Introduction

In this guide, we will be taking apart the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 to remove and replace the flashbulb. This involves taking off the rear plastic case of the camera by removing screws and using a plastic removal tool to separate the rear case from the rest of the camera and removing the LCD screen. You will then be be able to remove and replace the flashbulb of your camera after removing a few more screw and desoldering the wires connected to the bulb.

Make sure that the camera is powered off before continuing.
  • Make sure that the camera is powered off before continuing.

  • Rotate the camera so that the label on the base of the camera is facing up.

  • On the battery compartment door, there is a slider that says "open". Slide it down and push the door to the right to release the door.

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Remove all four batteries and set them aside. When replacing the batteries, be sure to note the markings on the face of the battery compartment. These markings let you know which side of the battery ("+" or "-") needs to be facing up in each slot. When replacing the batteries, be sure to note the markings on the face of the battery compartment. These markings let you know which side of the battery ("+" or "-") needs to be facing up in each slot.
  • Remove all four batteries and set them aside.

  • When replacing the batteries, be sure to note the markings on the face of the battery compartment. These markings let you know which side of the battery ("+" or "-") needs to be facing up in each slot.

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Remove the three 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the three 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.

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Rotate the camera so that the HDMI port is facing up.
  • Rotate the camera so that the HDMI port is facing up.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws.

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Rotate the camera so that the text "30x superwide 24-720mm" is facing up.
  • Rotate the camera so that the text "30x superwide 24-720mm" is facing up.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws.

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Press the pop-up button highlighted in the picture to release the flash mechanism. Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws highlighted in the picture. Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws highlighted in the picture.
  • Press the pop-up button highlighted in the picture to release the flash mechanism.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws highlighted in the picture.

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Use a plastic opening tool to separate the rear case from the camera on each of the sides until the panel is completely separated. The plastic case is fragile, so take your time on each side making sure to pry each side evenly as you continue around the camera with the tool. The plastic case is fragile, so take your time on each side making sure to pry each side evenly as you continue around the camera with the tool.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the rear case from the camera on each of the sides until the panel is completely separated.

  • The plastic case is fragile, so take your time on each side making sure to pry each side evenly as you continue around the camera with the tool.

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Gently, remove the rear case from the camera and set it aside. Gently, remove the rear case from the camera and set it aside.
  • Gently, remove the rear case from the camera and set it aside.

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At this point, it is highly recommended that you wear an ESD wristband to prevent damage to the internal electronic components. With respect to the camera that was disassembled for this guide, the LCD display easily fell out of its housing after the rear case was removed. If your screen fits more tightly, you can use a plastic removal tool to gently pry up one of the edges of the screen and that will release it from its mount. Gently tilt the LCD screen toward the bottom of the camera and use a spudger to flip the lock for the ZIF cable attached to the LCD.
  • At this point, it is highly recommended that you wear an ESD wristband to prevent damage to the internal electronic components.

  • With respect to the camera that was disassembled for this guide, the LCD display easily fell out of its housing after the rear case was removed. If your screen fits more tightly, you can use a plastic removal tool to gently pry up one of the edges of the screen and that will release it from its mount.

  • Gently tilt the LCD screen toward the bottom of the camera and use a spudger to flip the lock for the ZIF cable attached to the LCD.

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Lift the screen away from the camera and set it aside.
  • Lift the screen away from the camera and set it aside.

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Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws highlighted in the picture.
  • Remove the two 5.0 mm JIS #000 screws highlighted in the picture.

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Use a plastic opening tool to separate the  case that covers the flashbulb.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the case that covers the flashbulb.

  • The plastic case is fragile, so take your time separating the case.

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Unsolder the connections shown in the image that connect the black, pink, white and blue wires to the bulb.

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Using a pair of ESD-safe tweezers, remove the flashbulb.
  • Using a pair of ESD-safe tweezers, remove the flashbulb.

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Conclusion

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

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