Introduction

Thorough knowledge of disassembling the camera is necessary for replacing the motherboard.

  1. Find the hatch labeled "open" on the left side of the bottom of the camera.
    • Find the hatch labeled "open" on the left side of the bottom of the camera.

    • Slide the hatch in the direction that the arrow is pointing. The hatch will open outward on its own.

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  2. Slide the blue locking tab to release the battery. Slide the battery out of the camera.
    • Slide the blue locking tab to release the battery. Slide the battery out of the camera.

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    • Replace hatch and rotate camera 180 degrees. You should still be looking at the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove the four 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

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    • Turn the camera so the left side-panel faces you. (It says 5x Optical Zoom)

    • Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

    • You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.

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    • Turn the camera so the right side faces you.

    • Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

    • You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.

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    • Rotate camera so that the back is facing you.

    • Pull the back casing directly away from the LCD screen.

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    • Turn the camera so that the left side is facing you.

    • Pull the left side-panel off of the camera.

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    • Turn camera so that the front of the camara is facing you.

    • Pull the front casing directly away from the camera.

    • The right side panel may fall off when you take the front panel off.

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    • Turn the camera so that the right side is facing you.

    • Pull the right side-panel away from the rest of the camera.

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    • This is what your camera should look like now that you have removed the casing from all sides.

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    • Gently pull the LCD and its casing away from the motherboard as shown.

    • Be careful not to rip out any ribbon cables.

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    • Disconnect the small ribbon-wire by gently pulling on the small ribbon-wire where it connects with the motherboard.

    • Do not use excessive force to remove the wire because this may cause it to tear.

    Caution: Do NOT attempt to remove the logic board itself until the LCD is completely off.

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    • Disconnect the large ribbon-wire by pulling on the large ribbon-wire where it connects to the motherboard.

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    • Pull the LCD and its casing away from the rest of the camera.

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    • Turn the camera so the back is facing you.

    • Remove the 2.5mm Philips #0 screw at the top of the camera.

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    • Tilt top casing up and towards you.

    • Carefully remove the right ribbon-wire from the top camera panel by pulling where the wire connects to the top.

    • Make sure to hold the camera with your thumb on the white square to ensure the ribbon-wire is not disconnected from the motherboard.

    • Carefully remove the left ribbon-wire from the top camera panel by pulling where the wire connects to the top.

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    • Flash capacitors are dangerous! Be extremely careful when removing the capacitor from the camera. You can get shocked BADLY!

    • Remove the flash capacitor from the lens assembly.

    • Carefully place the flash capacitor away from where you are working.

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    • Carefully disconnect the top ribbon-wire from the motherboard by pulling where the wire connects to the motherboard.

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    • Disconnect the top remaining ribbon-wire by carefully pulling at the base of where the wire connects to the motherboard.

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    • Pull the Lens Assembly away from the motherboard.

    • You have now removed the Lens Assembly from the camera.

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    • Remove the red clip that holds the motherboard to its casing.

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    • Pull back the small gray clip located on the right side of the camera to release the motherboard from its casing.

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    • Lift the motherboard from the casing.

    • Carefully remove the large ribbon-wire by pulling the wire where it connects with the motherboard.

    • In order to completely remove the motherboard, you must desolder the small ribbon wire from the casing.

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    • Flip the motherboard up to turn it over.

    • When de-soldering, be careful not to burn yourself or the motherboard. You can damage or destroy the motherboard or the ribbon wire by applying too much heat.

    • Carefully de-solder the three connectors from the ribbon wire to the motherboard.

    • You have now removed the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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