Introduction

If your camera lens and lens motor has been broken, this guide will show you step by step how to replace the broken lens and motor with a new ones.

  1. There are six screws attaching the back housing to the camera. Remove the screws from the body with a PH000 screw head.
    • There are six screws attaching the back housing to the camera. Remove the screws from the body with a PH000 screw head.

      • Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the right side.

      • Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the underside.

      • Two 1.5x2.5mm screw on the left side.

  2. After removing the screws, use a metal spudger or plastic opening tool to push the back cover out.
    • After removing the screws, use a metal spudger or plastic opening tool to push the back cover out.

    • The metal spudger can damage the plastic housing, so use caution when applying any pressure to it. Use a plastic opening tool to reduce the risk of damage to the housing.

    • Remove the back housing of the camera by lifting it directly up.

    • The back cover may be slightly tight, therefore more force may be needed to lift it up.

    • Insert the tips of your fingers into the space between the screen and back-plate.

    • Gently lift the screen up and out of the frame.

    • The screen is still held by a flexible display cable, therefore only lift the screen 0.5'' out of the back-plate.

    • Tilt the screen so that the display cable forms a hinge with the backplate.

    • Rotate the display 180 degrees so that it faces you.

    • The display cable has a ZIF (zero insertion force) connector on the end. This has a tab that has to be pushed out before the cable can be safely removed.

    • Using a plastic opening tool or fingernail, pop up the black clip holding the display cable. This will release the cable.

    • Slide the display cable out of the connector.

    • The display cable can be damaged due to excessive bending, therefore avoid putting unnecessary strain on it.

    • Remove the screws from the silver back-plate with a PH000 screw head.

    • Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the left side.

    • One 1.5x2.5mm screw on the right side.

    • The marked red box contains a highly charged capacitor. Check the charge using a voltmeter and discharge it first before continuing. Discharge capacitor guide.

    • Remove the screws holding the motherboard with a PH000 screw head.

    • Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the right side.

    • Using a plastic opening tool or fingernail, pop up the black clips holding the ribbon cables. This will release the cables.

    • Slide the ribbon cables out of the connectors.

    • Remove the black sticker covering the electrical connections.

    • Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard.

    • Insert a plastic opening tool into the marked position. Push the tool towards the right to release the clip.

    • Using a thumb and forefinger, push the plastic cover up until it is at a 45 degree angle.

    • Pull the cover back and up to release it.

    • The motherboard is still held in place by soldered connections.

    • Carefully desolder the connections .

    • The front cover has been removed in this picture, however the procedure is still the same.

    • Remove the motherboard by lifting it directly up.

    • Remove the three 2.90x1.75mm screws using a PH000 screw head.

    • Gently push the lens barrel up and out of the case.

    • If the camera has grinding gears which lead to inefficient lens extension, this additional procedure will replace them.

    • Remove the three 1.25x4.75mm screws using a PH000 screw head.

    • Black tape covers the motor assembly.

    • Remove the tape using a pair of tweezers.

    • Lift the top part of the gear housing up and away from the main housing.

    • Check the gears to see if they are damaged and need replacing.

Conclusion

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

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