Introduction

If your device turns on but the screen is black or if you when take a picture it comes out distorted or blurry, you may need to change the main board. A bad main board can also cause distorted sound or no sound at all.

Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb. Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb.
  • Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb.

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Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb. Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb.
  • Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb.

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Pull out battery.
  • Pull out battery.

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Open the screen exposing the hinge cover and place the plastic opening tool inside. Pry the hinge cover up by moving the plastic opening tool in a downward motion. Remove the black 4mm Phillips #000 screw that is revealed once the hinge cover is removed.
  • Open the screen exposing the hinge cover and place the plastic opening tool inside.

  • Pry the hinge cover up by moving the plastic opening tool in a downward motion.

  • Remove the black 4mm Phillips #000 screw that is revealed once the hinge cover is removed.

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Unscrew the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera using the screwdriver. Unscrew five more 4 mm Phillips #000 screws that are located at the bottom of the camera with the screwdriver. In the second step, do not the remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screen on the screen.
  • Unscrew the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera using the screwdriver.

  • Unscrew five more 4 mm Phillips #000 screws that are located at the bottom of the camera with the screwdriver.

  • In the second step, do not the remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screen on the screen.

  • Remove the last exterior 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the left hand side of the camera with the scredriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool in a downward motion around each side of the camera  to pry the casing open. The casing should be removed easily; you shouldn't have to use much force.
  • Use the plastic opening tool in a downward motion around each side of the camera to pry the casing open.

  • The casing should be removed easily; you shouldn't have to use much force.

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Locate the black ribbon at the bottom left of the camera's interior. Place the plastic opening tool under the black ribbon connector.
  • Locate the black ribbon at the bottom left of the camera's interior.

  • Place the plastic opening tool under the black ribbon connector.

  • Remove the cable by moving your plastic opening tool in a downward motion.

  • There is zero to little force needed to remove this ribbon.

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Lift the black latch of the left main ribbon connector using a wide-set plastic opening tool in a downward motion. Use your fingers to disconnect the cable. There are five ZIF cables total to be removed.
  • Lift the black latch of the left main ribbon connector using a wide-set plastic opening tool in a downward motion.

  • Use your fingers to disconnect the cable.

  • There are five ZIF cables total to be removed.

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Use the wide-set plastic opening tool to lift the latch on the right main ZIF cable in a downward motion. Disconnect the cable using your finger. Disconnect the cable using your finger.
  • Use the wide-set plastic opening tool to lift the latch on the right main ZIF cable in a downward motion.

  • Disconnect the cable using your finger.

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Locate the ZIF cable at the bottom of the main board. Disconnect the cable with the tweezers by pulling it away from where the cable is connected.
  • Locate the ZIF cable at the bottom of the main board.

  • Disconnect the cable with the tweezers by pulling it away from where the cable is connected.

  • Be careful not tug too hard on the cable as you can damage it.

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Locate the skinny ZIF cable on the left side of the main board. Disconnect the cable with the tweezers by pulling it away from where the cable is connected.
  • Locate the skinny ZIF cable on the left side of the main board.

  • Disconnect the cable with the tweezers by pulling it away from where the cable is connected.

  • Be careful not tug too hard on the cable as you can damage it.

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Locate the black cable connected at the top right of the main board. Place the wide-set plastic opening tool underneath the gray connector and carefully pry it up. It will easily pop up.
  • Locate the black cable connected at the top right of the main board.

  • Place the wide-set plastic opening tool underneath the gray connector and carefully pry it up.

  • It will easily pop up.

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Remove the 4 black 4-mm Phillips #000 screws located near each corner of the main board.
  • Remove the 4 black 4-mm Phillips #000 screws located near each corner of the main board.

  • Lift the board out of the casing and carefully put it somewhere safe.

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Conclusion

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

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How do you actually get the mainboard for replacement? Is it directly through Samsung?

Andrew Bydlon - Reply

Nevermind, the parts are available at Samsungparts.com.

I believe the particular part of interest is the AD92-02282A, although I'll write a followup if this is not correct.

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I can now confirm the part is the AD92-02282A. Following this guide worked very well and saved me risking $800 on ebay for a used nx500.

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