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Introduction

This guide gives you a look at the major components of the Samsung NX Mini and provides complete disassembly instructions.

We highly suggest you use a magnetic project mat or an organization tray. This camera has many different types of screws and keeping them organized is key to proper reassembly.

  1. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Orient the camera so the button panel and LCD are facing you.

    • Use a spudger or fingernail to open the battery compartment on the right side of the camera.

  2. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 2, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Push the blue trapdoor to the left to release the battery, and remove the battery.

    • There is no battery shown in this photo.

  3. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Front Case: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 4 mm screw inside the battery compartment.

  4. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw hiding in the external flash port.

  5. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the lens assembly.

  6. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal lens mount by hand or with tweezers.

    • Be careful not to touch the sensor in the center of the lens assembly.

  7. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to remove the inner metal ring.

  8. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three 4 mm screws from the bottom of the case.

  9. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 9, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use your hands to slowly pull the front casing away from the camera.

    • The case is attached with multiple clips that may make a cracking noise as you pull it away from the camera.

  10. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Sensor: step 10, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Sensor: step 10, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Sensor: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Gently flip the sensor cover back to expose the screw attaching the sensor cover to the ribbon cable.

    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 3 mm screw from the sensor cover.

    • Use tweezers to remove the metal contact cover. Be sure to carefully remove the cover so the gold contacts remain in place.

    • The gold lens contacts lying beneath the ribbon cable become loose when the screw and contact cover are removed.

  11. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 11, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws holding the sensor mount in place.

  12. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 12, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 12, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery compartment to the mother board.

    • Remove the battery compartment.

  13. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 13, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the image sensor to the motherboard.

  14. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Gently remove the sensor mount from the camera case.

  15. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Motherboard: step 15, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Motherboard: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 3 mm screw located below the wifi antenna.

  16. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 16, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to disconnect the wifi antenna from the motherboard.

  17. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 17, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 17, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the LCD ribbon cable by prying it straight up from the motherboard.

  18. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 18, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 18, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to unlock the topmost ZIF connector by flipping open the black flap.

  19. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 19, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the hole in the middle of the ribbon cable.

    • Gently pull the spudger back to slide the ribbon cable out of its connector.

  20. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 20, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 20, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the blue ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the hole in the top of the ribbon.

    • Gently pull the ribbon from the connector.

  21. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard from the camera.

  22. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Flash Assembly: step 22, image 1 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Flash Assembly: step 22, image 2 of 3 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Flash Assembly: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm screws holding the flash assembly to the camera case.

  23. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 23, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the flash assembly by gently pulling it away from the case.

    • You may need to use a spudger to release some of the clips holding the assembly in place.

    • Avoid touching the ends of the capacitor (the large black cylinder on the right). Capacitors that haven't been discharged may cause electric shock. Learn how to discharge a capacitor here.

  24. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Button Panel: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three 4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the button panel to the camera case.

  25. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to lift the button panel cover away from the case.

  26. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, LCD: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 5 mm Phillips #00 screw in the top right corner of the LCD assembly.

  27. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 27, image 1 of 2 Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Tilt and wiggle the LCD to remove it from the case.

  28. Samsung NX Mini Disassembly, Samsung NX Mini Disassembly: step 28, image 1 of 1
    • You have disassembled the Samsung NX Mini!

    • The capacitor can be removed from the flash assembly by desoldering. Learn about soldering techniques here.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Great! Do you have any experiences or suggestions to fix its 9-27 lens that will not auto focus?

Wang Duan - Reply

do you have any nx mini device software tricks or hacks? (Video time limit or no lens error or anything)

Teknoloji-Haber-Net - - Reply

Any experiences to change the LCD ?

Finti Utami - Reply

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