Introduction

You must remove the batteries, the front casing, the rear casing, and the motherboard before removing the lens assembly.

Parts

No parts required.

The battery compartment is located on the bottom side of the camera.  Push the button in, and slide the cover to get access to the batteries. The battery compartment is located on the bottom side of the camera.  Push the button in, and slide the cover to get access to the batteries.
  • The battery compartment is located on the bottom side of the camera. Push the button in, and slide the cover to get access to the batteries.

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The batteries will slide right out. When putting new batteries in, make sure they are pointing the right direction.
  • The batteries will slide right out.

  • When putting new batteries in, make sure they are pointing the right direction.

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Remove the 7 screws holding the front case in place, with a #00 screwdriver. Six screws are 3.6 mm. The seventh screw is 3.2 mm.
  • Remove the 7 screws holding the front case in place, with a #00 screwdriver.

    • Six screws are 3.6 mm.

    • The seventh screw is 3.2 mm.

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Pulling the front case off, requires applying enough strength in the right areas. The front case snaps into place in three places: At the top and bottom of the battery side (opposite of side pictured) of the case.
  • Pulling the front case off, requires applying enough strength in the right areas.

  • The front case snaps into place in three places:

    • At the top and bottom of the battery side (opposite of side pictured) of the case.

    • Right in the middle of the DC-in side (side pictured) of the case.

    • Top of the camera, to the left of the power button.

  • Once those places are disconnected, the front case will pop right off.

  • The camera in the first two pictures is upside down. This is the best position to place your thumbs to remove the case.

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Remove the 3.2 mm screw in the battery compartment using a #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3.2 mm screw in the battery compartment using a #00 screwdriver.

  • After removal of the screw the case will be loose, but do not tug it off. There is a cord connecting the rear controls to the motherboard.

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Carefully pull the rear case away from the camera until you have access to the cord connected to the motherboard. Lift the white latch using a fingernail or a spudger. Pull the cord from its connector.
  • Carefully pull the rear case away from the camera until you have access to the cord connected to the motherboard.

  • Lift the white latch using a fingernail or a spudger.

  • Pull the cord from its connector.

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Remove the 2 pieces of translucent yellow tape. Removing these pieces of tape will void the camera warranty. They serve no functional purpose and do not need to be replaced during reassembly.
  • Remove the 2 pieces of translucent yellow tape.

  • Removing these pieces of tape will void the camera warranty. They serve no functional purpose and do not need to be replaced during reassembly.

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Remove the seven 2.7 mm using a #00 screwdriver. Remove the seven 2.7 mm using a #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the seven 2.7 mm using a #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the ribbon cord located near the top right corner of the motherboard.  Do this by carefully pulling the cord out of the socket using a pair of tweezers.
  • Remove the ribbon cord located near the top right corner of the motherboard. Do this by carefully pulling the cord out of the socket using a pair of tweezers.

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Disconnect the ribbon cord located on the left side of the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cord located on the left side of the motherboard.

  • Use tweezers or a spudger to lift the latch on the connector.

  • Carefully remove the cord from the connector.

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De-solder the 2 connection points. Be careful to not damage any part of the circuit board with the soldering iron.
  • De-solder the 2 connection points.

  • Be careful to not damage any part of the circuit board with the soldering iron.

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Remove the motherboard from the camera casing.
  • Remove the motherboard from the camera casing.

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Remove the three 3.6 mm screws using a #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 3.6 mm screws using a #00 screwdriver.

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Slide the lens to the left and pull up. The lens should easily come loose and slide right out. Slide the lens to the left and pull up. The lens should easily come loose and slide right out.
  • Slide the lens to the left and pull up. The lens should easily come loose and slide right out.

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Conclusion

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

Matt

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This is also applicable to the Olympus FE170. I dismantled and repaired mine using this guide. Excellent!

Alan Shaw - Reply

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