Introduction

The battery latch can often crack, making the battery connection very weak. This guide will outline how to remove and replace it.

First, press in and slide forward the battery latch as indicated by the arrow. First, press in and slide forward the battery latch as indicated by the arrow.
  • First, press in and slide forward the battery latch as indicated by the arrow.

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Press down on battery until you hear a click and release it. Battery should easily slide out.
  • Press down on battery until you hear a click and release it. Battery should easily slide out.

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Obtain screwdriver, and remove the 3.85 mm frame screws as highlighted. Using a magnetized surface to keep from losing screws may be very helpful. Using a magnetized surface to keep from losing screws may be very helpful.
  • Obtain screwdriver, and remove the 3.85 mm frame screws as highlighted.

    • Using a magnetized surface to keep from losing screws may be very helpful.

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After screws are removed, using both hands, carefully pull the frame apart from the camera as indicated. After screws are removed, using both hands, carefully pull the frame apart from the camera as indicated.
  • After screws are removed, using both hands, carefully pull the frame apart from the camera as indicated.

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Remove the two 3.85 mm screws on the bottom right of the camera, as indicated.
  • Remove the two 3.85 mm screws on the bottom right of the camera, as indicated.

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Remove dial button located on top of camera, by gently pulling up.
  • Remove dial button located on top of camera, by gently pulling up.

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Starting at one side, carefully work the chrome frame off of the camera itself. Be careful not to disturb the shutter or flash buttons on top of the camera.
  • Starting at one side, carefully work the chrome frame off of the camera itself.

    • Be careful not to disturb the shutter or flash buttons on top of the camera.

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On the right side of the camera, locate and remove the two 3.25 mm screws as highlighted.
  • On the right side of the camera, locate and remove the two 3.25 mm screws as highlighted.

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Carefully lift the motherboard panel up, pulling towards the left.  Make sure you do not rip the blue ribbon. Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift up on the ribbon fastener until it is in an upright position. Slide panel away from camera.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard panel up, pulling towards the left. Make sure you do not rip the blue ribbon.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift up on the ribbon fastener until it is in an upright position.

  • Slide panel away from camera.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift ribbon clamp as indicated to remove the screen ribbon from the motherboard. Screen should now be detached.  Gently lift it away from the base of the camera.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift ribbon clamp as indicated to remove the screen ribbon from the motherboard.

  • Screen should now be detached. Gently lift it away from the base of the camera.

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Locate and remove selector dial on the top of the camera. This should free the chrome mid-frame that encompasses the camera. Carefully lift and remove it as well. This should free the chrome mid-frame that encompasses the camera. Carefully lift and remove it as well.
  • Locate and remove selector dial on the top of the camera.

  • This should free the chrome mid-frame that encompasses the camera. Carefully lift and remove it as well.

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Carefully lift and remove front covered panel from the camera. Carefully lift and remove front covered panel from the camera.
  • Carefully lift and remove front covered panel from the camera.

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Locate metal battery panel. Carefully lift and remove it as indicated.
  • Locate metal battery panel. Carefully lift and remove it as indicated.

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Locate the four 3.25 mm screws holding the metal lens panel in place, and remove them. You should then be able to lift and remove the metal paneling.  This will now expose the pin holding the battery latch in place as indicated. You should then be able to lift and remove the metal paneling.  This will now expose the pin holding the battery latch in place as indicated.
  • Locate the four 3.25 mm screws holding the metal lens panel in place, and remove them.

  • You should then be able to lift and remove the metal paneling. This will now expose the pin holding the battery latch in place as indicated.

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Keeping the battery latch panel closed and in place, use a straightened paper clip (or similar tool) to push the pin out of the hole. Use tweezers to securely remove pin.
  • Keeping the battery latch panel closed and in place, use a straightened paper clip (or similar tool) to push the pin out of the hole.

  • Use tweezers to securely remove pin.

    • Placing the pin on a magnet pad or piece of tape is recommended to prevent from losing it.

  • The spring is under tension. When performing this step, it may fly out if not done correctly. Take proper precautions to minimize injury and loss of parts.

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The latch can now easily be pulled out of place and removed. The latch can now easily be pulled out of place and removed.
  • The latch can now easily be pulled out of place and removed.

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Conclusion

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

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