1. Remove the screw located near the speaker port using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the screw located near the speaker port using a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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  2. Turn camera upside down so that the battery compartment is facing you.
    • Turn camera upside down so that the battery compartment is facing you.

    • Remove all four screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Rotate the camera to the opposite side where the A/V outlet is located.

    • Unscrew and remove all four screws with a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Turn the camera so that the Wi-Fi adapter is facing you.

    • Unscrew and remove all four screws with a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the front casing of the camera.

    • Continue this motion all around the front casing of the camera.

    • Gently pull apart the front casing from the rest of the camera.

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    • Using the plastic opening tool pry the back casing of the camera.

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    • Orange ribbon is fragile

    • Carefully pull apart the back casing of the camera from the front of the camera without tearing the orange ribbon.

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    • Pull down the on the black latch to carefully separate the orange ribbon from the motherboard.

    • Pull apart the orange ribbon and front casing from the rest of the camera.

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    • Use plastic opening tool to carefully pry the LCD Screen from the camera.

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    • Gently pull the ribbon cable down to release the latch, then pull up to remove it from the motherboard.

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    • Continue by removing two screws from the back of the camera body.

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    • Remove the screw connecting the wifi card cover to the front of the camera.

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    • Remove the final screw connecting the Wifi card cover to the case.

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    • Gently pull the Wifi card cover off of the camera body.

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    • Remove the screw holding the Wifi Card to the camera body.

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    • Gently pull the WiFi card out of the camera.

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    • Continue removing screws from the outside of the camera body.

    • Next pull the plastic side panel off of the camera body.

    • Be extremely careful when holding the camera around the flash capacitor (circled in green), it is probably still charged, and it is very painful if you are shocked by it.

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    • Remove the two screws connecting the strap loop to the camera body.

    • Remove the three screws from the left side of the camera body.

    • Remove the screw by the shutter button.

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    • Remove screws from plastic side cover.

    • Pull off plastic cover.

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    • Carefully remove the back housing body from the camera.

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    • Remove the five screws connecting motherboard to the camera body.

    • Carefully detach the two ribbon cables from the motherboard by releasing the black plastic catch, then pull the cables gently upwards out of the connector.

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    • Carefully de-solder the four connections to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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