Introduction

This repair guide is to remove/replace the entire optical assembly, including the lens, of your Panasonic DMC-ZS19 camera. For this repair, you will need a PH00 screwdriver and a plastic opening tool. Ensure that you remove the battery before beginning this repair, as you will be interacting with electrical components.

Locate the pair (2) of screws on each side of the camera and remove them. Then locate the pair (2) of screws on the bottom of the camera, located on each side of the tripod screw-in area, and remove them. Locate the pair (2) of screws on each side of the camera and remove them. Then locate the pair (2) of screws on the bottom of the camera, located on each side of the tripod screw-in area, and remove them. Locate the pair (2) of screws on each side of the camera and remove them. Then locate the pair (2) of screws on the bottom of the camera, located on each side of the tripod screw-in area, and remove them.
  • Locate the pair (2) of screws on each side of the camera and remove them. Then locate the pair (2) of screws on the bottom of the camera, located on each side of the tripod screw-in area, and remove them.

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Using the plastic prying tool, remove the cover of the camera that is on the same side as your LCD screen. This cover should come off relatively easily, and will expose the motherboard that the screen is connected to.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, remove the cover of the camera that is on the same side as your LCD screen. This cover should come off relatively easily, and will expose the motherboard that the screen is connected to.

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Disconnect the motherboard that the LCD screen is connected to from the main motherboard.
  • Disconnect the motherboard that the LCD screen is connected to from the main motherboard.

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Using your hand, follow the two data-strips that connect the LCD screen to the motherboard and unclip them. Once the data-strips are unclipped, remove them from the motherboard and the screen will be free.
  • Using your hand, follow the two data-strips that connect the LCD screen to the motherboard and unclip them. Once the data-strips are unclipped, remove them from the motherboard and the screen will be free.

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After the screen has been removed, the main motherboard is directly underneath it. There is a bronze, metal separation piece that separates the main motherboard from the one connected to the lens. This metal piece is held in with 3 screws. Remove these 3 screws and the metal piece will be free. After the screen has been removed, the main motherboard is directly underneath it. There is a bronze, metal separation piece that separates the main motherboard from the one connected to the lens. This metal piece is held in with 3 screws. Remove these 3 screws and the metal piece will be free.
  • After the screen has been removed, the main motherboard is directly underneath it. There is a bronze, metal separation piece that separates the main motherboard from the one connected to the lens. This metal piece is held in with 3 screws. Remove these 3 screws and the metal piece will be free.

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Once the bronze metal plate is removed, the main motherboard will be exposed. There is a plastic riser (it looks like a lowercase "b" on the right side of the camera) that separates the metal plate from the motherboard. Remove this plastic riser.
  • Once the bronze metal plate is removed, the main motherboard will be exposed. There is a plastic riser (it looks like a lowercase "b" on the right side of the camera) that separates the metal plate from the motherboard. Remove this plastic riser.

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Once the plastic riser is removed, it is time to remove the lens. To do this, simply follow the data strips (2) that connect the lens to the main motherboard and unclip them by turning the black bar into a position that is perpendicular to the motherboard. Once these clips are open, the data strips and the lens should simply slide out. Once the plastic riser is removed, it is time to remove the lens. To do this, simply follow the data strips (2) that connect the lens to the main motherboard and unclip them by turning the black bar into a position that is perpendicular to the motherboard. Once these clips are open, the data strips and the lens should simply slide out. Once the plastic riser is removed, it is time to remove the lens. To do this, simply follow the data strips (2) that connect the lens to the main motherboard and unclip them by turning the black bar into a position that is perpendicular to the motherboard. Once these clips are open, the data strips and the lens should simply slide out.
  • Once the plastic riser is removed, it is time to remove the lens. To do this, simply follow the data strips (2) that connect the lens to the main motherboard and unclip them by turning the black bar into a position that is perpendicular to the motherboard. Once these clips are open, the data strips and the lens should simply slide out.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

I want to replace the lens but the description is for the motherboard??

Michael F Delaney - Reply

Looks like an honest mistake; I updated the introduction to remove the reference to the motherboard. Sorry for the confusion!

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