Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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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  2. 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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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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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