Introduction

This guide gives you a look at the major components of the Fujifilm X-M1 and provides complete disassembly instructions.

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.

If you haven't done so already, remove the lens from the camera.
  • If you haven't done so already, remove the lens from the camera.

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

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

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

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Remove the six 6.5 mm Phillips screws from the lens mount. Use tweezers to remove the top metal ring and the thin metal ring below it . Use tweezers to remove the top metal ring and the thin metal ring below it .
  • Remove the six 6.5 mm Phillips screws from the lens mount.

  • Use tweezers to remove the top metal ring and the thin metal ring below it .

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Remove the four 4.3 mm screws securing the sensor to the front case.
  • Remove the four 4.3 mm screws securing the sensor to the front case.

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

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Remove the four 4.6 mm Phillips screws from the external flash mount. Use tweezers or two fingers to remove the mount clip. Use tweezers or two fingers to remove the mount clip.
  • Remove the four 4.6 mm Phillips screws from the external flash mount.

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

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Extend the LCD.
  • Extend the LCD.

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

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

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

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

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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.
  • 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.

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

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Use tweezers to remove the three pieces of tape covering the components of the motherboard.
  • Use tweezers to remove the three pieces of tape covering the components of the motherboard.

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Desolder the three pairs of red and black wires attached to the mother board. Learn more about desoldering wires here. Learn more about desoldering wires here.
  • Desolder the three pairs of red and black wires attached to the mother board.

  • Learn more about desoldering wires here.

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Use tweezers to remove the grey cushion located below the flash button. Use tweezers to remove the grey cushion located below the flash button.
  • Use tweezers to remove the grey cushion located below the flash button.

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Use two fingers to remove the two ribbon cables in the bottom left corner of the motherboard. Use two fingers to remove the two ribbon cables in the bottom left corner of the motherboard. Use two fingers to remove the two ribbon cables in the bottom left corner of the motherboard.
  • Use two fingers to remove the two ribbon cables in the bottom left corner of the motherboard.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to unlock the four indicated ZIF connectors. Use two fingers to pull the ribbon cables out of the connectors. Use two fingers to pull the ribbon cables out of the connectors.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to unlock the four indicated ZIF connectors.

  • Use two fingers to pull the ribbon cables out of the connectors.

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Remove the 3.3 mm Phillips screw from the upper left corner of the motherboard. Remove the 2.4 mm Phillips screw in the bottom right corner of the motherboard.
  • Remove the 3.3 mm Phillips screw from the upper left corner of the motherboard.

  • Remove the 2.4 mm Phillips screw in the bottom right corner of the motherboard.

  • Use two fingers to remove the motherboard from the front case.

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Use tweezers to remove the black plastic tape at the top of the battery compartment. Insert a Phillips #00 screwdriver through the hole beneath the black tape to remove a 4.8 mm screw. Insert a Phillips #00 screwdriver through the white tamper evident sticker to remove a second 4.8 mm screw.
  • Use tweezers to remove the black plastic tape at the top of the battery compartment.

  • Insert a Phillips #00 screwdriver through the hole beneath the black tape to remove a 4.8 mm screw.

  • Insert a Phillips #00 screwdriver through the white tamper evident sticker to remove a second 4.8 mm screw.

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Remove the 3.7 mm Phillips screw from the bottom of the sensor mount.
  • Remove the 3.7 mm Phillips screw from the bottom of the sensor mount.

  • Remove the 4.2 mm Phillips screw from the bottom of the sensor mount.

  • Remove the 6.2 mm Phillips screw hiding between the sensor mount and the battery compartment.

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Press the flash button to release the flash assembly. Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips screw in the back of the flash compartment.
  • Press the flash button to release the flash assembly.

  • Remove the 3.4 mm Phillips screw in the back of the flash compartment.

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Remove the top plate. Remove the top plate.
  • Remove the top plate.

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Remove the sensor assembly.
  • Remove the sensor assembly.

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Remove the battery compartment. Remove the battery compartment.
  • Remove the battery compartment.

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Remove the four 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the LCD hinges. Tilt the LCD away from the metal frame.
  • Remove the four 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the LCD hinges.

  • Tilt the LCD away from the metal frame.

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

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Use two fingers to pull the ribbon through the hole in the metal frame. Remove the LCD from the metal frame.
  • Use two fingers to pull the ribbon through the hole in the metal frame.

  • Remove the LCD from the metal frame.

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Use the pointed end of a spudger to remove the ribbon cover on the back of the LCD. Use the pointed end of a spudger to remove the ribbon cover on the back of the LCD.
  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to remove the ribbon cover on the back of the LCD.

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Remove the two 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the right hand side of the LCD screen. Remove the two 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the left hand side of the LCD screen.
  • Remove the two 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the right hand side of the LCD screen.

  • Remove the two 2.6 mm Phillips screws from the left hand side of the LCD screen.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the LCD case open. Once the case is open, pull the ribbon through the hole on the back case. Once the case is open, pull the ribbon through the hole on the back case.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the LCD case open.

  • Once the case is open, pull the ribbon through the hole on the back case.

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Remove the LCD from the screen cover.
  • Remove the LCD from the screen cover.

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You have successfully disassembled the Fujifilm X-M1!
  • You have successfully disassembled the Fujifilm X-M1!

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Conclusion

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

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what about the top plate??? no one apparently knows how to remove the rotary switches from the upper assembly. Still looking for someone to show how those things are assembled

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