Introduction

Replace the flash bulb in your camera if the flash does not fire correctly.

Use your finger to push the notch of the compartment door to the center of the camera body. Release the compartment door and it will swing open. Remove the existing battery with your fingers.
  • Use your finger to push the notch of the compartment door to the center of the camera body.

  • Release the compartment door and it will swing open.

  • Remove the existing battery with your fingers.

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Press the button on the side of the body to open the flash compartment. Press the button on the side of the body to open the flash compartment.
  • Press the button on the side of the body to open the flash compartment.

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Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the two 3.0 mm screws from inside the compartment.
  • Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the two 3.0 mm screws from inside the compartment.

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Place the plastic opening tool along the crack on the side of the flash compartment cover and pry open and detach the cover.
  • Place the plastic opening tool along the crack on the side of the flash compartment cover and pry open and detach the cover.

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Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the 4.0 mm screw from the plastic cover. Detach the plastic cover.
  • Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the 4.0 mm screw from the plastic cover.

  • Detach the plastic cover.

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Carefully remove the flash bulb holder with your fingers. Carefully remove the flash bulb holder with your fingers.
  • Carefully remove the flash bulb holder with your fingers.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry the metal bulb frame out of the socket.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the metal bulb frame out of the socket.

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Remove the plastic stoppers on either side of the metal flash bulb tray.
  • Remove the plastic stoppers on either side of the metal flash bulb tray.

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Using a soldering iron, desolder each of the wires connected to the light bulb.
  • Using a soldering iron, desolder each of the wires connected to the light bulb.

  • Be careful! The soldering iron is hot. Do not burn yourself or the device. It should not be applied to the device too long to avoid damaging any of the device components.

  • For a comprehensive guide on desoldering, visit iFixit's Soldering and Desoldering Guide.

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Conclusion

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

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