Introduction

A guide to help replace the spring inside of the setting knob on top of the camera.

  1. Remove the six external screws from the camera using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the six external screws from the camera using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • After the screws has been removed, the bottom of the back half of the external case should be loosened from the camera.

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

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  2. Open the battery cover that's located on the bottom right side of the camera and carefully remove the battery.
    • Open the battery cover that's located on the bottom right side 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 right side of the camera.

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    • Carefully squeeze the top right corner of the camera and pry off the external cover.

    • If you hear a "cracking" sound. This is normal.

    • Continue to pull the external cover and it will come off cleanly.

    • Be cautious of the flash capacitor. It carries an electrical charge, that may give you an unpleasant shock.

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    • Carefully pull off the back cover, parts behind the back of the case might fall out.

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    • Remove the screws holding the circuit board.

    • After you remove the screws, carefully remove the circuit board.

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    • Remove the front cover, it comes off easily.

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

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    • Face camera towards you.

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

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    • Carefully hold up the circuit board, while it's still connected to the camera.

    • Remove all five screws that's on top of the camera.

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    • Carefully push up the top of the circuit board.

    • Pull up flash circuit board from top of camera.

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    • Face the bottom of the Flash Circuit board towards you.

    • Remove the one screw that's located on the left side of the lens.

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    • Take the flash circuit board and turn it over.

    • Remove the plastic setting knob.

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

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    • Take out and replace the Setting Knob Spring with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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