Introduction

The motherboard is located behind the LCD and rear panel of the camera. It is relatively accessible but does require the use of a soldering iron to completely disconnect it from the rest of the camera.

  1. Remove six 3 mm x 2.5 mm Phillips head screws from the bottom right of the camera bottom.
    • Remove six 3 mm x 2.5 mm Phillips head screws from the bottom right of the camera bottom.

    • Remove three 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the bottom left of the camera bottom

    • Lift the battery cover and remove two 3 mm x 5 mm Phillips head screws.

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  2. Remove the two 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the either side of the viewfinder.
    • Remove the two 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the either side of the viewfinder.

    • Remove four 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the sides of the camera.

    • Remove two 3 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screws from under the SD card door.

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    • Use the following process for removing all ribbon connectors.

    • Lift the back of the camera and, using the blue prying tool, lift the tab from the LCD ribbon connector.

    • Slide the ribbon connector away from the bottom of the camera and remove the back cover containing the LCD to expose the motherboard.

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    • Soldering irons are hot; take all necessary precautions to not burn yourself or equipment.

    • Be sure to label each gray wire to be removed from the motherboard as they are the same color and can be mixed up during reassembly.

    • Lift the tab on the ribbon connector and pull away the ribbon to expose a 4 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screw.

    • De-solder the red (upper), two grey (lower), red (lower), and blue (lower) wires from the motherboard.

    • Remove five 4 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the camera frame.

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    • Lift the tabs and pull away the ribbon connectors shown .

    • Lift the motherboard and disconnect the grey connector from the bottom.

    • Disconnect and remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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