Introduction

If you encounter issues with your camera motherboard, follow this step by step guide to aid you on replacing it.

Image 1/3: Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the right side. Image 2/3: Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the underside. Image 3/3: Two 1.5x2.5mm screw on the left side.
  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: Remove the back housing of the camera  by lifting it directly up.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Gently lift the screen up and out of the frame. Image 2/2: The screen is still held by a flexible display cable, therefore only lift the screen 0.5'' out of the back-plate.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Rotate the display 180 degrees so that it faces you. Image 2/2: Rotate the display 180 degrees so that it faces you.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Using a plastic opening tool or fingernail, pop up the black clip holding the display cable. This will release the cable. Image 2/3: Slide the display cable out of the connector. Image 3/3: The display cable can be damaged due to excessive bending, therefore avoid putting unnecessary strain on it.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Two 1.5x2.5mm screws on the left side.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the screws holding the motherboard with a PH000 screw head.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Slide the ribbon cables out of the connectors.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard.
  • Remove the black sticker covering the electrical connections.

  • Desolder the eight wires from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Using a thumb and forefinger, push the plastic cover up until it is at a 45 degree angle. Image 2/3: Pull the cover back and up to release it. Image 3/3: Pull the cover back and up to release it.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Carefully desolder the connections . Image 2/2: The front cover has been removed in this picture, however the procedure is still the same.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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