws from the motherboard. (2.5mm Phillips 00)

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    • Lift out the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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