Introduction

The image sensor is what actually captures the image when you take a picture. If damaged, the sensor can cause blurred, distorted, or even black pictures.

  1. Slide open the battery cover.
    • Slide open the battery cover.

    • Push the small orange tab to the side so the battery can be removed.

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  2. Slide the battery out of the battery compartment.
    • Slide the battery out of the battery compartment.

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    • Two Phillips screws need to be removed using a #00 Phillips screwdriver. The upper screw is under the USB port cover, which can simply be pulled away gently from the casing. the lower screw is visible on the panel.

    • The screws are different sizes. The .125 inch screw is located under the USB port cover. The 0.85 inch screw goes in the lower hole on the panel.

    • When looking at the back of the camera, these two screws are on the right panel of the camera.

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    • Remove the right side cover from the camera casing.

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    • Remove a .07 inch Phillips screw using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Remove two .085 inch Phillips screws from the left side of the camera using a #00 Philips screwdriver.

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    • Remove the left side cover from the camera.

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    • Remove three .15 inch Phillips screws from the bottom of the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Once the casing is unscrewed, hold the camera with one side facing down, and lift the opposite face of the casing to open it.

    • Remove the internal camera components and layout out all pieces on a clean surface.

    • The front and back cover may require gentle rocking to remove.

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    • Carefully wedge the pry tool under the ribbon in the ribbon gate.

    • Gently remove the ribbon from the ribbon gate by pulling it away from the gate with the pry tool.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

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    • Gently press the ribbon back to get access to a Phillips screw behind it.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

    • Unscrew two .125 inch long Phillips screws using a #00 Philips screwdriver.

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    • Remove the ribbon with a pry tool by gently pulling it out of the ribbon gate tab.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

    • Pull the button board away from the rest of the camera.

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    • Unscrew one .113 inch Phillips screw using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Lift the LCD screen up and away from the tab that holds it in place on the face of the camera.

    • Be careful, the LCD screen is still connect to the camera by a ribbon cable.

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    • Gently press the pry tool under the ribbon gate and lift up to free the ribbon connecting the LCD to the circuit board.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon.

    • The LCD can now be completely removed from the camera.

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    • Place the pry tool under ribbon gate and gently lift it up, disconnecting the ribbon.

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    • Unscrew three .15 inch Phillips screws from the back of the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Use the pry tool to gently lift the image sensor away from the rest of the camera.

    • Be careful not to damage the image sensor as you pry it up.

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Conclusion

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

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