Introduction

Regularly cleaning the gears removes dirt and grime that would otherwise keep the gears from moving easily. Be sure to do this indoors in a clean environment to avoid additional dirt build up.

Place the lens face up to locate the bottom cover. Remove the two 7mm screws using a J0 screwdriver.
  • Place the lens face up to locate the bottom cover.

  • Remove the two 7mm screws using a J0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the six 4.3 mm screws using a J0 screwdriver.

After the screws are removed, the bottom cover should easily pry off.
  • After the screws are removed, the bottom cover should easily pry off.

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Using a J0 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw holding the metal plate to expose the gears. Using a J0 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw holding the metal plate to expose the gears.
  • Using a J0 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw holding the metal plate to expose the gears.

Using a pair of tweezers, gently remove the metal plate covering the gears.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, gently remove the metal plate covering the gears.

  • Part of the plate's tab fits into a socket. Try to pivot around it when removing the plate to prevent bending the plate.

  • Be careful with the gears because some may be loose.

Use tweezers to rotate gears or remove any large particles obstructing their rotation. Smaller particles can be cleared using a microfiber cloth only.  Other fabrics may leave residual fibers.
  • Use tweezers to rotate gears or remove any large particles obstructing their rotation.

  • Smaller particles can be cleared using a microfiber cloth only. Other fabrics may leave residual fibers.

Conclusion

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

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