Introduction

This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to remove your flash unit for replacement.

Have a small Phillips-head screwdriver and extender, an opening tool, and a soldering iron to complete the following steps. Keep the screws organized and separated as you remove them. Keep the screws organized and separated as you remove them.
  • Have a small Phillips-head screwdriver and extender, an opening tool, and a soldering iron to complete the following steps.

  • Keep the screws organized and separated as you remove them.

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Locate the memory card slot on the far right with the screen facing toward you.
  • Locate the memory card slot on the far right with the screen facing toward you.

  • Remove the memory card.

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With the screen facing toward you, the battery slot can be found under the right side of the camera. Remove all batteries and leave the slot open.
  • With the screen facing toward you, the battery slot can be found under the right side of the camera.

  • Remove all batteries and leave the slot open.

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There are two screws to the right of the battery slot. Take the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws. Take the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws.
  • There are two screws to the right of the battery slot.

  • Take the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws.

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Inside the battery slot, there are another 3 screws located at the very bottom of each slot. To reach these screws and remove them, attach the screwdriver extender to the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver.
  • Inside the battery slot, there are another 3 screws located at the very bottom of each slot.

  • To reach these screws and remove them, attach the screwdriver extender to the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver.

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At the base of the battery flap, there are 2 screws located next to the hinges of the opening. Remove both screws.
  • At the base of the battery flap, there are 2 screws located next to the hinges of the opening.

  • Remove both screws.

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Using the pry tool, pry the top of the camera open. Be sure not to apply too much force and damage the wires under the lid.
  • Using the pry tool, pry the top of the camera open.

  • Be sure not to apply too much force and damage the wires under the lid.

  • The top should dangle loosely from the camera and not be fully detached.

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Once the top is loose, locate the 2 screws near the AV outlet. Remove both screws.
  • Once the top is loose, locate the 2 screws near the AV outlet.

  • Remove both screws.

  • The removal of the 2 screws will allow you to remove the plastic AV covering.

  • Once the AV cover is removed, there will be 1 more screw left to remove.

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Using the pry tool, gently remove the front cover of the camera  in order to expose the flash and the lens. Using the pry tool, gently remove the front cover of the camera  in order to expose the flash and the lens.
  • Using the pry tool, gently remove the front cover of the camera in order to expose the flash and the lens.

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Locate the black film under the flash unit and remove the screw holding it in place. Once the screw is removed, gently wiggle the flash out of place without damaging any internal parts.
  • Locate the black film under the flash unit and remove the screw holding it in place.

  • Once the screw is removed, gently wiggle the flash out of place without damaging any internal parts.

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There will be a second black film which is covering the flash wires. Remove the film to reveal the wires.
  • There will be a second black film which is covering the flash wires.

  • Remove the film to reveal the wires.

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Once the second film is removed and has revealed the flash wires, proceed  to unsolder the necessary wires in order to detach the flash.
  • Once the second film is removed and has revealed the flash wires, proceed to unsolder the necessary wires in order to detach the flash.

  • Take the new flash and solder it where the old one was removed.

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Conclusion

To reassemble, follow the disassemble steps in reverse order.

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