Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Eleven 3 mm Phillips screws Image 2/3: Using too much pressure when removing the screws may strip the screws and complicate screw removal at a later time. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1:
  • 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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Image 1/1: 3mm Phillips screws
  • Remove the three black screws that surround the lens.

    • 3mm Phillips screws

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the LCD ribbons gently using the spudger. Image 2/3: Disconnect the LCD ribbons gently using the spudger. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Unlock lens mechanism located on the bottom of the device using your fingers. Image 2/3: Be sure to not use excessive force to avoid damaging any parts. Image 3/3: 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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