Introduction

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

  1. Have a small Phillips-head screwdriver and extender, an opening tool, and a soldering iron to complete the following steps.
    • 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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  2. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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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