Introduction

If you happened to drop camera into dirt or sand, this guide will explain to you on how to clean it.

Remove 8-2.46 mm screws from both sides and bottom of camera using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove 8-2.46 mm screws from both sides and bottom of camera using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove 2 screws from left side. (picture 1)

    • Remove 4 screws from bottom. (picture 2)

    • Remove 2 screws from right side. (picture 3)

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Remove black cover pulling up with left thumb. Hold silver cover with right thumb.
  • Remove black cover pulling up with left thumb. Hold silver cover with right thumb.

  • Remove silver cover lifting up with left thumb. Hold the camera with right thumb.

  • Once internal circuit board is exposed, the red and blue wire terminals at top center can provide a nasty shock from the charged flash capacitor (silver can to left of terminals). BE CAREFUL!

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  • Remove 2-2.10mm screws in the front of the camera using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the two screws.

  • Gently pull up to detach the frame. (picture 2)

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  • Remove 2-2.10mm screws using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Gently pull the orange board to the right. (picture 2)

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  • Lift screen up holding the corners.

  • Gently pull to the left to release from ZIF connector. (picture 2)

  • Gently pull the orange board to the right. (picture 3)

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  • Remove 4-2.10mm screws using a #000 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Gently pull the shutter up. (picture 2)

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  • Lens is now separated from body.

  • Remove 3-2.12mm screws using #000 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Use a nylon or metal spudger to release the lens.

  • Repeat step 4 to the opposite side of the lens. (picture 2)

  • Lens is now separated from metal.

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  • Once you have all the parts separated, start cleaning them with an air compressor bottle. (as shown)

  • Using the provided straw, start spraying the parts. (pictures 2 and 3)

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Conclusion

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

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