Introduction

The lens can be safely removed in only seven simple steps.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the following eleven screws securing the covers to the ZS3 Eleven 3 mm Phillips screws Using too much pressure when removing the screws may strip the screws and complicate screw removal at a later time.
  • Remove the following eleven screws securing the covers to the ZS3

    • Eleven 3 mm Phillips screws

  • Using too much pressure when removing the screws may strip the screws and complicate screw removal at a later time.

On some versions of this model, removing the back cover will suffice for this repair. The back cover is secured by only six screws.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry apart the back cover from the rest of the unit as shown. Be sure to carefully and slowly lift the back cover. Forcefully lifting the back cover and fully separating it at this point may ruin internal connections.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry apart the back cover from the rest of the unit as shown.

  • Be sure to carefully and slowly lift the back cover. Forcefully lifting the back cover and fully separating it at this point may ruin internal connections.

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Using your fingernail or a spudger, flip up the ZIF locking flap on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit. Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.
  • Using your fingernail or a spudger, flip up the ZIF locking flap on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit.

  • Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.

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Remove the two LCD board ribbon cables out of their sockets.
  • Remove the two LCD board ribbon cables out of their sockets.

There are two ribbon cables: a wide one for the lcd display itself, and a thin one for the backlight. When reassembling, it is easy to reverse the polarity on the backlight cable, in which case the backlight will not work. Make a note of the polarity as you disassemble.

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when I pried the small band's socket, the socket came off the board. What do I do now ? can I resolder it and where to ????

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Remove the three black screws that surround the lens.
  • Remove the three black screws that surround the lens.

    • 3mm Phillips screws

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Using a spudger, flip up the locking flaps on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit. Disconnect the LCD ribbons gently using the spudger. Disconnect the LCD ribbons gently using the spudger.
  • Using a spudger, flip up the locking flaps on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit.

  • Disconnect the LCD ribbons gently using the spudger.

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Using your fingers or a spudger, gently remove the lens mechanism from the rest of the camera. Unlock lens mechanism located on the bottom of the device using your fingers. Be sure to not use excessive force to avoid damaging any parts.
  • Using your fingers or a spudger, gently remove the lens mechanism from the rest of the camera.

    • Unlock lens mechanism located on the bottom of the device using your fingers.

    • Be sure to not use excessive force to avoid damaging any parts.

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Conclusion

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

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