This will teach you how to remove the lens.


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  1. Open the battery cover.
    • Open the battery cover.

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  2. Slide the orange latch sideways to eject the battery.
    • Slide the orange latch sideways to eject the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

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    • Remove 7 screws.

      • 1 (6.25 mm) screw located on the top right corner, next to the view screen.

      • 4 (4.45mm) screws on the bottom of the camera.

      • 2 (2.95mm) screws on the left side of the camera.

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    • There will be 2 (5.39mm) screws. Remove the screws in order to remove the lanyard.

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    • Remove the rear camera casing.

    • Remove the front casing.

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    • Remove the top panel screw (1x 4.37mm).

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    • Remove the top panel.

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    • Remove the back panel screws (1x 3.33mm, and 1x 3.40mm).

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    • Separate the inner casing from the tripod mount.

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    • Gently pull the orange tab out of the circuit board.

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    • Carefully flip the LCD panel to expose the central circuit board.

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    • Remove the (1x 3.33mm) screw from the menu button panel .

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    • Pull the second orange tab from the circuit board and remove the buttons.

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    • Flip up the LCD screen to reveal the two orange ribbon cables.

    • Disconnect the two ribbons cables from their sockets on the motherboard.

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    • The capacitor can store electricity even when the camera is off! Do not touch it until you have safely discharged it.

    • Connect the two capacitor wires briefly with a pair of metal tweezers to discharge it. You may see a small spark.

    • Remove 8 screws.

      • 2 screws in the front (2X 4.31mm).

      • 2 screws on the bottom (2X3.30MM).

      • 4 screws in the back (3x 3.33mm, and 1x 4.34mm).

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    • Remove and set aside the tripod mount.

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    • Pull the black latch outward slightly to release the flex cable.

    • Carefully disconnect the orange flex cable.

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    • Desolder both wires and remove them.

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    • Remove the capacitor (attached by adhesive) and desolder.

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    • Remove the (1x4.27) screw from the front of the camera.

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    • Remove the orange tabs from the back of the camera to remove the lens.

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

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