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.

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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 the single screw located next to the battery slot.

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  • Turn the camera so that 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.

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

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  • Pull off the faceplate to reveal the inside of the camera.

  • Be careful of the connector that goes from the faceplate to the motherboard . Disconnecting this line will cause the camera not not power on through the on/off switch anymore.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Use tweezers to continue to remove the pin.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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