Introduction

The motherboard is the key component to making the camera run. If there is a faulty connection, the camera will not turn on at all. This repair should be completed with care, as to not interrupt the flow of power.

Image 1/2: When reassembling, you must turn this wheel to the right until it clicks. Image 2/2: When reassembling, you must turn this wheel to the right until it clicks.
  • Using your thumb and pointer finger, open the card/battery hatch by pressing the center button of the wheel and turning the entire wheel to the left.

  • When reassembling, you must turn this wheel to the right until it clicks.

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  • You should feel the door begin to loosen. Carefully pull the hatch open.

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  • Push the yellow battery/charger compartment tab up using your thumb nail.

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Image 1/2: Slowly pull the battery completely out. Image 2/2: Slowly pull the battery completely out.
  • After pressing the yellow tab, the battery should loosen.

  • Slowly pull the battery completely out.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull the plate off of the face. Image 2/2: Carefully pull the plate off of the face.
  • Using the T4 Torx Screwdriver, remove the 2, 4mm screws holding the N-Mark plate in place.

  • Carefully pull the plate off of the face.

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Image 1/2: Avoid bending or scratching the front face. Image 2/2: Avoid bending or scratching the front face.
  • Using the metal spudger tool, pry the colored face from the camera body.

  • Avoid bending or scratching the front face.

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  • Using the T5 Torx screwdriver, remove all four 4mm screws.

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  • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the single 3mm screw found inside the battery/charging compartment.

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  • Remove the upper cover (connected by glue) and unscrew the single Philips screw.

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  • Remove two Philips screws from the bottom cover, lift gently the cover and remove the single Philips screw under it.

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  • Carefully remove the back cover from the camera body.

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  • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove all 8, 4mm screws on the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: A metal spudger is shown in the photo, but a nylon spudger should be used.
  • Using the nylon spudger tool, peel back the metallic plate.

  • A metal spudger is shown in the photo, but a nylon spudger should be used.

  • Do not rip the gold-colored ribbons.

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Image 1/1: Though various guides suggest using a plastic or metal spudger tool to disconnect the ribbons, this tool is liable to damage the connectors.
  • Using your fingers, carefully disconnect the connector ribbons.

  • Though various guides suggest using a plastic or metal spudger tool to disconnect the ribbons, this tool is liable to damage the connectors.

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  • Carefully remove the black piece on the lefthand side.

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Image 1/1: The soldering tool can get extremely hot. For soldering help, check out iFixit's guide for [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|How to Solder and Desolder Connections].
  • On the remaining piece, desolder the labeled soldering points.

  • The soldering tool can get extremely hot. For soldering help, check out iFixit's guide for How to Solder and Desolder Connections.

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  • Flip the remaining piece over, careful not to rip any of the connecting wires.

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Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard from the camera body.
  • Desolder at the prescribed sites.

  • Remove the motherboard from the camera body.

  • The soldering tool can get extremely hot.

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Conclusion

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

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