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.

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.

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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.

Note:

There are 3 locking cam-lugs along the top edge of the back plate. These slot over the top of matching very delicate moulded catches. Carefully lift and lever this top edge first.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Err, I don’t think that marked capacitor will hold much charge, though that’s not to say you can’t discharge the flash capacitor as described. The flash capacitor itself will be a large cylindrical component, probably somewhere close by underneath, on the other end of two of those soldered wires.

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the black sticker covering the electrical connections.

  • Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Remove the motherboard by lifting it directly up.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • Black tape covers the motor assembly.

  • Remove the tape using a pair of tweezers.

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  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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