Introduction

Replacing the flash assembly, includes going deep into the camera, and taking out the logic board requiring soldering and other technical aspects.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Unscrew the 4mm screw that is directly to the right of the viewfinder. Image 2/3: On the base, Image 3/3: Unscrew the 3mm screw in the top left corner.
  • Remove all of the screws that hold the back plate in place.

    • Unscrew the 4mm screw that is directly to the right of the viewfinder.

    • On the base,

      • Unscrew the 3mm screw in the top left corner.

      • Unscrew all four 3mm screws under the battery cover.

    • Unscrew the 3mm screw on the right side panel.

    • Unscrew the two 2mm screws on the left side panel.

    • The bullets apply to the three pictures on the step.

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Image 1/2: Gently rock the 2 ribbon cables from their sockets. Image 2/2: With metal tweezers, grasp and pull white cable out of its clip.
  • Now remove the back panel completely.

    • Gently rock the 2 ribbon cables from their sockets.

    • With metal tweezers, grasp and pull white cable out of its clip.

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Image 1/1: Peel off the plastic sheets on the board.
  • On the surface of the board,

    • Peel off the plastic sheets on the board.

    • Unscrew 2-3mm from the board itself.

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Image 1/3: 1-Directly below the viewfinder. Image 2/3: 2-At the Base of the board. Image 3/3: 3-At the top right near the selector wheel. 1 on top of the board 2 on the underside.
  • Loosen the ribbon cables from the board.

    • 1-Directly below the viewfinder.

    • 2-At the Base of the board.

    • 3-At the top right near the selector wheel. 1 on top of the board 2 on the underside.

    • 1-The center of the board, above the central hole.

  • With metal tweezers, remove the two white plastic clips from their sockets one on the base of the board and the other on the surface.

  • The bullets apply to the three pictures on the step.

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Image 1/1:
  • Remove the single 3mm ground screw attached to the camera body

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Image 1/1: Don't attempt to unsolder the joints without previous knowledge of soldering
  • The mother board has two solder connections that need to be undone to remove the board

  • Don't attempt to unsolder the joints without previous knowledge of soldering

  • When soldering avoiding touching any other components with the iron

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Image 1/1: While the mother board is removed it is possible to get further into the camera itself to make more repairs.
  • Once we have the mother board removed it can be replaced with a new board.

  • While the mother board is removed it is possible to get further into the camera itself to make more repairs.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the 2-3mm Screws from the right side of the casing Image 2/2: Pop the flash up, to get access to the two body screws underneath
  • Now we remove the bulk of the cameras components from the front of the case

    • Unscrew the 2-3mm Screws from the right side of the casing

    • Pop the flash up, to get access to the two body screws underneath

      • Undo the 2-3mm screws

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Image 1/3: Remove the small ribbon cable, from the right side of the casing Image 2/3: Remove the small ribbon cable, from the right side of the casing Image 3/3: Remove the small ribbon cable, from the right side of the casing
  • Gently pull on the battery casing and the A/V ports to remove the connected components

  • Remove the small ribbon cable, from the right side of the casing

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Image 1/1: The wires running out of the flash will need to be cut and then the new flash unit spliced into the preexisting wires.
  • Unscrew the 3mm screw holding the flash in place

  • The wires running out of the flash will need to be cut and then the new flash unit spliced into the preexisting wires.

  • Now you can replace the entire flash assembly.

    • Beware of the flash capacitor; it still carries a good amount of charge that could shock you or fry the boards

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Conclusion

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

Mason Morgan

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