Introduction

Use this guide to replace a damaged back case, or open the case to access other components of your camera.

We highly suggest you use a magnetic project mat or an organization tray. This camera has many different types of screws and keeping them organized is key to proper reassembly.

  1. Turn the camera upside down to locate the battery compartment.
    • Turn the camera upside down to locate the battery compartment.

    • Slide the button up to open the compartment.

    • Slide the orange button up to release the battery.

    • The battery is not shown in these photos.

  2. Remove the six 2.5 mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the camera.
    • Remove the six 2.5 mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the camera.

    • Use tweezers or a finger nail to peel back the rubber cover on the left handgrip.

    • Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips screw.

    • Remove the 3.7 mm screw.

    • Use tweezers or a fingernail to peel back the rubber cover on the right handgrip.

    • Remove the 3.2 mm Phillips screw.

    • Remove the 3.8 mm Phillips screw.

    • Remove the 2.8 mm Phillips screw.

    • Use tweezers to slide the metal shield straight out of the external flash mount.

    • Remove the four 4.6 mm Phillips screws from the external flash mount.

    • Use tweezers or two fingers to remove the mount clip.

    • Extend the LCD.

    • Remove the two black 4.3 mm Phillips screws from the back case.

    • Use two fingers to peel back and remove the black plastic cover from behind the LCD.

    • Slowly pull the back frame away from the camera.

    • Do not attempt to remove the frame, as it is attached to the camera by a ribbon cable.

    • Use tweezers to pull the white and blue ribbon cable out of the connector.

    • Slide the frame around the LCD to remove it from the camera.

    • Remove the two 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the right side of the metal frame.

    • Use tweezers to unhook the speaker near the left handgrip.

    • Slowly lift the metal frame away from the motherboard.

    • Do not attempt to remove the frame, as it is attached to the motherboard by a large ribbon cable.

    • Use tweezers to remove the plastic covering the motherboard.

    • To remove the ribbon cable, flip back the orange lock on the large ZIF connector with the flat end of a spudger.

    • If the ribbon cable does not pop out on its own, use tweezers to pull it out of the connector.

    • Remove the back case.

Conclusion

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

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