Introduction

Is your LCD stuck in place, cracked or unresponsive? Use this guide to remove the LCD assembly and make necessary repairs.

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

Push the blue trapdoor to the left to release the battery, and remove the battery. There is no battery shown in this photo.
  • Push the blue trapdoor to the left to release the battery, and remove the battery.

  • There is no battery shown in this photo.

Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 4 mm screw inside the battery compartment.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 4 mm screw inside the battery compartment.

Remove the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw hiding in the external flash port.
  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #00 screw hiding in the external flash port.

Remove the four 5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the lens assembly.
  • Remove the four 5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the lens assembly.

Remove the metal lens mount by hand or with tweezers.
  • Remove the metal lens mount by hand or with tweezers.

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

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Use tweezers to remove the inner metal ring.
  • Use tweezers to remove the inner metal ring.

Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three 4 mm screws from the bottom of the case.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three 4 mm screws from the bottom of the case.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws holding the sensor mount in place. Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws holding the sensor mount in place.
  • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws holding the sensor mount in place.

Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery compartment to the mother board. Remove the battery compartment. Remove the battery compartment.
  • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery compartment to the mother board.

  • Remove the battery compartment.

Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the image sensor to the motherboard. Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the image sensor to the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the image sensor to the motherboard.

Gently remove the sensor mount from the camera case.
  • Gently remove the sensor mount from the camera case.

Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm screws holding the flash assembly to the camera case. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm screws holding the flash assembly to the camera case. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm screws holding the flash assembly to the camera case.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm screws holding the flash assembly to the camera case.

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.
  • 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.

Remove the 5 mm Phillips #00 screw in the top right corner of the LCD assembly.
  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips #00 screw in the top right corner of the LCD assembly.

Tilt and wiggle the LCD to remove it from the case. Tilt and wiggle the LCD to remove it from the case.
  • Tilt and wiggle the LCD to remove it from the case.

Conclusion

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

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