Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Slide the hatch in the direction that the arrow is pointing. The hatch will open outward on its own.
  • 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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  • Slide the blue locking tab to release the battery. Slide the battery out of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four 2.5mm Philips #0 screws. Image 2/2: Remove the four 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws. Image 2/3: You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out. Image 3/3: You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws. Image 2/3: You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out. Image 3/3: You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Pull the back casing directly away from the LCD screen.
  • Rotate camera so that the back is facing you.

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

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Image 1/2: Pull the left side-panel off of the camera. Image 2/2: Pull the left side-panel off of the camera.
  • Turn the camera so that the left side is facing you.

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

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Image 1/2: Pull the front casing directly away from the camera. Image 2/2: The right side panel may fall off when you take the front panel off.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pull the right side-panel away from the rest of the camera. Image 2/2: Pull the right side-panel away from the rest of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Be careful not to rip out any ribbon cables.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Do ''not'' use excessive force to remove the wire because this may cause it to tear. Image 2/2: Do ''not'' use excessive force to remove the wire because this may cause it to tear.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the 2.5mm Philips #0 screw at the top of the camera. Image 2/2: Remove the 2.5mm Philips #0 screw at the top of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Carefully remove the right ribbon-wire from the top camera panel by pulling where the wire connects to the top. Image 2/3: Make sure to hold the camera with your thumb on the white square to ensure the ribbon-wire is not disconnected from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Carefully remove the left ribbon-wire from the top camera panel by pulling where the wire connects to the top.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the flash capacitor from the lens assembly. Image 2/3: Carefully place the flash capacitor away from where you are working. Image 3/3: Carefully place the flash capacitor away from where you are working.
  • 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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Image 1/3: You have now removed the Lens Assembly from the camera. Image 2/3: You have now removed the Lens Assembly from the camera. Image 3/3: You have now removed the Lens Assembly from the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Carefully remove the large ribbon-wire by pulling the wire where it connects with the motherboard. Image 2/3: In order to completely remove the motherboard, you must desolder the small ribbon wire from the casing. Image 3/3: In order to completely remove the motherboard, you must desolder the small ribbon wire from the casing.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Carefully de-solder the three connectors from the ribbon wire to the motherboard. Image 3/3: You have now removed the motherboard.
  • 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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