Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the flash bulb.

Remove the battery and SD Card from their slots.  Leaving these in could cause the battery to ground and ruin the electronics.
  • Remove the battery and SD Card from their slots. Leaving these in could cause the battery to ground and ruin the electronics.

  • Unscrew the six screws on the casing. Two are on the bottom as pictured; two more are on each side of the camera.

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Pull the lanyard mount off of the camera using a spudger or your fingers.
  • Pull the lanyard mount off of the camera using a spudger or your fingers.

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Find the line that separates the casing into its two halves.  Hold each half seperately, and gently pull apart. Note that there is a small metal clip holding the two halves together. It might help to press down on the back half (indicated) while pulling upward slightly on the front half.
  • Find the line that separates the casing into its two halves. Hold each half seperately, and gently pull apart.

  • Note that there is a small metal clip holding the two halves together. It might help to press down on the back half (indicated) while pulling upward slightly on the front half.

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Take hold of the inside of the camera, and gently pull away from the back casing.
  • Take hold of the inside of the camera, and gently pull away from the back casing.

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Remove the square, clear, rubber protector from the front of the logic board.  This is not necessary to remove, but can easily fall off and get lost during later steps.
  • Remove the square, clear, rubber protector from the front of the logic board. This is not necessary to remove, but can easily fall off and get lost during later steps.

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When you reassemble the camera, make sure the switch on the casing (pictured left) matches the position of the switch on the camera internals.
  • When you reassemble the camera, make sure the switch on the casing (pictured left) matches the position of the switch on the camera internals.

  • The black viewfinder padding (pictured right) can easily fall off the casing. Make sure you don't lose it when moving around parts.

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Remove the LCD cable by gently prying the hinge open with a spudger or your finger. The cable should easily slide out.
  • Remove the LCD cable by gently prying the hinge open with a spudger or your finger. The cable should easily slide out.

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Lift up the metallic-colored clip with the spudger to remove the shutter panel.
  • Lift up the metallic-colored clip with the spudger to remove the shutter panel.

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Remove the shutter panel with the spudger, now that the clip is released.
  • Remove the shutter panel with the spudger, now that the clip is released.

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Use the spudger or your finger to release the orange ribbon from the logic board.
  • Use the spudger or your finger to release the orange ribbon from the logic board.

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Pull the ribbon out of the socket using the spudger or your finger.
  • Pull the ribbon out of the socket using the spudger or your finger.

  • Disconnect the two other ribbons from the logic board in the same fashion.

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Lift up the large green flap by using the spudger to pry up top right yellow edge.
  • Lift up the large green flap by using the spudger to pry up top right yellow edge.

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Pull the flap back with the spudger so that the logic board is exposed.
  • Pull the flap back with the spudger so that the logic board is exposed.

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Use the screwdriver to remove the three screws on the logic board. Take note that the bottom right screw is shorter than the other two.
  • Use the screwdriver to remove the three screws on the logic board. Take note that the bottom right screw is shorter than the other two.

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Use the spudger to carefully remove the logic board from behind.
  • Use the spudger to carefully remove the logic board from behind.

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Remove the detached logic board from the camera.
  • Remove the detached logic board from the camera.

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Remove the side screw holding the flash bulb.
  • Remove the side screw holding the flash bulb.

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Remove the orange ribbon from below the lens.
  • Remove the orange ribbon from below the lens.

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Grasp the plug that yellow and black wires are attached to, and gently remove. Tweezers are very helpful here.
  • Grasp the plug that yellow and black wires are attached to, and gently remove. Tweezers are very helpful here.

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Note that there is a capacitor in the flash bulb assembly, under the small circuit board. Do not touch the two metal terminals, as the capacitor may discharge. Damage and personal injury may result. Use the spudger to carefully lift the flash bulb out. Use the spudger to carefully lift the flash bulb out.
  • Note that there is a capacitor in the flash bulb assembly, under the small circuit board. Do not touch the two metal terminals, as the capacitor may discharge. Damage and personal injury may result.

  • Use the spudger to carefully lift the flash bulb out.

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Conclusion

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

Sean Whelan

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excellent a+!

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