Introduction

If the lens is not working properly or giving a lens error, you need to take it out to inspect or replace it.

Remove the three 4 mm screws from the bottom of the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4 mm screws from the bottom of the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the single 3.5 mm screw from the bottom of the camera using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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With the bottom of the camera facing you, slide the latch on the compartment to the left. Swing the battery compartment door open.
  • With the bottom of the camera facing you, slide the latch on the compartment to the left.

  • Swing the battery compartment door open.

  • Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the inside with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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With the screen facing you, locate the two 3.5 mm screws on the left face of the camera.  Remove them using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • With the screen facing you, locate the two 3.5 mm screws on the left face of the camera. Remove them using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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With the screen facing you, locate the three 3.5 mm screws on the right face of the camera.  Remove them with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • With the screen facing you, locate the three 3.5 mm screws on the right face of the camera. Remove them with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Two of the screws are located under the port tabs.

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Locate the crease where the case comes together. Using a plastic prying tool, pry at the line to remove the camera case.
  • Locate the crease where the case comes together.

  • Using a plastic prying tool, pry at the line to remove the camera case.

  • It may take several attempts to remove the case. Remember to pry at all the crease locations on the camera, and not just one spot.

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Slide the yellow navigation panel to the right so that it can be lifted up. It may take a little pressure to get the panel to separate. Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable that is still attached to the camera.
  • Slide the yellow navigation panel to the right so that it can be lifted up.

  • It may take a little pressure to get the panel to separate.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable that is still attached to the camera.

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Remove the three 4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Locate the magnet and copper tape on the left side of the camera.
  • Locate the magnet and copper tape on the left side of the camera.

  • Gently pull the copper tape off of the metal plate.

  • The copper tape is attached with some glue, so a little force will be needed to detach it.

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Lift the screen up and swing it to the right, exposing the circuit board underneath. The navigation should still be attached to the circuit board with a ribbon cable as indicated in red. Detach the ribbon cable that is connecting the LCD screen and the circuit board.
  • Lift the screen up and swing it to the right, exposing the circuit board underneath.

  • The navigation should still be attached to the circuit board with a ribbon cable as indicated in red.

  • Detach the ribbon cable that is connecting the LCD screen and the circuit board.

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Remove the three 4 mm screws using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4 mm screws using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Disconnect the ribbon cable from the left side of the camera. You can do this by lifting  the small black strip with your nail and rotating it 60 degrees on top of the connector. These connectors are fragile so don't use to much force. Now you can easily take the flat cable out (same for the other connectors).
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable from the left side of the camera.

  • You can do this by lifting the small black strip with your nail and rotating it 60 degrees on top of the connector. These connectors are fragile so don't use to much force. Now you can easily take the flat cable out (same for the other connectors).

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Using tweezers, remove the lens cover from the lens.
  • Using tweezers, remove the lens cover from the lens.

  • Be sure not to damage this delicate piece.

If replacing the lens don't forget the soft foam ring which is under the lenscover assembly

The lenscover assembly contains four parts . Be careful not to touch the small glass.

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Remove the 3.5 mm screw holding down the Wi-Fi card. Move the Wi-Fi card away from the device.
  • Remove the 3.5 mm screw holding down the Wi-Fi card.

  • Move the Wi-Fi card away from the device.

  • The Wi-Fi card is not actually detached yet. Be careful not to damage the wires.

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Using your fingers, push the lens from the front of the camera to loosen it. Lift the lens unit from the other side so it is free from the case.
  • Using your fingers, push the lens from the front of the camera to loosen it.

  • Lift the lens unit from the other side so it is free from the case.

  • The lens unit is still connected by a ribbon cable.

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Detach the ribbon cable connecting the lens unit and circuit board.
  • Detach the ribbon cable connecting the lens unit and circuit board.

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The lens can now be removed from the camera.
  • The lens can now be removed from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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So, does this mean that one the camera is put back together the lens open automatically again?

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