Introduction

If your flash has become worn out from use and is not staying down, you might need a new flash housing. Performing this repair does not require a great deal of knowledge of the S9700, but will require a steady hand.

Image 1/2: Not doing so can damage the S9700 or cause electric shock. Image 2/2: Not doing so can damage the S9700 or cause electric shock.
  • Press the ON/OFF button to power off the S9700.

  • Not doing so can damage the S9700 or cause electric shock.

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Image 1/3: Place your finger on the battery compartment cover and gently push toward the front of the S9700. Image 2/3: The cover will open up by itself. Image 3/3: The cover will open up by itself.
  • Place the S9700 upside down

  • Place your finger on the battery compartment cover and gently push toward the front of the S9700.

  • The cover will open up by itself.

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  • Push the yellow tab inside the battery compartment in the direction of the arrow. This will allow the battery to spring up.

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  • Grab the battery and pull out.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pry up on the flash housing. It will pop up automatically. Image 2/3: Carefully pry up on the flash housing. It will pop up automatically. Image 3/3: Carefully pry up on the flash housing. It will pop up automatically.
  • Place your fingernail or a plastic opening tool in the space between the camera housing and the flash housing.

  • Carefully pry up on the flash housing. It will pop up automatically.

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Image 1/3: The housing will now be hanging only by the ribbon supplying power. Image 2/3: The housing will now be hanging only by the ribbon supplying power. Image 3/3: The housing will now be hanging only by the ribbon supplying power.
  • Remove the two 4-mm J000 screws positioned at the bottom of the flash housing.

  • The housing will now be hanging only by the ribbon supplying power.

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Image 1/3: Sudden or large force can rip the flash power supply off. Image 2/3: Sudden or large force can rip the flash power supply off. Image 3/3: Sudden or large force can rip the flash power supply off.
  • Using your fingers or plastic opening tool, remove the back half from the front half of the flash housing. The front half will stay on.

  • Sudden or large force can rip the flash power supply off.

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Image 1/3: Gently push on the lens to remove the front half of the flash housing. Image 2/3: Gently push on the lens to remove the front half of the flash housing. Image 3/3: Gently push on the lens to remove the front half of the flash housing.
  • Place a plastic opening tool on the clear lens of the flash.

  • Gently push on the lens to remove the front half of the flash housing.

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Conclusion

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

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