Introduction

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

Image 1/3: Keep the screws organized and separated as you remove them. Image 2/3: Keep the screws organized and separated as you remove them. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Remove the memory card.
  • Locate the memory card slot on the far right with the screen facing toward you.

  • Remove the memory card.

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Image 1/2: Remove all batteries and leave the slot open. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Take the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws. Image 2/3: Take the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the two screws. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: To reach these screws and remove them, attach the screwdriver extender to the #00 Phillips-head screwdriver. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Remove both screws. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Be sure not to apply too much force and damage the wires under the lid. Image 2/2: The top should dangle loosely from the camera and not be fully detached.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove both screws. Image 2/2: The removal of the 2 screws will allow you to remove the plastic AV covering.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Once the screw is removed, gently wiggle the flash out of place without damaging any internal parts. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the film to reveal the wires. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Take the new flash and solder it where the old one was removed.
  • 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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