Introduction

Replace the motherboard of the camera, located underneath the back cover.

Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5 mm screws surrounding the viewfinder.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5 mm screws surrounding the viewfinder.

  • Use your fingers to lift the plastic viewfinder cover upward.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the right side of the camera above the SD card port.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the right side of the camera above the SD card port.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 5.5 mm screw on the left, above the HDMI port.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five 5.5 mm screws from the bottom, near the battery compartment.

  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 3.8 mm screw from the bottom of the hand grip, below the battery compartmen.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the back cover from the front cover.

  • Pry the back cover in this order: bottom, right side, left side.

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  • Use your fingers to pull the back cover away from the front cover.

  • Do not completely separate the back cover from the front cover as two cables hold these components together.

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  • Use tweezers to pull the two ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.

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  • Use tweezers to pull the five ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.

  • Use a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the four, small retaining flap, or zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors. Then, pull the ribbon cable out to disconnect it.

  • Remove the green tape using your fingernail. Then, use a spudger to pry the one antenna cable connector straight up from the board.

  • Use tweezers or a spudger to pry up each side of the flat-topped connector. Then, lift the one connector straight up from its socket.

  • Use tweezers or your fingers to pull the two double-bundled cables up and away from the connector in the same direction that the individual wires are running.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six silver 4.5 mm screws.

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  • Use a spudger to lift the motherboard up starting on the right side proceeding to the left side.

  • Use your fingers to lift the motherboard completely out of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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Hi this was very informative, bt do you know where i can find a replacemen mainboard ?...i've been looking but no luck

levirono36 - Reply

Hi all

Does anyone know where can I found the service manual for this camera? I really need it!!! I need to take off the upper buttons and the upper LCD screen!!!

Thanks in advance.

Sotirios Konstantinou

sotsma@gmail.com

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