Introduction

Guide to replace spring inside of the setting knob on top of the camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: After the removal of screws, the bottom of the back half of the external case should loosen from camera. Image 2/3: Be careful to make sure you don't lose the screws. Image 3/3: Be careful to make sure you don't lose the screws.
  • Remove the six external screws from the camera using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • After the removal of screws, the bottom of the back half of the external case should loosen from camera.

  • Be careful to make sure you don't lose the screws.

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  • Open the battery cover on the bottom of the camera and carefully remove the battery.

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  • Slide your fingernail or a plastic spudger in the groove from the bottom to the top of the right side of the camera.

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Image 1/1: The cover may make a “cracking” sound. This is normal. Continue to pull the external cover and it will come off cleanly.
  • Carefully squeeze the top right corner of the camera to pry off the external cover.

  • The cover may make a “cracking” sound. This is normal. Continue to pull the external cover and it will come off cleanly.

  • Beware of the flash capacitor. It carries an electrical charge, and you could get an unpleasant shock from it.

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Image 1/1: Some parts behind the back case might fall out, so be careful.
  • Pull off the back cover.

  • Some parts behind the back case might fall out, so be careful.

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Image 1/1: Carefully remove the circuit board.
  • Remove the screws holding the circuit board.

  • Carefully remove the circuit board.

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Image 1/2: Buttons might fall out when you remove the front cover. Image 2/2: Buttons might fall out when you remove the front cover.
  • Remove the front cover. It should come off easily.

  • Buttons might fall out when you remove the front cover.

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Image 1/1: Remove two screws from circuit board on the left side of lens.
  • Face camera towards yourself.

  • Remove two screws from circuit board on the left side of lens.

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Image 1/1: Board still connected to camera.
  • Carefully hold up the circuit board.

  • Board still connected to camera.

  • Remove five screws from the top of the camera.

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Image 1/3: Pull up flash circuit board from top of camera. Image 2/3: Pull up flash circuit board from top of camera. Image 3/3: Pull up flash circuit board from top of camera.
  • Carefully push up top of circuit board a little.

  • Pull up flash circuit board from top of camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove one screw.
  • Face bottom of Flash Circuit board towards yourself.

  • Remove one screw.

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Image 1/1: Remove plastic setting knob.
  • Turn Flash Circuit Board over.

  • Remove plastic setting knob.

  • Be sure to keep copper spring inside of the slot.

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  • Remove and replace Setting Knob Spring with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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