Introduction

When the camera is non-responsive, the most common issue is a faulty motherboard. This guide will take you through the step of removing the old motherboard and installing a new one.

Remove the two screws on the right side of the camera and the two screws on the left side. Use a small #00 Phillips flat head screwdriver. Keep all the screws in a container and the two different types separate.
  • Remove the two screws on the right side of the camera and the two screws on the left side.

  • Use a small #00 Phillips flat head screwdriver.

  • Keep all the screws in a container and the two different types separate.

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Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera. You need a three-prong screw driver for two of the three screws; keep these screws separate.
  • Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • You need a three-prong screw driver for two of the three screws; keep these screws separate.

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Remove the back of the camera by carefully flipping it open to the right side. There will be a ribbon cable attaching the front panel to the motherboard, be sure not to tear this. There will be a ribbon cable attaching the front panel to the motherboard, be sure not to tear this.
  • Remove the back of the camera by carefully flipping it open to the right side.

  • There will be a ribbon cable attaching the front panel to the motherboard, be sure not to tear this.

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Pull the LCD screen to the left slightly, then lift and flip it open to the right. There is also a ribbon cable attaching the LCD screen to the motherboard, be careful not to tear it.
  • Pull the LCD screen to the left slightly, then lift and flip it open to the right.

  • There is also a ribbon cable attaching the LCD screen to the motherboard, be careful not to tear it.

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Using a plastic opening tool, flip open the black lever to release the ribbon cable. Gently slide the cable out of the lock; the LCD screen is now free to be removed.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, flip open the black lever to release the ribbon cable.

  • Gently slide the cable out of the lock; the LCD screen is now free to be removed.

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Remove the two screws that are holding the silver paneling on. There is a gold ribbon cable which will tear upon removal of the silver paneling, this is normal. Remove the screw on the right side which is anchoring the motherboard.
  • Remove the two screws that are holding the silver paneling on.

  • There is a gold ribbon cable which will tear upon removal of the silver paneling, this is normal.

  • Remove the screw on the right side which is anchoring the motherboard.

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Detach the two ribbon cables on the left side of the camera the same way the LCD cable was detached. Detach the gold ribbon cable on the top middle of the camera as well. Detach the gold ribbon cable on the top middle of the camera as well.
  • Detach the two ribbon cables on the left side of the camera the same way the LCD cable was detached.

  • Detach the gold ribbon cable on the top middle of the camera as well.

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Hold wires on the left with an index finger. Carefully wiggle out the motherboard. The flash and the speaker will come with it. Make sure you have a motherboard that includes the flash and the speaker; these items are both soldered onto the motherboard.
  • Hold wires on the left with an index finger.

  • Carefully wiggle out the motherboard. The flash and the speaker will come with it.

  • Make sure you have a motherboard that includes the flash and the speaker; these items are both soldered onto the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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