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Introduction

Use this guide to remove and replace a damaged battery cover on the Pentax Optio WG-2.

  1. Remove all four 1 mm JIS #00 screws from the back of the camera. Remove all four 1 mm JIS #00 screws from the back of the camera.
    • Remove all four 1 mm JIS #00 screws from the back of the camera.

  2. Use your finger to peel the grip off the top of the camera.
    • Use your finger to peel the grip off the top of the camera.

    • For best results, start from the right side of the camera, opposite the buttons.

    • Once the grip is removed, you will most likely lose the water-tight seal.

  3. Use the tweezers to remove the two buttons from the top of the camera.
    • Use the tweezers to remove the two buttons from the top of the camera.

    • The buttons may fall out while removing the grip.

  4. Remove the three 1 mm JIS #000 screws from the top. Remove the 1 mm JIS #000 screw from the bottom. Remove the 1 mm JIS #000 screw from the bottom.
    • Remove the three 1 mm JIS #000 screws from the top.

    • Remove the 1 mm JIS #000 screw from the bottom.

  5. Carefully separate the back and the front of the camera.
    • Carefully separate the back and the front of the camera.

    • There are three ribbon cables connecting the two boards. Be careful not to tear them.

  6. Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small retaining flaps on the ribbon cable ZIF connectors.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the small retaining flaps on the ribbon cable ZIF connectors.

    • Carefully pull the ribbon cables out of their sockets.

  7. Lift the cover as you normally would if replacing battery. Holding the camera with the lens facing away from you and the battery slot upward slide the cover towards the back of the camera. There is a pin (3/4 of an inch long)  that attaches the cover to the camera and it will come loose when the cover is removed.
    • Lift the cover as you normally would if replacing battery.

    • Holding the camera with the lens facing away from you and the battery slot upward slide the cover towards the back of the camera.

    • There is a pin (3/4 of an inch long) that attaches the cover to the camera and it will come loose when the cover is removed.

Conclusion

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

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