Introduction

This guide shows how to replace a broken retainer clip (the plastic piece that covers the battery and XD card slot).

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

  • Unscrew all 5 base plate screws.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Orient the camera as shown, with the bottom facing up.
  • Orient the camera as shown, with the bottom facing up.

  • Open the retainer clip, by using your finger to push down and slide to the left.

  • The clip should pop open.

Hold the retainer clip down (without re-latching it).
  • Hold the retainer clip down (without re-latching it).

  • Use a flathead screwdriver to start to pry out the pin holding the retainer clip's spring to the camera.

Use tweezers to continue to remove the pin.
  • Use tweezers to continue to remove the pin.

When it feels loose, pull the pin all the way out with your fingers.
  • When it feels loose, pull the pin all the way out with your fingers.

Once the pin comes out, the retainer clip, spring, and pin will no longer be attached to the rest of the camera.
  • Once the pin comes out, the retainer clip, spring, and pin will no longer be attached to the rest of the camera.

Conclusion

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

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