Introduction

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

Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Lift out the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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