Introduction

Technology in the lens can often become dysfunctional. This guide will show you how to remove it, so you can clean or 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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  • 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: 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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Image 1/3: Lift up and remove panel, detaching it from the camera frame. Image 2/3: Lift up and remove panel, detaching it from the camera frame. Image 3/3: Lift up and remove panel, detaching it from the camera frame.
  • Locate and remove the four 3.25 mm screws securing the back panel to the frame of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Lift up and remove panel, detaching it from the camera frame.

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Image 1/2: Gently peel back the main optic ribbon, ensuring it is securely out of the way. Image 2/2: This ribbon is very fragile, and, if torn, the camera will not function properly.  Handle with care.
  • Remove the three 3.25 mm screws securing the hexagon-shaped, copper panel to the optical device.

  • Gently peel back the main optic ribbon, ensuring it is securely out of the way.

    • This ribbon is very fragile, and, if torn, the camera will not function properly. Handle with care.

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  • Remove the six 3.25 mm screws securing the optic lens to the camera frame.

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Image 1/2: This film is very fragile.  Handle with care. Image 2/2: This film is very fragile.  Handle with care.
  • Carefully remove the square lens film, ensuring you do not bend it. This film will be in two pieces: a black cover, and a glass square piece. It is very fragile, so handle with care.

    • This film is very fragile. Handle with care.

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  • There is a small ribbon attaching the optical lens piece to the motherboard. Using a plastic opening tool, gently lift up on this ribbon's clamp, detaching it from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Be sure the detached ribbons are held out of the way to avoid any possible damage to them. Image 2/3: Be sure the detached ribbons are held out of the way to avoid any possible damage to them. Image 3/3: Be sure the detached ribbons are held out of the way to avoid any possible damage to them.
  • The optic assembly should now be free. Use a pry tool to lift it far enough up that you can grab and remove it.

  • Be sure the detached ribbons are held out of the way to avoid any possible damage to them.

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Conclusion

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

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I'm with ya up 'til step 2. The right hand back of my camera has controls (zoom in/out, trash/list/info, right/left/up/down, etc. on it and no visible screws as in your step 3 picture. It appears that another panel has been removed to expose these screws. Can you elaborate?

Mike - Reply

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