Introduction

The optical lens is frequently reported as 'not working' or broken. This guide will take you through the steps of removing the malfunctioning lens and installing a new one.

Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera and the two screws from 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 from the right side of the camera and the two screws from 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.
  • Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • Use a three-prong screwdriver for two of the three screws; keep these screws separate.

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Remove the back 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 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 an orange 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 an orange ribbon cable attaching the LCD screen to the motherboard, be careful not to tear it.

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Using a plastic opening tool to 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 to 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 foil which will tear upon removal of the silver paneling, this is normal. Remove the screw anchoring the motherboard on the right.
  • Remove the two screws that are holding the silver paneling on.

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

  • Remove the screw anchoring the motherboard on the right.

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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, to keep them out of the way. 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, to keep them out of the way.

  • 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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Lift the lens off of the camera base (there is nothing anchoring it down). Lift the lens off of the camera base (there is nothing anchoring it down). Lift the lens off of the camera base (there is nothing anchoring it down).
  • Lift the lens off of the camera base (there is nothing anchoring it down).

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Conclusion

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

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