1. Position the back of the camera facing you and open the LCD screen to the left.
    • Position the back of the camera facing you and open the LCD screen to the left.

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  2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.556 mm screws under the LCD screen.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two 5.556 mm screws under the LCD screen.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the eleven 5.556 mm screws around the outside frame of the camera.

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    • Open the "HDMI" rubber flap.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the 5.556 mm screw underneath the flap.

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    • The flash button is located on the left side of the built-in flash compartment.

    • Press the flash button (as shown) to access flash.

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    • Use a spudger to wedge underneath the flash

    • Pry (up and down) to separate.

    • It is important to choose a tool that is ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. A black nylon spudger, or plastic opening tool, should be used whenever possible.

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    • Use your hands to gently pull the front and back of the camera apart.

    • Be careful not to damage the ribbon-wire shown in the red box.

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    • Use needle-nose tweezers to gently lift the black/grey latch towards the ribbon-wire (the latch rotates upward to release and snaps down to lock).

    • Be careful not to break the latch. It cannot be replaced.

    • Use tweezers to gently remove ribbon-wires.

    • Pull the ribbon-wires towards the back-end of the camera.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver and remove the single 6.350 mm screw, left of the mode-adjustment dial.

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    • Use needle-nose tweezers to remove the large ribbon-wire located under the screw.

    • Gently wiggle the ribbon out in an upward motion.

    • For easier access, you can push the black surface of the camera where the buttons and dials are located. Do not push too hard as this may break the plastic.

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool under the shutter button.

    • Gently pry (back and forth) between the rubber grip and camera casing.

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    • Place hands around the camera. Hold onto the mode dial and grip under the shutter button.

    • Gently push right thumb away and pull in left index finger to separate the camera halves.

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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the ten 3.175 mm screws on the inside of the camera.

    • Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the white film under the shutter-release button.

    • This white film is a cover for the electrical components. The camera will not be affected if it rips or comes off completely.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the yellow ribbon-wire.

    • Gently wiggle it to the left and then out of it's port.

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    • Use hands to remove the metal cover.

    • Pull the cover up.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the golden bracket.

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    • The tripod connector is located at the bottom of the camera.

    • Use tweezers to remove the tripod connector.

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    • Unscrew the three 3.175mm screws.

    • Use caution to not to lose the screws in the cavities of the camera.

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    • Continue removing screws, keeping an awareness of the cavity right below the screw. It would be difficult to extract screw if lost in this cavity.

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    • Remove lens by pulling up vertically.

    • Be careful not to damage any of the electrical ribbon on top of the lens.

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Conclusion

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

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