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.

Image 1/2: Remove three 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the bottom left of the camera bottom Image 2/2: Lift the battery cover and remove two 3 mm x 5 mm Phillips head screws.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove four 3 mm x 5.5 mm Phillips head screws from the sides of the camera. Image 2/3: Remove two 3 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screws from under the SD card door. Image 3/3: Remove two 3 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screws from under the SD card door.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Lift the back of the camera and, using the blue prying tool, lift the tab from the LCD ribbon connector. Image 2/2: Slide the ribbon connector away from the bottom of the camera and remove the back cover containing the LCD to expose the motherboard.
  • 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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Image 1/2: 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. Image 2/2: Lift the tab on the ribbon connector and pull away the ribbon to expose a 4 mm x 4 mm Phillips head screw.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Lift the motherboard and disconnect the grey connector from the bottom. Image 2/2: Disconnect and remove the motherboard.
  • 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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