Introduction

If a lens error is not resolved by turning off the camera and then turning it back on, or by removing grit that may be stuck in the lens, this guide will teach you how to remove the lens for replacement.

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  • Turn the camera over so that the bottom of the camera is facing up.

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Image 1/2: The battery door will open, allowing you to access the battery. Image 2/2: The battery door will open, allowing you to access the battery.
  • Apply slight pressure to the battery door and slide your finger over the release button in the direction of the arrows to open the battery door.

  • The battery door will open, allowing you to access the battery.

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Image 1/1: Remove the battery.
  • Push the the orange battery lock back to release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/1: Close the battery door, and turn the camera over so that the bottom of the camera is facing up.
  • Working on your electronic device while it is powered on can result in electric shock. Power off, unplug, and remove the battery of your device before continuing.

  • Close the battery door, and turn the camera over so that the bottom of the camera is facing up.

  • Using a PH000 screwdriver, remove the two 5.5mm screws.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 4mm PH000 screws from the side of the camera.
  • Turn the camera over to the side

  • Remove the two 4mm PH000 screws from the side of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Lift open the latch that covers the camera's data ports. Image 2/2: Remove the one 2.4mm PH000 screw on the left.
  • Turn camera over to the data port side with the panel that reads A/V Out.

  • Lift open the latch that covers the camera's data ports.

  • Remove the one 2.4mm PH000 screw on the left.

  • Remove the one 4mm PH000 screw on the right.

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Image 1/2: Remove the front cover. Image 2/2: Remove the front cover.
  • Turn the camera over so the lens is facing up.

  • Remove the front cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove the back cover. Image 2/2: Remove the back cover.
  • Turn the camera over so that the screen is facing up.

  • Remove the back cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove two 2.4mm PH000 screws from the plate on the front of camera. Image 2/2: Gently remove the plate.
  • Turn the camera over so the lens is facing up.

  • Remove two 2.4mm PH000 screws from the plate on the front of camera.

  • Gently remove the plate.

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Image 1/2: After removing the front panel in the previous step, the AV/OUT panel should be free to remove.  Gently slide out the A/V panel. Image 2/2: After removing the front panel in the previous step, the AV/OUT panel should be free to remove.  Gently slide out the A/V panel.
  • Turn the camera over to the data port side again.

  • After removing the front panel in the previous step, the AV/OUT panel should be free to remove. Gently slide out the A/V panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 2.4mm PH000 screws from the top of the camera to the left of the power on/off switch. Image 2/2: Gently remove the panel from the side of the camera.
  • Turn the camera over so the top panel that reads "Image Stabilizer" is facing up.

  • Remove the two 2.4mm PH000 screws from the top of the camera to the left of the power on/off switch.

  • Gently remove the panel from the side of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Remove one 3.2mm PH000 screw from the top of the LCD screen. Image 2/2: Remove one 3.2mm PH000 screw from the bottom of the LCD screen.
  • Turn the camera over so the screen is facing up.

  • Remove one 3.2mm PH000 screw from the top of the LCD screen.

  • Remove one 3.2mm PH000 screw from the bottom of the LCD screen.

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Image 1/2: Gently remove the top panel. Image 2/2: Gently remove the top panel.
  • When you remove the top panel it will remain attached by a small orange cable. You can leave the cable attached; it will not obstruct you from completing the following steps.

  • Gently remove the top panel.

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  • Remove two 3.2mm PH000 screws on the side of the camera, to the right of the button that reads "Func. Set."

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Image 1/2: Gently remove the small, orange data cable. The cable should now hang free. Image 2/2: Gently remove the small, orange data cable. The cable should now hang free.
  • Use a nylon spudger to flip open the teeth holding the small, orange data cable in place.

  • Gently remove the small, orange data cable. The cable should now hang free.

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Image 1/1: Gently remove the panel to the right of the LCD screen.
  • Once the data cable is removed, the panel to the right of the LCD screen with the button that reads "Func. Set" will be free to remove.

  • Gently remove the panel to the right of the LCD screen.

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Image 1/2: Find where the data cable connects on the front of the camera. Image 2/2: Find where the data cable connects on the front of the camera.
  • Locate the large, yellow data cable by turning the camera over so the lens is facing up.

  • Find where the data cable connects on the front of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Gently remove the data cable. Image 2/2: Gently remove the data cable.
  • Use a nylon spudger to flip open the teeth that are holding the large, yellow data cable in place.

  • Gently remove the data cable.

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Image 1/3: Remove the LCD screen. Image 2/3: Remove the LCD screen. Image 3/3: Remove the LCD screen.
  • Turn the camera over so the screen is facing up.

  • Remove the LCD screen.

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Image 1/3: Then, remove the rest of the casing. Image 2/3: The top of the LCD screen casing should now be removed. Image 3/3: The top of the LCD screen casing should now be removed.
  • To remove the casing around the LCD screen, begin by removing the top of the casing (which is in two pieces). First, remove the small hinge on the right side.

  • Then, remove the rest of the casing.

  • The top of the LCD screen casing should now be removed.

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Image 1/3: You should now have three components: The back of the LCD screen casing, the LCD screen, and the front of the LCD screen casing. Image 2/3: The LCD screen is now removed and can be replaced or set aside to access other camera components. Image 3/3: The LCD screen is now removed and can be replaced or set aside to access other camera components.
  • Carefully slide out the LCD screen from the back part of the casing.

  • You should now have three components: The back of the LCD screen casing, the LCD screen, and the front of the LCD screen casing.

  • The LCD screen is now removed and can be replaced or set aside to access other camera components.

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  • The LCD screen should now be removed from the body of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Swivel the bracket away from the body of the camera, and remove the remaining 1.8mm screw underneath. Image 2/2: Swivel the bracket away from the body of the camera, and remove the remaining 1.8mm screw underneath.
  • To remove the flash assembly located on the right side of the camera, remove the 1.8mm screw from the right side of the bracket that is holding the flash assembly in place.

  • Swivel the bracket away from the body of the camera, and remove the remaining 1.8mm screw underneath.

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  • From the top of the camera, detach the flash assembly ribbon behind the flash bulb using the point of the spudger or small tweezers.

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Image 1/3: If difficult to remove,  use the flat end of the spudger to lift the flash assembly from the bottom. Image 2/3: The flash assembly should now be free from the camera. Image 3/3: The flash assembly should now be free from the camera.
  • Using your fingers, remove the flash assembly.

    • If difficult to remove, use the flat end of the spudger to lift the flash assembly from the bottom.

  • The flash assembly should now be free from the camera.

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  • Using a Philips 000 screwdriver, remove the 5-(2.7mm long) screws from the silver plate that the lens is mounted to on the back (screen side) of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Gently lift the second lens ribbon  in the center of the circuit board using the spudger. Image 2/2: Gently lift the second lens ribbon  in the center of the circuit board using the spudger.
  • From the front (lens side) of the camera, gently lift the first lens ribbon at the bottom of the circuit board using the spudger.

  • Gently lift the second lens ribbon in the center of the circuit board using the spudger.

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Image 1/2: The bracket is spring loaded and will bounce off. Image 2/2: Lift the LED light gently away from the camera.
  • Using the point of the spudger, carefully lift the bracket off of the LED light on the upper-left corner of the lens.

    • The bracket is spring loaded and will bounce off.

  • Lift the LED light gently away from the camera.

    • It will remain attached to the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: Gripping the lens with your fingers, remove the lens from the front (lens side) of the camera.
  • The lens should now be free to remove.

  • Gripping the lens with your fingers, remove the lens from the front (lens side) of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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