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  1. Unscrew the four  4 mm screws on the bottom of the camcorder. The screws are two different colors: three black, one silver.
    • Unscrew the four 4 mm screws on the bottom of the camcorder.

    • The screws are two different colors: three black, one silver.

  2. Unscrew the three 6 mm screws on the handstrap-side of the camcorder.
    • Unscrew the three 6 mm screws on the handstrap-side of the camcorder.

  3. Pull the charging port (DC input terminal) cover back and remove the 4 mm screw located next to the input terminal.
    • Pull the charging port (DC input terminal) cover back and remove the 4 mm screw located next to the input terminal.

  4. Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws   underneath the LCD Monitor. One screw is located by the hinge of the LCD Monitor. The second is  close to the upper-back corner of the camcorder body.
    • Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws underneath the LCD Monitor.

    • One screw is located by the hinge of the LCD Monitor. The second is close to the upper-back corner of the camcorder body.

    • Pull the casing under the hand strap directly outward until casing detaches from camcorder

    • Detach gently so the ribbon cable is not damaged!

  5. Use tweezers to grab the ribbon cable at the connection point and slowly lift up until the connection is separated.
    • Use tweezers to grab the ribbon cable at the connection point and slowly lift up until the connection is separated.

    • This point connects the HDD to the motherboard.

  6. Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws from metal casing around the motherboard.
    • Unscrew the two black 4 mm screws from metal casing around the motherboard.

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  8. Remove the black 4 mm screw from the back of the camcorder underneath where the battery would have been. Remove the black 4 mm screw from the back of the camcorder underneath where the battery would have been.
    • Remove the black 4 mm screw from the back of the camcorder underneath where the battery would have been.

  9. Pull the plastic cover on the back out and up slightly until the back feels like it’s free, then pull back on the plastic (The top cover piece and back will be detached). Pull the plastic cover on the back out and up slightly until the back feels like it’s free, then pull back on the plastic (The top cover piece and back will be detached). Pull the plastic cover on the back out and up slightly until the back feels like it’s free, then pull back on the plastic (The top cover piece and back will be detached).
    • Pull the plastic cover on the back out and up slightly until the back feels like it’s free, then pull back on the plastic (The top cover piece and back will be detached).

  10. Remove the black 4 mm screw located on the back of the camcorder under the SD card slot. Remove the black 4 mm screw located on the back of the camcorder under the SD card slot.
    • Remove the black 4 mm screw located on the back of the camcorder under the SD card slot.

  11. There is a small copper ribbon on the right side of the device. Pull gently with the tweezers upward from the right side to get the copper ribbon free.
    • There is a small copper ribbon on the right side of the device. Pull gently with the tweezers upward from the right side to get the copper ribbon free.

  12. Unscrew the silver 4 mm screw from on top of the camcorder.
    • Unscrew the silver 4 mm screw from on top of the camcorder.

  13. Pry upwards on the front cover from the top of the device and with your other hand pull straight out on the front of the device (The front cover will be detached and free). Pry upwards on the front cover from the top of the device and with your other hand pull straight out on the front of the device (The front cover will be detached and free).
    • Pry upwards on the front cover from the top of the device and with your other hand pull straight out on the front of the device (The front cover will be detached and free).

  14. Remove the 6 mm screw on the top of the metal casing which was under the front cover.
    • Remove the 6 mm screw on the top of the metal casing which was under the front cover.

  15. Pull the metal casing straight off (The metal casing will be detached from the rest of the device).
    • Pull the metal casing straight off (The metal casing will be detached from the rest of the device).

  16. Unlock the forward most copper ribbon cable using the spudger, then detach the two ribbon cables, either by using your hand or the tweezers. Unlock the forward most copper ribbon cable using the spudger, then detach the two ribbon cables, either by using your hand or the tweezers. Unlock the forward most copper ribbon cable using the spudger, then detach the two ribbon cables, either by using your hand or the tweezers.
    • Unlock the forward most copper ribbon cable using the spudger, then detach the two ribbon cables, either by using your hand or the tweezers.

  17. Remove the black 4 mm screw underneath the motherboard.
    • Remove the black 4 mm screw underneath the motherboard.

  18. Pull the plastic casing under the motherboard down slightly as you slide the motherboard and metal under the motherboard out slowly. The copper ribbon cable is still attached.
    • Pull the plastic casing under the motherboard down slightly as you slide the motherboard and metal under the motherboard out slowly.

    • The copper ribbon cable is still attached.

  19. Unlock the copper ribbon cable using the spudger then gently detach the third cobber ribbon cable using your hand that is connected on the motherboard.
    • Unlock the copper ribbon cable using the spudger then gently detach the third cobber ribbon cable using your hand that is connected on the motherboard.

  20. The final step to get the motherboard completely free and ready to replace is taking out the two copper colored 4 mm screws that connect the motherboard from the metal piece below it.
    • The final step to get the motherboard completely free and ready to replace is taking out the two copper colored 4 mm screws that connect the motherboard from the metal piece below it.

  21. The motherboard is free (The motherboard is ready to be replaced).
    • The motherboard is free (The motherboard is ready to be replaced).

Conclusion

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

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