Introduction

Is your camera exhibiting symptoms of a faulty motherboard? This guide will help you access the motherboard to replace it or make necessary repairs.

Image 1/3: Use a spudger or fingernail to open the battery compartment on the right side of the camera. Image 2/3: Use a spudger or fingernail to open the battery compartment on the right side of the camera. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: There is no battery shown in this photo. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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

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

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to touch the sensor in the center of the lens assembly.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/2: The case is attached with multiple clips that may make a cracking noise as you pull it away from the camera. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 3 mm screw from the sensor cover. Image 2/3: Use tweezers to remove the metal contact cover. Be sure to carefully remove the cover so the gold contacts remain in place. Image 3/3: The gold lens contacts lying beneath the ribbon cable become loose when the screw and contact cover are removed.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/3: Remove the battery compartment. Image 2/3: Remove the battery compartment. Image 3/3: Remove the battery compartment.
  • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the battery compartment to the mother board.

  • Remove the battery compartment.

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

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  • Gently remove the sensor mount from the camera case.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 3 mm screw located below the wifi antenna.

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  • Use tweezers to disconnect the wifi antenna from the motherboard.

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  • Use a spudger to disconnect the LCD ribbon cable by prying it straight up from the motherboard.

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  • Use a spudger to unlock the topmost ZIF connector by flipping open the black flap.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the spudger back to slide the ribbon cable out of its connector. Image 2/2: Gently pull the spudger back to slide the ribbon cable out of its connector.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the hole in the top of the ribbon. Image 2/3: Gently pull the ribbon from the connector. Image 3/3: Gently pull the ribbon from the connector.
  • 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.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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