Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the Mode Dial on the camera if it has stopped working or if it is stuck and will not move.

Image 1/2: Hold the camera upside down with your right thumb on the battery chamber cover. Image 2/2: The lens should be be facing your body.
  • Make sure to power the device down before taking any other actions.

  • Hold the camera upside down with your right thumb on the battery chamber cover.

  • The lens should be be facing your body.

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Image 1/2: Once you pull the cover all the way out release it, this will reveal the battery. Image 2/2: Once you pull the cover all the way out release it, this will reveal the battery.
  • While holding the camera, pull the battery chamber cover towards your body with your right thumb.

  • Once you pull the cover all the way out release it, this will reveal the battery.

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Image 1/3: Once the battery is released grab the battery with your right thumb and pointer finger and remove it from the battery chamber, try putting it on a charger, if that is not the problem then a replacement battery is necessary. Image 2/3: The battery should be removed before performing any other repairs. Image 3/3: The battery should be removed before performing any other repairs.
  • There is an orange battery latch that holds the battery down in place, with your finger push that latch away from you and this will release the battery.

  • Once the battery is released grab the battery with your right thumb and pointer finger and remove it from the battery chamber, try putting it on a charger, if that is not the problem then a replacement battery is necessary.

  • The battery should be removed before performing any other repairs.

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Image 1/3: Remove two 5.1mm Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the camera relative to the LCD screen. Image 2/3: Remove two 5.1mm Phillips #1 screws on the right side of the camera relative to the LCD screen nearest to the mode wheel. Image 3/3: Remove two 5.1mm Phillips #1 screws on the right side of the camera relative to the LCD screen nearest to the mode wheel.
  • Remove four 2.5mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom of the camera near where the camera mount attaches.

  • Remove two 5.1mm Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the camera relative to the LCD screen.

  • Remove two 5.1mm Phillips #1 screws on the right side of the camera relative to the LCD screen nearest to the mode wheel.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the ribbon clamp connector back using the tweezers and remove the blue ribbon. Image 2/2: Do '''NOT '''pull on ribbon if the ribbon clamp connector still grasps the blue ribbon. This could cause severe damage to the ribbon.
  • Place the camera lens face down with the LCD screen face up on a flat surface, or hold it. Carefully lift the camera’s back cover approximately 1 inch.

  • Carefully lift the ribbon clamp connector back using the tweezers and remove the blue ribbon.

  • Do NOT pull on ribbon if the ribbon clamp connector still grasps the blue ribbon. This could cause severe damage to the ribbon.

  • If you are replacing the LCD monitor you can skip steps 6 and 7 for the selector button circuit board guide and go directly to the LCD monitor repair guide.

  • If you are replacing the Mode Dial you can skip steps 6 and 7 for the selector button circuit board guide and go directly to the Mode Dial repair guide.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws located on the chip seen in the image.
  • Remove the back of the camera case and place it on a flat surface with the selector button circuit board facing up.

  • Remove the three 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws located on the chip seen in the image.

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  • Lift the chip with tweezers to remove it from the other remaining components.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw at the top of the camera.

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  • With the the camera on a flat surface with the LCD monitor on the surface, lift the front panel of the camera gently up.

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Image 1/2: Do NOT pull until the top bar comes completely apart from  the camera, this can cause serious damage to the camera. Image 2/2: With the tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its clip to completely separate the top bar from the camera.
  • Hold the camera like you are going to take a picture, and the top bar should be able to separate from the camera a little bit.

  • Do NOT pull until the top bar comes completely apart from the camera, this can cause serious damage to the camera.

  • With the tweezers remove the ribbon cable from its clip to completely separate the top bar from the camera.

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Image 1/2: With the tweezers remove the circuit board to expose the Mode Dial configuration. Image 2/2: With the tweezers remove the circuit board to expose the Mode Dial configuration.
  • Flip the top bar over and remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #1 screws to release the circuit board.

  • With the tweezers remove the circuit board to expose the Mode Dial configuration.

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Image 1/3: Next, remove the gold circle piece, this will allow you to pick up the top bar and release the Mode Dial. Image 2/3: Next, remove the gold circle piece, this will allow you to pick up the top bar and release the Mode Dial. Image 3/3: Next, remove the gold circle piece, this will allow you to pick up the top bar and release the Mode Dial.
  • With the tweezers remove the chrome circle piece.

  • Next, remove the gold circle piece, this will allow you to pick up the top bar and release the Mode Dial.

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Conclusion

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

Brittany Perkins

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