Introduction

In order to access the battery compartment, the back cover of the camera needs to first be removed.

Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 7 screws on the sides of the camera: Four 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the bottom of the camera Two 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the right side of the camera
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 7 screws on the sides of the camera:

    • Four 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the bottom of the camera

    • Two 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the right side of the camera

    • One 3.95mm Phillips screw located on the left side of the camera

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Slide open the battery compartment cover with your thumb.
  • Slide open the battery compartment cover with your thumb.

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Wedge the edge of the spudger between the front and back case, near the corner of the flash. Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the camera, creating an opening. Insert the spudger into the left side of the camera, above the screwhole. Then carefully run it along this edge.
  • Wedge the edge of the spudger between the front and back case, near the corner of the flash.

  • Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the camera, creating an opening.

  • Insert the spudger into the left side of the camera, above the screwhole. Then carefully run it along this edge.

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Watch out for the orange ribbon that is still attached to the back cover when you lift it up. It is very delicate and might rip. Slowly lift the back cover straight up, lightly jiggling it if necessary.
  • Watch out for the orange ribbon that is still attached to the back cover when you lift it up. It is very delicate and might rip.

  • Slowly lift the back cover straight up, lightly jiggling it if necessary.

  • Remove the battery compartment cover.

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Gently insert the spudger under the clip holding the orange ribbon. The clip should lift up and the ribbon will slide out.
  • Gently insert the spudger under the clip holding the orange ribbon. The clip should lift up and the ribbon will slide out.

  • This step will free the back cover from the rest of the camera.

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Pull gently when removing the speaker so you don't rip the wire attached to it.
  • Pull gently when removing the speaker so you don't rip the wire attached to it.

  • Use the tweezers to grab the speaker (located on left side of the camera) and pull straight up.

  • The speaker will still be connected to the motherboard, but it will not be attached to the front case.

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Use the tweezers to pull gently on the small orange ribbon, located in upper left hand corner near the flash, to remove the square insert.
  • Use the tweezers to pull gently on the small orange ribbon, located in upper left hand corner near the flash, to remove the square insert.

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Use your fingers to slowly pull the flash straight up.
  • Use your fingers to slowly pull the flash straight up.

  • The step may take a little jiggling.

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Do not fully separate the motherboard unit from the front cover. There is still a ribbon attached and it will rip. Slightly separate the front cover from the motherboard unit (which consists of the motherboard, speaker, screen, and battery compartment).
  • Do not fully separate the motherboard unit from the front cover. There is still a ribbon attached and it will rip.

  • Slightly separate the front cover from the motherboard unit (which consists of the motherboard, speaker, screen, and battery compartment).

  • Rotate the bottom portion of the motherboard unit (the screen and battery compartment) over the lens unit.

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Use your fingers to remove the tripod mount.
  • Use your fingers to remove the tripod mount.

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Be gentle when undoing the ribbon clips. They break easily. Gently stick the spudger under the ribbon clips and lift them up. Use the tweezers to pull both ribbons out of the ribbon clips.
  • Be gentle when undoing the ribbon clips. They break easily.

  • Gently stick the spudger under the ribbon clips and lift them up.

  • Use the tweezers to pull both ribbons out of the ribbon clips.

  • The motherboard unit should now be free from the rest of the camera.

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Locate the wires running from the battery compartment to the main motherboard.
  • Locate the wires running from the battery compartment to the main motherboard.

  • There are two sets of black and red wires.

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Use the tweezers to grab one set of wires near where it connects to the motherboard. Pull the set of wires straight out. Repeat these steps for the other set of wires.
  • Use the tweezers to grab one set of wires near where it connects to the motherboard.

  • Pull the set of wires straight out.

  • Repeat these steps for the other set of wires.

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Lift and pull outward (at the same time) the two battery clips that are next to the screen. The battery compartment should now be detached from the rest of the motherboard unit. The battery compartment should now be detached from the rest of the motherboard unit.
  • Lift and pull outward (at the same time) the two battery clips that are next to the screen.

  • The battery compartment should now be detached from the rest of the motherboard unit.

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Conclusion

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

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