Introduction

A device's motherboard is the center of its operations. Any problems with it will cause the device to malfunction. Depending on the severity of the damage to the motherboard, replacement may be necessary, and this guide will show you how to do that.

Unscrew the six 3.5mm Philips head from the outer casing. Unscrew the six 3.5mm Philips head from the outer casing. Unscrew the six 3.5mm Philips head from the outer casing.
  • Unscrew the six 3.5mm Philips head from the outer casing.

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Open the battery chamber and remove the battery. Pry the front half of the casing from the camera. Be careful that the sensor cover—the small piece of translucent plastic—doesn't fall out of place. Return it to its original location if it does.
  • Open the battery chamber and remove the battery.

  • Pry the front half of the casing from the camera.

  • Be careful that the sensor cover—the small piece of translucent plastic—doesn't fall out of place. Return it to its original location if it does.

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Pry the back half of the casing from the camera. Be careful when maneuvering the camera without the casing on as the LCD screen is not fastened to anything.
  • Pry the back half of the casing from the camera.

  • Be careful when maneuvering the camera without the casing on as the LCD screen is not fastened to anything.

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Lift the LCD screen out of the camera. There is a tab that keeps in place the ribbon that attaches the screen and motherboard. Lift this up using the spudger and disconnect the screen from the motherboard. There is a tab that keeps in place the ribbon that attaches the screen and motherboard. Lift this up using the spudger and disconnect the screen from the motherboard.
  • Lift the LCD screen out of the camera.

  • There is a tab that keeps in place the ribbon that attaches the screen and motherboard. Lift this up using the spudger and disconnect the screen from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the 3.5 mm Phillips head screw from the corner of the camera.
  • Unscrew the 3.5 mm Phillips head screw from the corner of the camera.

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Pry the center casing off the camera. This is best done by separating the top and side sections individually. Pry the center casing off the camera. This is best done by separating the top and side sections individually. Pry the center casing off the camera. This is best done by separating the top and side sections individually.
  • Pry the center casing off the camera. This is best done by separating the top and side sections individually.

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Unscrew the two 3.5 mm Phillips head screws in the metal plate. Unscrew the two 3.5 mm Phillips head screws in the metal plate. Unscrew the two 3.5 mm Phillips head screws in the metal plate.
  • Unscrew the two 3.5 mm Phillips head screws in the metal plate.

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Pry the metal plate out using the spudger. Pry the metal plate out using the spudger.
  • Pry the metal plate out using the spudger.

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Peel back the strip of black tape to reveal a red and black wire. Detach the orange ribbon by gently pulling on it. Detach the golden ribbon by gently lifting it with the spudger.
  • Peel back the strip of black tape to reveal a red and black wire.

  • Detach the orange ribbon by gently pulling on it.

  • Detach the golden ribbon by gently lifting it with the spudger.

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The lens should now be free to simply be pushed out of its socket. The black and red wires that were exposed previously may be in the way of removing the lens and may break. If they do, you will need to solder these wires back into place upon reassembly.
  • The lens should now be free to simply be pushed out of its socket.

  • The black and red wires that were exposed previously may be in the way of removing the lens and may break. If they do, you will need to solder these wires back into place upon reassembly.

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Use tweezers to pull back the plastic covering the top of the camera.
  • Use tweezers to pull back the plastic covering the top of the camera.

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Use tweezers to disconnect both the red and the black wires located next to the flash of the camera. These wires will need to be soldered back in place upon reassembly.
  • Use tweezers to disconnect both the red and the black wires located next to the flash of the camera.

  • These wires will need to be soldered back in place upon reassembly.

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Pry off the top circuit board using the spudger.
  • Pry off the top circuit board using the spudger.

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Use tweezers to disconnect the blue and white wires on the underside of the camera.
  • Use tweezers to disconnect the blue and white wires on the underside of the camera.

  • These wires will need to be soldered back in place upon reassembly.

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Push the motherboard out of the camera body.
  • Push the motherboard out of the camera body.

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Conclusion

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

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