Introduction

After removing the LCD screen, you will be prompted to remove screws and metal plates within the camera.

Image 1/1: Slide the panel to the right away from the camera.
  • Place thumb on the battery cover panel on the bottom of the device.

  • Slide the panel to the right away from the camera.

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Image 1/2: The battery should pop out. Image 2/2: Remove the battery and reattach the cover.
  • Slide the orange latch outward towards the corner of the camera.

  • The battery should pop out.

  • Remove the battery and reattach the cover.

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  • After removing the battery, unscrew the four 3.10mm screws on the side opposite the buttons.

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  • Unscrew the three 4.05mm screws on the bottom of the camera below the lens.

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  • Unscrew the two 4.05mm screws on the side next to the buttons.

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Image 1/2: The wrist-strap mount is the thin metal piece on the side of the camera.  Your camera may have the wrist-strap attached, but you will not need to remove it to continue. Image 2/2: Carefully pry the back case away from the camera and then gently lift it off.
  • Gently wedge the flat end of the spudger between the back case and the wrist-strap mount.

  • The wrist-strap mount is the thin metal piece on the side of the camera. Your camera may have the wrist-strap attached, but you will not need to remove it to continue.

  • Carefully pry the back case away from the camera and then gently lift it off.

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Image 1/3: The ribbons are connected to and held in place by small plastic latches. Image 2/3: To remove the wide ribbon, gently pry the spudger underneath the black plastic latch where the ribbon connects and lift up.  The ribbon should slide out easily. Image 3/3: Repeat the same process with the smaller ribbon, this time looking for a light blue latch.
  • Having removed the back case, the LCD screen should be sitting loosely on the camera, attached only by a wide ribbon and a narrow ribbon.

  • The ribbons are connected to and held in place by small plastic latches.

  • To remove the wide ribbon, gently pry the spudger underneath the black plastic latch where the ribbon connects and lift up. The ribbon should slide out easily.

  • Repeat the same process with the smaller ribbon, this time looking for a light blue latch.

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  • Gently remove the LCD screen.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the 2.5mm screw next to the wrist-strap mount.
  • After removing the LCD screen, unscrew the four 3.8mm screws that hold down the metal plate

  • Unscrew the 2.5mm screw next to the wrist-strap mount.

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Image 1/2: Lift the metal plate away from the camera without removing it fully.  There is a ribbon attaching the edge of the plate to the camera. Image 2/2: The ribbon is being held in place by a black latch.
  • Position the camera with the lens facing down and the shutter button facing you.

  • Lift the metal plate away from the camera without removing it fully. There is a ribbon attaching the edge of the plate to the camera.

  • The ribbon is being held in place by a black latch.

  • Carefully pry the spudger under the black latch and lift gently upward. The ribbon will slide out easily.

  • With the ribbon unlatched, the entire metal plate should now be detached.

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  • Remove the two silver 3.1mm screws from the silver plate.

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Image 1/2: Pry the spudger under the black latch and lift gently. The ribbon will release easily. Image 2/2: There is a loop of tape to the bottom right of the silver plate.
  • There is a ribbon to the bottom left of the silver plate. It is being held in place by a black latch.

  • Pry the spudger under the black latch and lift gently. The ribbon will release easily.

  • There is a loop of tape to the bottom right of the silver plate.

  • Slide the tip of the spudger inside the loop of tape and pry upward while removing the yellow plate with your other hand.

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Image 1/1: Lift up on the silver plate to remove.
  • Remove all six 3.5mm screws from the silver plate.

  • Lift up on the silver plate to remove.

  • Note: When reassembling, pay careful attention to the circled screw locations.

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  • Using tweezers, remove the cylindrical gear from the camera.

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  • Place the spudger on the outermost surface of the lens and push in. This will extend your camera lens.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, paying careful attention to the locations of the different screws.

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i read all info but too scared to try it . is there a camera repair store near mt. home ar. ? thank you

oaklandfishing - Reply

my lens are jammed open

oaklandfishing - Reply

wd 40 helps

spray it on the jamed lens

and it will open and close

aurelianporumb -

I forgot my login information on the old account used to write the guide but:

Do NOT use wd 40 on the jammed lens cap. Getting any of it on the lens itself can severely harm the optics and essentially ruin the camera.

John -

What do you do when you push the lens out?

Kaseson - Reply

Good job explaining

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