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Introduction

The flash unit is attached to the inner casing of the camera.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery and memory card from the device.

  2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove 4 screws from the right side of the camera.

    • There are two 3.4mm screws at the top.

    • There are two 2.2mm screws at the bottom.

  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 3.4mm screw on the left side of the camera.

  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove 5 screws from the base of the camera.

    • There are two 2.2mm screws next to the battery compartment.

    • There are three 4mm screws around the tripod mount.

  5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly slide the back cover away from the device

    • The back casing is held in place by two ribbon cables. Do not pull the back cover too far from the camera.

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    • Detach both ribbon cables using a spudger.

    • Use the tip of the spudger to lift the black clip upward, unlocking the ribbon cable.

  7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back casing from the camera.

  8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, button board: step 8, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, button board: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the spudger to remove the ribbon cable connecting the lens casing to the circuit board by lifting up the black clip.

    • Carefully remove the function switch cover. This unit snaps on and off.

  9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully unsnap the front logic board from the rear logic board using a spudger.

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    • Slide the entire top part of the camera that is attached to the logic board, horizontally away from the camera.

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    • Remove the ribbon cable from the top connection panel by unlocking the black clip with a spudger.

    • This leaves you with the logic board and the top connection panel separate and free from the camera

  12. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, Camera Lens Assembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to detach the ribbon cable from the circuit board. Lift the black clip up to unlock it as before.

  13. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3 screws holding the lens assembly in place.

    • The two screws on the left are 4.5mm with washers.

    • The single screw on the right is 4mm.

  14. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Push the lens assembly slightly toward the circuit board, and pull the left side out of the casing first. You will have to wiggle this out gently.

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    • Remove the entire assembly out of the casing.

    • The ribbons on the left and bottom of the assembly simply rest on the camera housing.

  16. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, AV port circuit board: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Use the spudger to unclip the top ribbon cable from the circuit board.

  17. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 2mm screw in the bottom right corner of the circuit board

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    • Gently slide the circuit board out away from the port connections. Pull it toward where the lens used to be. Some wiggling may be necessary to remove.

    • The circuit board is fitted into slots attached to the side of the camera. Do not angle upwards to remove.

  19. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Take note of how the slots fit into the circuit board for easy replacement.

  20. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, Front Cover: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the AV circuit board you are left with the front casing attached to the inner casing and flash unit.

    • First you must remove two 3.5mm blue screws near the hole of the lens that attach the inner casing.

  21. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 3.5mm colorless screw that lays within the square opening of the inner casing.

  22. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front casing from the rest of the device.

  23. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, Flash Unit: step 23, image 1 of 2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Flash Unit Replacement, Flash Unit: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to carefully lift the small clip located to the left of the unit.

    • Lift the flash unit out of the case.

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Very easy to follow instructions. Thank you very much!!!

Mike Hair - Reply

Thank you for showing me how to fix my LUMIX TZ5 Camera.. I will do this as soon as I get the replacement flash.

Carlos

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