Introduction

This guide will be helpful if you need to replace any part of the camera that does not have a specific repair guide. To complete this guide, you will need to desolder wires from the motherboard and circuit boards. Learn more about soldering here.

  1. Turn the camera upside down.
    • Turn the camera upside down.

    • Place your thumb on the switch, and slide it towards the center of the camera.

    • The compartment will pop open.

  2. Once you have the battery compartment open, slide the orange tab away from the battery until it ejects.
    • Once you have the battery compartment open, slide the orange tab away from the battery until it ejects.

    • Pull the battery out.

    • Begin by removing the outside screws using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver:

      • Remove the three 3.6 mm silver screws located on the bottom of the camera.

      • Remove all four of the 4.7 mm screws from the sides of the camera.

    • Remove all screws below using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver:

      • Lift up the screen and remove the two 4.5 mm screws located in the bottom corners.

      • Remove the 4.0 mm screw that is located behind the screen and directly under the eye piece.

    • Carefully lift up the bottom piece of the camera to remove it.

    • Do not pull hard when removing the backing because it could rip the orange strip attached to the motherboard.

    • Gently pull off the back of the camera from the left side so that it is partially open.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it

    • Refer to the next step to see pictures of how to properly use the spudger when removing a strip.

    • For all five indicated orange strips:

      • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

    • For the last orange strip located behind the top strip:

      • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

    • This step is required if you are doing a full disassembly, but can be skipped if you are only removing the motherboard.

    • For the two orange strips attached to the capacitor circuitboard:

      • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

    • Remove all screws listed below using a Phillips #000 screwdriver:

      • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws at the bottom of the silver plate.

      • Hold back the clear strip to reveal a 2.8 mm screw on the left of the silver plate and remove it.

    • Peel back the copper plate.

    • Remove the three 2.6 mm screws located in the top two corners and the bottom right corner of the motherboard using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Tilt up the motherboard to locate the black, grey, and red wires.

    • Desolder these wires in order to completely remove the motherboard.

    • You can learn about soldering techniques here.

    • Remove the four 4.4 mm silver screws at the corners of the lens using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Pull the lens toward the bottom of the camera so it can clear the silver tab.

    • Then push the lens with your index fingers from the front of the camera until it is removed.

    • Do not touch the leads on the capacitor below the green circuitboard because they can shock you.

    • Remove the silver 3.4 mm screw from the top left corner of the capacitor circuitboard using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Desolder the red, black, grey, and green wires attached to the capacitor circuitboard so the circuitboard is disconnected and can be set aside.

    • Rotate the camera so you are looking at the bottom.

    • Remove the two silver 3.4 mm screws on the silver plate that are holding the eyepiece using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Lift the eyepiece out of the camera.

    • To remove the LCD screen, look at the back of the tiltable screen plate.

    • Remove the two black 3.7 mm screws in the back corners of the screen plate using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Lay the back panel flat to lift off the clear casing that is over the LCD screen.

    • You have disassembled the Fujifilm X30 camera!

Conclusion

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

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the big question is how to repair the common stuck open flash?

Don Makaveli - Reply

and the broken battery latch (orange tab)? Thanks.

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