Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the lens box unit on the Olympus VR-350.

Remove the two 4mm screws from each side of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver. Remove the two 4mm screws from each side of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 4mm screws from each side of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

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Remove the four 4mm screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 4mm screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tools and your fingers to pry the front plate from the camera. You might need to open the battery cover to remove the front plate. You might need to open the battery cover to remove the front plate.
  • Use the plastic opening tools and your fingers to pry the front plate from the camera.

  • You might need to open the battery cover to remove the front plate.

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Use your fingers to pry open the back cover. When you remove the back of the camera, the button membrane might fall out. Don’t lose this sheet.
  • Use your fingers to pry open the back cover.

  • When you remove the back of the camera, the button membrane might fall out. Don’t lose this sheet.

  • The LCD screen is connected to the body of the camera by an orange ribbon cable. Don’t pull this ribbon cable out.

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Using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw from the bottom left corner of the button plate located under the button membrane. Using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw from the bottom left corner of the button plate located under the button membrane.
  • Using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw from the bottom left corner of the button plate located under the button membrane.

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Pull the button pad up to fully reveal the visible ribbon cable.
  • Pull the button pad up to fully reveal the visible ribbon cable.

  • You might need to bend the button pad out of the way.

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Pull out the LCD screen and the ribbon cable.
  • Pull out the LCD screen and the ribbon cable.

  • The ribbon cable should be easy to pull out.

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Remove the metal plate that was underneath the LCD screen by removing the four 4 mm screws with the Phillips PH000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the metal plate that was underneath the LCD screen by removing the four 4 mm screws with the Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

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Remove the orange ribbon cable from the connector on the left side of the motherboard. To do this, gently lift up the small grey clasp and pull the cable ribbon.
  • Remove the orange ribbon cable from the connector on the left side of the motherboard.

  • To do this, gently lift up the small grey clasp and pull the cable ribbon.

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There are two other small ribbon cables under the motherboard connected to the lens box. Pull them out from the motherboard.
  • There are two other small ribbon cables under the motherboard connected to the lens box. Pull them out from the motherboard.

  • You may need to use force to pull out the ribbon cables.

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Pull the lens box up and out to remove it.
  • Pull the lens box up and out to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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Worked for a SH-21, with a couple of extra screws to remove. Thank you!

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