Introduction

This process involves soldering—make sure you are proficient at soldering before attempting this task.

Because many soldering irons take time to heat up, turn yours on before beginning. This will save you time later on in the procedure.

Image 1/3: Slide the tab to the right to open the battery cover. Image 2/3: Slide the tab to the right to open the battery cover. Image 3/3: Slide the tab to the right to open the battery cover.
  • Locate the battery cover on the bottom of your camera.

  • Slide the tab to the right to open the battery cover.

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Image 1/2: Using your fingers, slide the battery out of the camera. Image 2/2: This was not the original battery that came the camera, so yours may look different.
  • Flip the battery cover open.

  • Using your fingers, slide the battery out of the camera.

  • This was not the original battery that came the camera, so yours may look different.

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Image 1/3: Pull up on the memory card to remove it. Image 2/3: Pull up on the memory card to remove it. Image 3/3: Pull up on the memory card to remove it.
  • Push down on the memory card until it clicks and releases.

  • Pull up on the memory card to remove it.

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Image 1/1: The display screen of the camera should be facing towards you.
  • Remove the two 3.1mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • The display screen of the camera should be facing towards you.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 3.1mm screws.
  • With the screen facing you, rotate the camera counter clock-wise onto it's side.

  • Remove the two 3.1mm screws.

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Image 1/1: The side with the charging port should now be facing up.
  • With the screen still facing you, rotate the camera 180 degrees.

  • The side with the charging port should now be facing up.

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Image 1/2: Rotate the cover so that you have access to the screw underneath. Image 2/2: Remove both 3.1mm screws.
  • Use the tool (or fingers) to pry open the charging port cover.

  • Rotate the cover so that you have access to the screw underneath.

  • Remove both 3.1mm screws.

  • The image still shows the screw from step 3 in place.

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Image 1/2: With the battery door still open, use a spudger to remove the cover from the front of the camera. Image 2/2: With the battery door still open, use a spudger to remove the cover from the front of the camera.
  • Turn the camera so the bottom is once again facing up.

  • With the battery door still open, use a spudger to remove the cover from the front of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to break the tabs that hold it in place.
  • Pull off the the front cover.

  • Be careful not to break the tabs that hold it in place.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to break the tabs. Image 2/3: Be careful not to break the tabs. Image 3/3: Be careful not to break the tabs.
  • Use the spudger to remove the back cover.

  • Be careful not to break the tabs.

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  • Turn on soldering Iron.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to break the wires that connect the housing to the body of the camera. Image 2/3: Be careful not to break the wires that connect the housing to the body of the camera. Image 3/3: Be careful not to break the wires that connect the housing to the body of the camera.
  • Gently take off the tabs of the power button housing from the camera.

  • Be careful not to break the wires that connect the housing to the body of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Cut the wires half way between the microphone and body of camera.
  • Make sure the battery is removed.

  • Cut the wires half way between the microphone and body of camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 3.1mm screw holding speaker to the housing. Image 2/3: Remove the two clips and the metal cover will be released Image 3/3: When you remove the metal cover the spring will shoot out.
  • Take note of the spring. You will need to re-install it later.

  • Remove the 3.1mm screw holding speaker to the housing.

  • Remove the two clips and the metal cover will be released

  • When you remove the metal cover the spring will shoot out.

  • Image of the spring.

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Image 1/2: Force will be needed since the speaker is glued to the housing. Image 2/2: Force will be needed since the speaker is glued to the housing.
  • Using tweezers, grab the wires to pull the speaker from the plastic housing.

  • Force will be needed since the speaker is glued to the housing.

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Image 1/1: Strip the ends of the newly cut wires.
  • When cutting the wires, leave approximately 25-30mm of the wire on the speaker.

  • Strip the ends of the newly cut wires.

  • Expose only 2 mm of bare wire.

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Image 1/1: If the tip of the paperclip melts, the iron should be ready.
  • Test the heat of the soldering iron by touching it to the tip of a paperclip.

  • If the tip of the paperclip melts, the iron should be ready.

  • If you have never used a soldering iron before, please consult the tutorial in the description of this guide, or watch the following video: How To Solder Or Soldering Techniques.

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  • Tin the exposed wire.

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Image 1/1: Do not apply force to the speaker wires during this step.  If the wires break, you will need to re-solder them.
  • Solder the red wire to the right terminal, and the black wire to the left terminal.

  • Do not apply force to the speaker wires during this step. If the wires break, you will need to re-solder them.

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  • Place the speaker back in it's housing.

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Image 1/1: Do not attach the screw.
  • Place the metal cover over the speaker.

  • Do not attach the screw.

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Image 1/1: The easiest way to keep the spring in place is to re-install the speaker and its cover before the spring.
  • Take note of how the spring sits in the plastic.

  • The easiest way to keep the spring in place is to re-install the speaker and its cover before the spring.

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Image 1/2: After the spring is around the screw hole post, replace the screw so that the cover stays in place. Image 2/2: After the spring is around the screw hole post, replace the screw so that the cover stays in place.
  • Lift up the corner of the metal cover and slide the spring in so it rests around the screw hole.

  • After the spring is around the screw hole post, replace the screw so that the cover stays in place.

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  • To reattach the speaker housing to the rest of the camera, make sure the pins and clips are aligned.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow the case disassembly guide in reverse.

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