Introduction

You will have to take off the back cover of the camera in order to access the glass display screen.

Image 1/3: Four 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the bottom of the camera Image 2/3: Two 3.95mm Phillips screws located on the right side of the camera Image 3/3: One 3.95mm Phillips screw located on the left 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.

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Image 1/3: Carefully run the spudger along the right edge of the camera, creating an opening. Image 2/3: Insert the spudger into the left side of the camera, above the screwhole. Then carefully run it along this edge. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Slowly lift the back cover straight up, lightly jiggling it if necessary. Image 2/2: Remove the battery compartment cover.
  • 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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Image 1/1: This step will free the back cover from the rest of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Use the tweezers to grab the speaker (located on left side of the camera) and pull straight up.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: The step may take a little jiggling.
  • Use your fingers to slowly pull the flash straight up.

  • The step may take a little jiggling.

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Image 1/2: Slightly separate the front cover from the motherboard unit (which consists of the motherboard, speaker, screen, and battery compartment). Image 2/2: Rotate the bottom portion of the motherboard unit (the screen and battery compartment) over the lens unit.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently stick the spudger under the ribbon clips and lift them up. Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to pull both ribbons out of the ribbon clips. Image 3/3: The motherboard unit should now be free from the rest of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Locate the orange ribbon that goes from the screen to the bottom side of the motherboard. Image 2/3: Stick the spudger under the ribbon clip connecting and lift it up. Use the tweezers to pull out the ribbon. Image 3/3: Use the pointed end of the spudger to unplug the connector for the pink and white screen wires by pulling it straight out.
  • Be gentle when undoing the ribbon clip. It breaks easily.

  • Locate the orange ribbon that goes from the screen to the bottom side of the motherboard.

  • Stick the spudger under the ribbon clip connecting and lift it up. Use the tweezers to pull out the ribbon.

  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to unplug the connector for the pink and white screen wires by pulling it straight out.

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Image 1/3: Use the spudger to pry up the corner of the screen adjacent to the metal bracket. Image 2/3: The best place to wedge the tool is directly above the rectangular space in the bracket. Image 3/3: The screen should come out easily. If it doesn't, jiggle it a little bit. If jiggling doesn't work, use the plastic opening tool to create a larger gap between the screen and the bracket.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the edge of the screen and the metal bracket, on the opposite side of the battery compartment.

  • Use the spudger to pry up the corner of the screen adjacent to the metal bracket.

  • The best place to wedge the tool is directly above the rectangular space in the bracket.

  • The screen should come out easily. If it doesn't, jiggle it a little bit. If jiggling doesn't work, use the plastic opening tool to create a larger gap between the screen and the bracket.

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Conclusion

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

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