Introduction

This guide allows one to remove the lens assembly unit from the camera. Thus is can then be replaced by a new one.

Turn the camera upside down and locate the battery compartment.
  • Turn the camera upside down and locate the battery compartment.

  • Slide the compartment open following the direction of the arrow.

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Press the orange release button to release and remove the battery.
  • Press the orange release button to release and remove the battery.

  • Replace or insert battery in it's respective terminals

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Remove the four 0.1mm screws from the bottom of the camera using the phillips head screwdriver Using the same screwdriver, remove the 2 screws on the side of the camera. Remove the 2 screws from the other side of the camera.
  • Remove the four 0.1mm screws from the bottom of the camera using the phillips head screwdriver

  • Using the same screwdriver, remove the 2 screws on the side of the camera.

  • Remove the 2 screws from the other side of the camera.

  • One of the screws is under the I/O port cover.

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully separate the cover from the camera. Work the plastic opening tool around all the edges of the front plate. Pull the purple plastic cover off gently from the screen.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully separate the cover from the camera.

  • Work the plastic opening tool around all the edges of the front plate.

  • Pull the purple plastic cover off gently from the screen.

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Turn the camera over so the LCD screen is facing you. Carefully remove the front shell by gently prying around the corners with the plastic opening tool until it releases. Carefully remove the front shell by gently prying around the corners with the plastic opening tool until it releases.
  • Turn the camera over so the LCD screen is facing you.

  • Carefully remove the front shell by gently prying around the corners with the plastic opening tool until it releases.

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Be careful to keep track of little pieces of the outside casing. Be careful to keep track of little pieces of the outside casing.
  • Be careful to keep track of little pieces of the outside casing.

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Carefully remove the top button casing by pulling it away from main camera. Carefully remove the top button casing by pulling it away from main camera.
  • Carefully remove the top button casing by pulling it away from main camera.

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Remove the 2 screws on the silver plate
  • Remove the 2 screws on the silver plate

  • Gently lift the screen and silver plate away from the internal components.

  • Do not separate the plate and screen from the camera

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Carefully move the button panel away from the silver plate. To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap.
  • Carefully move the button panel away from the silver plate.

  • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap.

  • Safely pull the ribbon cable out and then remove the button panel.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

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Carefully remove the screen away from the silver plate. Carefully fold the screen over exposing the latch for the ribbon cable.
  • Carefully remove the screen away from the silver plate.

  • Carefully fold the screen over exposing the latch for the ribbon cable.

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To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.
  • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

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Once the ribbon cable is disconnected, remove the LCD screen.
  • Once the ribbon cable is disconnected, remove the LCD screen.

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Using the phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 0.1mm screws on the metal plate. Carefully remove metal plate from the camera.
  • Using the phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 0.1mm screws on the metal plate.

  • Carefully remove metal plate from the camera.

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Use the plastic opening tool or your finger nail to carefully flip up the ribbon cable retaining flap. Use the same screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws that were revealed after removing the metal plate. Use the same screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws that were revealed after removing the metal plate.
  • Use the plastic opening tool or your finger nail to carefully flip up the ribbon cable retaining flap.

  • Use the same screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws that were revealed after removing the metal plate.

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Gently pull the ribbon cable to remove the image sensor.
  • Gently pull the ribbon cable to remove the image sensor.

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To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out. Be sure you are prying up on the black hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself. Carefully push the lens towards you until it is almost removed from the chamber.
  • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the black hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  • Carefully push the lens towards you until it is almost removed from the chamber.

  • Remove the lens assembly from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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