Introduction

If the lens cover on your camera will not open or close it could be caused by debris blocking the mechanism or a broken mechanism component. This guide will show you how to remove the lens cover from your camera so you can clean or repair it.

On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt. On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt. On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt.
  • On the right side of the camcorder remove the grip belt.

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Hold on to the battery.
  • Hold on to the battery.

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On the bottom of the battery hold the battery release switch.
  • On the bottom of the battery hold the battery release switch.

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Remove the battery slowly away from the camcorder.
  • Remove the battery slowly away from the camcorder.

  • Removing the battery quick or in a different angle may cause sparks and damage to device.

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Remove the two  8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on. Remove the two  8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on.
  • Remove the two 8mm Philips #000 screws on the side where the grip belt was located on.

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Remove the two 4mm Philips #000 head screws from the bottom of the camcorder.
  • Remove the two 4mm Philips #000 head screws from the bottom of the camcorder.

  • A hidden 4mm Philips #000 screw is shown under the black plug shown.

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Remove the side piece plate.
  • Remove the side piece plate.

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Near the LCD screen, remove the three 7mm Philips #000 screws in the picture shown.
  • Near the LCD screen, remove the three 7mm Philips #000 screws in the picture shown.

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Carefully place the camcorder where the inside of the device is facing upwards and remove the 3mm Philips #000 screw shown.
  • Carefully place the camcorder where the inside of the device is facing upwards and remove the 3mm Philips #000 screw shown.

  • Do not use strong magnetic parts on the inside, as they may damage the device.

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Using the spudger, pull the tab shown to start removing the ribbon cable.
  • Using the spudger, pull the tab shown to start removing the ribbon cable.

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Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device. Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device. Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device.
  • Using the Spudger, carefully remove the two ribbon cables that are connected to the top of the device.

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Remove the top  piece.
  • Remove the top piece.

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Remove the two 5mm Phillips #000 screws near the LCD screen.
  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips #000 screws near the LCD screen.

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Remove the single 5mm Phillips #000 screw located on the top of the camera near the lens cover.
  • Remove the single 5mm Phillips #000 screw located on the top of the camera near the lens cover.

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Unplug the cord connecting the camera to the lens cover. Grip the white plug near the port and pull it out.
  • Unplug the cord connecting the camera to the lens cover. Grip the white plug near the port and pull it out.

  • Do not pull the cord by the wires. Grip the white plastic plug.

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The lens cover is detached from the camera and can now be removed.
  • The lens cover is detached from the camera and can now be removed.

  • Repair or replace damaged components in the lens cover.

  • Ensure lens cover mechanism is free of debris.

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Conclusion

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

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