Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Use of precision tweezers to help remove loosened screws is suggested. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Hold the camera with the lens facing downward to prevent the bracket from falling off once all screws are removed. Image 2/3: Hold the camera with the lens facing downward to prevent the bracket from falling off once all screws are removed. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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