Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the camera lens of your Flip Video.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the device and take the batteries out. Remove metal sticker under the LCD screen with a spudger.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Disconnect the USB port cable from the back side of the circuit board.

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Slide out the battery contacts.
  • Slide out the battery contacts.

    • Battery contacts

    • Slot where battery contacts were located

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With the LCD screen facing away from you, remove the 2 bronze 3 mm screws securing the LCD using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • With the LCD screen facing away from you, remove the 2 bronze 3 mm screws securing the LCD using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Flip over the circuit board and unlock the two black tabs on the ribbon connector by sliding them upwards.
  • Flip over the circuit board and unlock the two black tabs on the ribbon connector by sliding them upwards.

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Gently pull out ribbon cable.
  • Gently pull out ribbon cable.

    • If the ribbon cable does not come out easily you may not have fully unlocked the ribbon cable connector in the previous step.

  • The LCD screen is now removed and can be replaced.

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Flip over circuit board so the ribbon connector is facing up. Remove the 2 stainless steel 3mm screws securing the lens to circuit board with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Flip over circuit board so the ribbon connector is facing up.

  • Remove the 2 stainless steel 3mm screws securing the lens to circuit board with the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • The lens can now be removed and replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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