Introduction

This guide shows the user how to take out the logic board, and therefore have the opportunity to replace a defective board.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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 spudger to carefully remove the logic board from behind.

    • Remove the detached logic board from the camera.

Conclusion

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

Chris Wren

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