Introduction

This guide will show you how to open the outer shell of your Flip Video.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the device and take the batteries out.
  • Turn off the device and take the batteries out.

  • Remove metal sticker under the LCD screen with a spudger.

    • This may require a large force to pry off the glued sticker.

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Remove the 4 gray screw caps with the spudger. These cover the screw heads and protect from dirt or grime.
  • Remove the 4 gray screw caps with the spudger. These cover the screw heads and protect from dirt or grime.

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  • Remove the 5 10mm screws with the #00 Phillips screwdriver. These connect the back of the outer shell to the front of the outer shell.

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  • Open battery door. This can be done by gently depressing and sliding the battery down downward.

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  • Use the spudger to separate outer shells.

    • The spudger must be inserted between the shell halves to pry the edges apart.

    • Slowly work around the outside to separate the halves.

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  • Remove the 3 5mm screws securing the circuit board to the front shell with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Slowly lift the left side of the circuit board.

    • Do not attempt to remove the circuit board completely yet. It is still connected to the device.

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  • Disconnect the USB port cable from the back side of the circuit board.

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  • Slide out the battery contacts.

    • Battery contacts

    • Slot where battery contacts were located

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  • Remove black 3mm screw that secures wire to outer shell with #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift wire out of the outer shell slot.

    • The wire mount should stay attached to the wire.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the spring that holds the port door shut.

    • Make sure the spring is firmly grasped by the tweezers so that it does not shoot off of the case.

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  • Remove the 3 screws securing USB port cover to the outer case with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Remove the USB port cover.

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  • Remove the USB slider.

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  • Lift out the USB port slowly.

    • Since the hinge is spring loaded, be careful that no pieces fall out when the port is lifted.

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Conclusion

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

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