Introduction

The guide shows how to remove the backplate of the camera. It is a prerequisite to other guides such as replacing the mic, speaker, LCD screen, and lens.

Flip camera so you are looking at the bottom.
  • Flip camera so you are looking at the bottom.

  • Unscrew all 5 base plate screws.

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Lift open retainer clip by sliding the clip to the left and letting the clip pop up.
  • Lift open retainer clip by sliding the clip to the left and letting the clip pop up.

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Unscrew 1 screw located next to the battery slot.
  • Unscrew 1 screw located next to the battery slot.

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Turn the camera so the USB, AV and DC in/out rubber plate it facing you.
  • Turn the camera so the USB, AV and DC in/out rubber plate it facing you.

  • Lift the rubber plate exposing the ports beneath.

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Unscrew the 2 screws next to the USB and AC ports.
  • Unscrew the 2 screws next to the USB and AC ports.

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Use a flathead screwdriver or another flat opening tool to pry the the faceplate from the whole device.
  • Use a flathead screwdriver or another flat opening tool to pry the the faceplate from the whole device.

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Pull off the faceplate revealing the inside of the camera.
  • Pull off the faceplate revealing the inside of the camera.

  • Be careful because there is a connector that goes from the faceplate to the motherboard and if that line disconnects the camera will not power on through the on and off switch anymore.

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Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the 3 screws highlighted in the picture.
  • Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the 3 screws highlighted in the picture.

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Unscrew the 2 screws located on either side of the flash.
  • Unscrew the 2 screws located on either side of the flash.

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Get a flathead screwdriver or an iPod opening tool (both are shown in this picture).
  • Get a flathead screwdriver or an iPod opening tool (both are shown in this picture).

  • Carefully pry off the blackplate from the remaining part of the camera.

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Pull the backplate off.
  • Pull the backplate off.

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Conclusion

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

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