Introduction

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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Using a magnetized surface to keep from losing screws may be very helpful. Image 2/3: Using a magnetized surface to keep from losing screws may be very helpful. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to disturb the shutter or flash buttons on top of the camera. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift up on the ribbon fastener until it is in an upright position. Image 2/3: Slide panel away from camera. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Screen should now be detached.  Gently lift it away from the base of the camera. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: This should free the chrome mid-frame that encompasses the camera. Carefully lift and remove it as well. Image 2/3: This should free the chrome mid-frame that encompasses the camera. Carefully lift and remove it as well. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to securely remove pin. Image 2/2: Placing the pin on a magnet pad or piece of tape is recommended to prevent from losing it.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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