Introduction

The motherboard is what makes the camera work. If your camera stops working, follow this guide to replace the motherboard.

Remove two 5 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera located near the power button. Use of precision tweezers to help remove loosened screws is suggested.
  • Remove two 5 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera located near the power button.

  • Use of precision tweezers to help remove loosened screws is suggested.

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Remove two 5 mm Phillips #000 screws near the audio/video inputs on the opposite side near the flash component. Remove two 5 mm Phillips #000 screws near the audio/video inputs on the opposite side near the flash component.
  • Remove two 5 mm Phillips #000 screws near the audio/video inputs on the opposite side near the flash component.

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Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom end of the camera. Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom end of the camera.
  • Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom end of the camera.

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Carefully detach the back side of the camera by lifting both ends, with moderate force wobble until loosened enough to remove.
  • Carefully detach the back side of the camera by lifting both ends, with moderate force wobble until loosened enough to remove.

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With the LCD screen facing towards you, flip the screen to the right. With the LCD screen facing towards you, flip the screen to the right.
  • With the LCD screen facing towards you, flip the screen to the right.

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Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws located on the bracket. Hold the camera with the lens facing downward to prevent the bracket from falling off once all screws are removed. Hold the camera with the lens facing downward to prevent the bracket from falling off once all screws are removed.
  • Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws located on the bracket.

  • Hold the camera with the lens facing downward to prevent the bracket from falling off once all screws are removed.

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Disconnect the ribbons that connect the LCD screen to the camera gently using precision tweezers or fingers. Disconnect the ribbons that connect the LCD screen to the camera gently using precision tweezers or fingers.
  • Disconnect the ribbons that connect the LCD screen to the camera gently using precision tweezers or fingers.

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Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws bordering the motherboard. Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws bordering the motherboard. Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws bordering the motherboard.
  • Remove three 5 mm Phillips #000 screws bordering the motherboard.

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Remove the plastic component located directly behind the flash from its rubberized holder.
  • Remove the plastic component located directly behind the flash from its rubberized holder.

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Remove the electric tape covering the wires.
  • Remove the electric tape covering the wires.

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Unsolder all the wires that are on the top of the motherboard near the flash component. Unsolder all the wires that are on the top of the motherboard near the flash component. Unsolder all the wires that are on the top of the motherboard near the flash component.
  • Unsolder all the wires that are on the top of the motherboard near the flash component.

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Unsolder the wires on the bottom end of the motherboard.
  • Unsolder the wires on the bottom end of the motherboard.

left out how to get screw out by power button so can pull board off. not seeing a way to ?

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Conclusion

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

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The guide is incomplete! Do not try to remove the mobo for it is soldered to some other tiny board under the on/off switch. Trying to remove the mobo after just unscrewing it, may guide to certain and permanent destruction of both PCBs!!!

symeonleriou - Reply

any clue how to get tiny mobo out with mobo after taking screw out of tiny one at on/off switch?

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