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Introduction

If your device won't turn on and you wish to check to make sure the power button is not the cause, this guide will show you how to get to it.

  1. On the back of the camcorder, the side opposite of the flip-out screen, there is a section of grooved plastic with a small arrow.
    • On the back of the camcorder, the side opposite of the flip-out screen, there is a section of grooved plastic with a small arrow.

    • Press down on the grooved plastic with your thumbs.

    • Push the back cover in the direction indicated by the small arrow on the grooved plastic. The back cover should slide right off.

  2. Once you have the back cover off, the camcorder should look like this.
    • Once you have the back cover off, the camcorder should look like this.

    • Look on the battery for a model number to assure that you acquire the correct replacement part.

    • The camcorder model number is located in the red box. Verify that you have a Jazz HDV178.

  3. Take the battery out by pulling up on the bottom of the battery. You should be pulling from the side of the camera where the wrist strap is attached.
    • Take the battery out by pulling up on the bottom of the battery. You should be pulling from the side of the camera where the wrist strap is attached.

  4. Take off camera mount by unscrewing the 4.5 mm screw in the hole.
    • Take off camera mount by unscrewing the 4.5 mm screw in the hole.

    • This is the bottom of the camcorder near where the wrist strap connects.

  5. Remove the 4.5 mm screw located near the battery slot.
    • Remove the 4.5 mm screw located near the battery slot.

  6. Break the glue that attaches the lens cover to the camcorder by sliding the plastic prying tool underneath the circumference of the part.
    • Break the glue that attaches the lens cover to the camcorder by sliding the plastic prying tool underneath the circumference of the part.

    • After the glue is broken, you can remove the lens cover.

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  8. Use a small plastic pry tool to gently pry off the silver strip on the top of the camera.
    • Use a small plastic pry tool to gently pry off the silver strip on the top of the camera.

    • Make sure to run the tool under the outline of the strip as you pry it off so the plastic does not snap.

  9. Locate the side of the camcorder that is underneath the lens and on the opposite side of the wrist strap. Remove the silver strip using the same process as in the previous step. Remove the two 4 mm screws that were hidden under the cover. Remove the two 4 mm screws that were hidden under the cover.
    • Locate the side of the camcorder that is underneath the lens and on the opposite side of the wrist strap. Remove the silver strip using the same process as in the previous step.

    • Remove the two 4 mm screws that were hidden under the cover.

  10. Pry off the rubbery cap that covers the buttons using the same process as the previous two steps. You should slide your prying tool underneath the entire cover to ensure that the glue breaks cleanly so the cover will not snap. You should slide your prying tool underneath the entire cover to ensure that the glue breaks cleanly so the cover will not snap.
    • Pry off the rubbery cap that covers the buttons using the same process as the previous two steps.

    • You should slide your prying tool underneath the entire cover to ensure that the glue breaks cleanly so the cover will not snap.

  11. Remove the three combined buttons so they do not become misplaced.
    • Remove the three combined buttons so they do not become misplaced.

  12. Using a firm hold on both sides of the camcorder, gently pull apart the two halves.  Pressure should be evenly distributed across entire device. If the camcorder does not come apart easily, double check that all of the screws are removed.  Return to the previous steps for screw removal if you find a screw that is still attached.
    • Using a firm hold on both sides of the camcorder, gently pull apart the two halves. Pressure should be evenly distributed across entire device.

    • If the camcorder does not come apart easily, double check that all of the screws are removed. Return to the previous steps for screw removal if you find a screw that is still attached.

  13. Remove the big headed 3.5 mm screw that holds the lens in place. Remove the big headed 3.5 mm screw that holds the lens in place.
    • Remove the big headed 3.5 mm screw that holds the lens in place.

  14. Grab the plastic part covering the lens and gently wiggle it out of place to uncover the lens. Be sure to note how the part is attached so that you can replace it correctly.
    • Grab the plastic part covering the lens and gently wiggle it out of place to uncover the lens.

    • Be sure to note how the part is attached so that you can replace it correctly.

  15. Remove the 4 mm screws holding the speaker onto the motherboard. Once the speaker itself is unscrewed, remove the 4 mm silver screws that hold the connection wires to the LCD Display.
    • Remove the 4 mm screws holding the speaker onto the motherboard.

    • Once the speaker itself is unscrewed, remove the 4 mm silver screws that hold the connection wires to the LCD Display.

  16. Remove the four screws holding on the motherboard.
    • Remove the four screws holding on the motherboard.

  17. Remove 4mm screw under the top button to release the motherboard.
    • Remove 4mm screw under the top button to release the motherboard.

  18. Gently pull of motherboard to separate from the casing.
    • Gently pull of motherboard to separate from the casing.

  19. Once you removed the motherboard, remove the clear rubber button. Use rubbeing alcohol on a Q-tip to clean the surface.
    • Once you removed the motherboard, remove the clear rubber button.

    • Use rubbeing alcohol on a Q-tip to clean the surface.

    • Allow to dry and wipe with a clean Q-tip.

Conclusion

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

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