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Introduction

In this guide, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to detach the lens from the logic board so that it can be replaced or repaired.

Image 1/1: Remove the batteries from the camera.
  • Remove the memory stick from the camera.

  • Remove the batteries from the camera.

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Image 1/2: There is one screw hidden under the AV cover that also needs to be removed. Image 2/2: There is one screw hidden under the AV cover that also needs to be removed.
  • Remove all six 4.3mm silver screws along the perimeter of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • There is one screw hidden under the AV cover that also needs to be removed.

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  • Pry the back cover from the left side of the camera. Remove the cover gently.

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Image 1/1: Newer cameras of descent quality usually have a bleeder resistor to drain the flash capacitor. This may not work anymore and the flash capacitor may still have a charge.
  • CAUTION! This is where energy for the flash is stored. Even with batteries removed, if you touch these connections, you can be shocked, depending on if the flash capacitor has a stored charge. It may not have a stored charge, but work around this assuming it does.

  • Newer cameras of descent quality usually have a bleeder resistor to drain the flash capacitor. This may not work anymore and the flash capacitor may still have a charge.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the LCD screen from its base.
  • Remove the tape on the right side of the LCD screen.

  • Gently lift the LCD screen from its base.

  • Don't tug on the screen because it is still connected to the logic board.

Be very careful not to touch the flash capacitor on far left when lifting the LCD!! It WILL shock you.

Mark Fraylick - Reply

Getting the LCD ribbon back "in" is my problem -- hints or suggestions?

richardkujawa - Reply

I can't get a feel for how the black clip holds the ribbon - insert the new one at an angle?

richardkujawa - Reply

I practiced a few times with the "bad screen" and managed to figure this out. Unfortunately I can't explain how I did it... if some other person can explain how to make the ribbon connection/clip re-install more predictable I think it'd help anyone else who tries the repair.

richardkujawa - Reply

Image 1/1: Gently pull the LCD ribbon out.
  • Lift the black latch connecting the LCD ribbon to the logic board.

  • Gently pull the LCD ribbon out.

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  • Pry back the front cover of the camera starting from the right side.

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Image 1/2: Remove the LCD base plate. Image 2/2: Remove the LCD base plate.
  • Remove the 6 screws anchoring the LCD base to the logic board using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Remove the LCD base plate.

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the lens ribbon out.
  • Lift the black latch connecting the LCD ribbon to the logic board.

  • Gently pull the lens ribbon out.

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Image 1/1: You will need to have the soldering equipment specified to complete this step.
  • Desolder the connection of the logic board to the lens ribbon using a soldering iron and desoldering wick.

  • You will need to have the soldering equipment specified to complete this step.

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  • Lift up the black and copper covering on the left side of the camera.

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  • Pull the wiring at the top right of the camera away from the lens with tweezers.

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  • Remove the cross-hair shaped wire cap to the left of the lens.

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Image 1/2: Two 3.8mm black Phillips #00 screws on the sides of the lens. Image 2/2: One 4.6mm silver Phillips #00 screw on the bottom of the lens.
  • Remove the 3 screws holding the lens to the camera frame.

    • Two 3.8mm black Phillips #00 screws on the sides of the lens.

    • One 4.6mm silver Phillips #00 screw on the bottom of the lens.

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  • There is a screw behind flash tube holding lens. Remove it, then gently pull the lens out. Be sure that the lens's ribbon clears the logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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Be careful. I got painful shock from the flash capacitor even though the camera had been turned off and the batteries removed. It is the red and black wires and green tube on the left side.

Discharge it through a resistor. Trying to short it with a screwdriver made ahuge spark and left a mark on the screwdriver.

sdalimon - Reply

Aconteceu-me o mesmo, agora não a consigo ligar.

O meu caro Sdalimon tem alguma sugestão?

Cumprimentos.

Alberto Lopes - Reply

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