Introduction

This guide introduces how to replace the motherboard in the Fujifilm X30 camera. Reasons for replacing the motherboard are outlined in the troubleshooting guide. Removing the motherboard requires soldering. Learn more about soldering here.

Turn the camera upside down. Place your thumb on the switch, and slide it towards the center of the camera.
  • Turn the camera upside down.

  • Place your thumb on the switch, and slide it towards the center of the camera.

  • The compartment will pop open.

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Once you have the battery compartment open, slide the orange tab away from the battery until it ejects.
  • Once you have the battery compartment open, slide the orange tab away from the battery until it ejects.

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Pull the battery out.
  • Pull the battery out.

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Begin by removing the outside screws using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver: Remove the three 3.6 mm silver screws located on the bottom of the camera. Remove all  four of the 4.7 mm screws from the sides of the camera.
  • Begin by removing the outside screws using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver:

    • Remove the three 3.6 mm silver screws located on the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove all four of the 4.7 mm screws from the sides of the camera.

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Remove all screws below using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver: Lift up the screen and remove the two 4.5 mm screws located in the bottom corners.
  • Remove all screws below using a Phillips #000 Screwdriver:

    • Lift up the screen and remove the two 4.5 mm screws located in the bottom corners.

    • Remove the 4.0 mm screw that is located behind the screen and directly under the eye piece.

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Carefully lift up the bottom piece of the camera to remove it.
  • Carefully lift up the bottom piece of the camera to remove it.

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Do not pull hard when removing the backing because it could rip the orange strip attached to the motherboard.
  • Do not pull hard when removing the backing because it could rip the orange strip attached to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull off the back of the camera from the left side so that it is partially open.

  • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it

  • Refer to the next step to see pictures of how to properly use the spudger when removing a strip.

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For all five indicated  orange strips: Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it. Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.
  • For all five indicated orange strips:

    • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

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For the last orange strip located behind the top strip:
  • For the last orange strip located behind the top strip:

    • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

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This step is required if you are doing a full disassembly, but can be skipped if you are only removing the motherboard.
  • This step is required if you are doing a full disassembly, but can be skipped if you are only removing the motherboard.

  • For the two orange strips attached to the capacitor circuitboard:

    • Use a spudger to lift up the tab holding the orange strip and slide the strip out to disconnect it.

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Remove all screws listed below using a Phillips #000 screwdriver: Remove the two 3.4 mm screws at the bottom of the silver plate. Hold back the clear strip to reveal a  2.8 mm screw on the left of the silver plate and remove it.
  • Remove all screws listed below using a Phillips #000 screwdriver:

    • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws at the bottom of the silver plate.

    • Hold back the clear strip to reveal a 2.8 mm screw on the left of the silver plate and remove it.

  • Peel back the copper plate.

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Remove the three 2.6 mm screws located in the top two corners and the bottom right corner of the motherboard using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 2.6 mm screws located in the top two corners and the bottom right corner of the motherboard using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Tilt up the motherboard to locate the black, grey, and red wires. Desolder these wires in order to completely remove the motherboard.
  • Tilt up the motherboard to locate the black, grey, and red wires.

  • Desolder these wires in order to completely remove the motherboard.

  • You can learn about soldering techniques here.

If you want to remove baterry holder case you'll have to unscrew it from the body through the hole you see on the plate. There's another hole under the black tape. Use it to reach another screw. You can then get the case out and work easily for soldering.

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Conclusion

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

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On step 11 becareful not to detach flex surface from aluminium plate. You could end up braking CCD contacts as I did.

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