Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the motherboard so you can replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Move the switch on the battery door to the Open position.
  • Move the switch on the battery door to the Open position.

  • The door will automatically swing open after you let it go.

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Push the small gray tab on the top right corner to the left. The battery will pop out slightly. Keep your finger clear of the battery when it pops out.
  • Push the small gray tab on the top right corner to the left. The battery will pop out slightly.

  • Keep your finger clear of the battery when it pops out.

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Push the memory card in and let go.
  • Push the memory card in and let go.

  • The memory card will pop out slightly.

  • Pull out the memory card.

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Unscrew the small screws on the sides of the camera. The screws on the left side(#00P, 4.7mm) are longer than the screw on the right side(#00P, 3.3mm).
  • Unscrew the small screws on the sides of the camera.

  • The screws on the left side(#00P, 4.7mm) are longer than the screw on the right side(#00P, 3.3mm).

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Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom(#00P, 3.3mm). The bottom will fall off.
  • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom(#00P, 3.3mm).

  • The bottom will fall off.

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Lift up the bottom back cover by prying the bottom edge with the spudger. Gently lift up the back cover with your hand from the bottom to the top. Gently lift up the back cover with your hand from the bottom to the top.
  • Lift up the bottom back cover by prying the bottom edge with the spudger.

  • Gently lift up the back cover with your hand from the bottom to the top.

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Lift the tabs on the ZIF connectors. The ribbon cables should easily come out of the ZIF connectors. The ribbon cables should easily come out of the ZIF connectors.
  • Lift the tabs on the ZIF connectors.

  • The ribbon cables should easily come out of the ZIF connectors.

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Using the spudger, pry off the top cover by gliding the spudger along the entire edge between the top cover and the front cover. Be careful not to damage the cylindrical capacitor on the circuit board under the top cover.
  • Using the spudger, pry off the top cover by gliding the spudger along the entire edge between the top cover and the front cover.

  • Be careful not to damage the cylindrical capacitor on the circuit board under the top cover.

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Remove the small screw in the hole towards the top of the camera(#00P, 5.4mm).
  • Remove the small screw in the hole towards the top of the camera(#00P, 5.4mm).

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Use the spudger to lift up the back logic board. Using your fingers, gently wiggle and pull off the back motherboard.
  • Use the spudger to lift up the back logic board.

  • Using your fingers, gently wiggle and pull off the back motherboard.

  • You will hear a click when you lift it up.

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Remove the small screw holding down the lower motherboard(#00P, 3.2mm).
  • Remove the small screw holding down the lower motherboard(#00P, 3.2mm).

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Use the spudger to lift the upper tab from the main housing. Gently lift the lower tab from the main body by prying it with your finger. Gently pull off the plastic motherboard housing sideways.
  • Use the spudger to lift the upper tab from the main housing.

  • Gently lift the lower tab from the main body by prying it with your finger.

  • Gently pull off the plastic motherboard housing sideways.

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Gently lift the tabs on the ZIF connectors connecting the lens to the front motherboard. Once you lift the tabs the ribbons should fall right out and the front motherboard should be free. Once you lift the tabs the ribbons should fall right out and the front motherboard should be free.
  • Gently lift the tabs on the ZIF connectors connecting the lens to the front motherboard.

  • Once you lift the tabs the ribbons should fall right out and the front motherboard should be free.

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Conclusion

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

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