Introduction

To complete this guide, you will need to purchase a new zoom (+/-) button and make sure that you have the tools listed. It is always good practice to make sure that the device is completely powered off and remove the battery before attempting any repairs.

Find the side of the camera that looks like this.
  • Find the side of the camera that looks like this.

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Push down on the black switch.
  • Push down on the black switch.

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While still pushing down on the black switch, slide back the battery cover (see photo for direction).
  • While still pushing down on the black switch, slide back the battery cover (see photo for direction).

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Push the cover up to open the battery compartment, and then push the blue battery release switch. Push the cover up to open the battery compartment, and then push the blue battery release switch.
  • Push the cover up to open the battery compartment, and then push the blue battery release switch.

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You can now take the battery out of the camera.
  • You can now take the battery out of the camera.

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After removing the battery, take out  the two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length) screws. You can now remove the battery cover.
  • After removing the battery, take out the two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length) screws. You can now remove the battery cover.

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Using a 1x1xH1.5 torx screwdriver,  remove the 8 screws (5mm headsize / 4mm length) from the corners of both the front and back of the camera (4 screws on each side). Using a 1x1xH1.5 torx screwdriver,  remove the 8 screws (5mm headsize / 4mm length) from the corners of both the front and back of the camera (4 screws on each side).
  • Using a 1x1xH1.5 torx screwdriver, remove the 8 screws (5mm headsize / 4mm length) from the corners of both the front and back of the camera (4 screws on each side).

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Carefully lift open the camera from the side of the device with the record and play buttons. Then remove the black cover tape by gently peeling it off. Make sure to save this tape as you may need it when you re-assemble the device.
  • Carefully lift open the camera from the side of the device with the record and play buttons. Then remove the black cover tape by gently peeling it off. Make sure to save this tape as you may need it when you re-assemble the device.

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Using the tweezers, carefully push up the left and right sides of the cable ribbon clip. Use the tweezers to life up and remove the clip. Using the tweezers, carefully push up the left and right sides of the cable ribbon clip. Use the tweezers to life up and remove the clip. Using the tweezers, carefully push up the left and right sides of the cable ribbon clip. Use the tweezers to life up and remove the clip.
  • Using the tweezers, carefully push up the left and right sides of the cable ribbon clip. Use the tweezers to life up and remove the clip.

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Using the tweezers, carefully remove the ribbon cable by gently grasping it and pulling up. Using the tweezers, carefully remove the ribbon cable by gently grasping it and pulling up.
  • Using the tweezers, carefully remove the ribbon cable by gently grasping it and pulling up.

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Turn the camera 180 degrees, and gently remove the  glue from the connector as shown in the photo. Make sure you save the glue as you may need it when re-assembling your device.
  • Turn the camera 180 degrees, and gently remove the glue from the connector as shown in the photo. Make sure you save the glue as you may need it when re-assembling your device.

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Now take out the connector by pulling the white clip out of the casing (as shown in the photos). This will will disconnect the screen from the main cable, allowing you to attach your new LCD cover. Now take out the connector by pulling the white clip out of the casing (as shown in the photos). This will will disconnect the screen from the main cable, allowing you to attach your new LCD cover. Now take out the connector by pulling the white clip out of the casing (as shown in the photos). This will will disconnect the screen from the main cable, allowing you to attach your new LCD cover.
  • Now take out the connector by pulling the white clip out of the casing (as shown in the photos). This will will disconnect the screen from the main cable, allowing you to attach your new LCD cover.

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Remove the top two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length). Now use the tweezers to gently grab and remove the silver metal plate that the screws were holding in place. Remove the top two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length). Now use the tweezers to gently grab and remove the silver metal plate that the screws were holding in place.
  • Remove the top two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length). Now use the tweezers to gently grab and remove the silver metal plate that the screws were holding in place.

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Remove the bottom two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length).
  • Remove the bottom two Phillips screws (4mm headsize x 3mm length).

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The zoom (+/-) buttons are attached to the red, black, and white threaded wire. Use the tweezers to gently pull on this wire and remove the zoom (+/-) buttons. The zoom (+/-) buttons are attached to the red, black, and white threaded wire. Use the tweezers to gently pull on this wire and remove the zoom (+/-) buttons.
  • The zoom (+/-) buttons are attached to the red, black, and white threaded wire. Use the tweezers to gently pull on this wire and remove the zoom (+/-) buttons.

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Conclusion

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

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