Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the camera lens and surrounding mechanisms (including the motor).

Parts

No parts required.

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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Unscrew 1 screw from LCD screen.
  • Unscrew 1 screw from LCD screen.

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Remove the side pannel by sliding it off the body of the camera. Lift the camera NO MORE than 3cm to make sure all screws have been taken off.
  • Remove the side pannel by sliding it off the body of the camera.

  • Lift the camera NO MORE than 3cm to make sure all screws have been taken off.

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Flip camera so you are looking at the front. Remove gray and blue wiring with tweasers by gently wiggling and pulling.
  • Flip camera so you are looking at the front.

  • Remove gray and blue wiring with tweasers by gently wiggling and pulling.

  • Be careful not to rip the wiring tape with the tweezers.

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Locate the tape securing the wiring with the gray end piece located on top of the camera. Gently lift the tape till all wires are exposed.
  • Locate the tape securing the wiring with the gray end piece located on top of the camera.

  • Gently lift the tape till all wires are exposed.

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Flip Camera to the bottom side as shown.
  • Flip Camera to the bottom side as shown.

  • Pull and wriggle the thin yellow wiring tape to detach it from the rest of the camera, while leaving it attached to the LCD screen.

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Flip camera so the front is facing you. Locate speaker in upper right hand corner. Gently lift with tweasers.
  • Flip camera so the front is facing you.

  • Locate speaker in upper right hand corner.

  • Gently lift with tweasers.

  • Feed wiring through designated spot so that it is no longer connected to the camera.

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Lift the LCD screen so the thick yellow wiring is the only thing attaching the LCD screen to the camera. Gently pull the thick yellow wiring out by using the forefinger and thumb.
  • Lift the LCD screen so the thick yellow wiring is the only thing attaching the LCD screen to the camera.

  • Gently pull the thick yellow wiring out by using the forefinger and thumb.

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

  • Remove the 3 screws from the rear of the camera behind the lens.

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Flip camera so the front lens is facing up.
  • Flip camera so the front lens is facing up.

  • Unplug lens from logic board.

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Flip camera over so lens is facing down and the back of the camera is facing you.
  • Flip camera over so lens is facing down and the back of the camera is facing you.

  • Gently pull back wire that connects logic board to lens assembly so it is no longer connected.

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Flip camera so the front is facing you.
  • Flip camera so the front is facing you.

  • Carefully lift lens assembly out of camera.

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Conclusion

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

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