Introduction

If you have any problems due to a bad motherboard, this guide will instruct you how to replace it.

Image 1/2: Remove the one 3.8mm ph#0 screw on the bottom. Image 2/2: Remove the two 7.5mm ph#0 screws on the back and bottom.
  • Remove the 6-7.9mm ph#0 screws on the back and bottom.

  • Remove the one 3.8mm ph#0 screw on the bottom.

  • Remove the two 7.5mm ph#0 screws on the back and bottom.

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Image 1/2: Slide the viewfinder all the way to the right and remove the 7.9mm ph#0 screw. Image 2/2: Slide the viewfinder all the way to the right and remove the 7.9mm ph#0 screw.
  • Remove 5.8mm ph#1 screw from the side button panel.

  • Slide the viewfinder all the way to the right and remove the 7.9mm ph#0 screw.

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  • Pry along the seam on the top side near the buttons with a spudger.

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Image 1/2: Unplug the red speaker cable located at the rear of the device. Image 2/2: Be careful to not pull too hard.  The speaker cable is still connected to the panel and it can rip.
  • Pull the left panel away from the rest of the camcorder.

  • Unplug the red speaker cable located at the rear of the device.

  • Be careful to not pull too hard. The speaker cable is still connected to the panel and it can rip.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect all the cables along the left side of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Disconnect all the cables along the left side of the motherboard.
  • Pull back the plastic tabs along the edges of the motherboard.

  • Disconnect all the cables along the left side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pull the motherboard away from the camcorder. Image 2/2: Pull the motherboard away from the camcorder.
  • Disconnect all cables along the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Pull the motherboard away from the camcorder.

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  • Desolder the two black wires holding the motherboard to the camcorder using a soldering iron.

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Conclusion

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

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