Introduction

Use this guide to replace a damaged or broken motherboard.

Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove 5 screws from the camera.  There are 2 4mm screws on the left side, 2 2mm screws on the right side and 1 4mm screw on the bottom. Do not mix the 5 screws; they are different sizes. Do not mix the 5 screws; they are different sizes.
  • Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove 5 screws from the camera. There are 2 4mm screws on the left side, 2 2mm screws on the right side and 1 4mm screw on the bottom.

  • Do not mix the 5 screws; they are different sizes.

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Use your fingers to pull the back cover off. Use your fingers to pull the back cover off.
  • Use your fingers to pull the back cover off.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Separate the button panel to reveal the port holding the screen on. Use a plastic opening tool to help with this task.
  • Separate the button panel to reveal the port holding the screen on.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to help with this task.

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Remove the yellow cable by pulling gently upwards, away from the inside of the camera, until it separates from its port. Remove the yellow cable by pulling gently upwards, away from the inside of the camera, until it separates from its port.
  • Remove the yellow cable by pulling gently upwards, away from the inside of the camera, until it separates from its port.

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Remove 2 3mm screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard and lens using a Phillips #00 screw driver. Remove 2 3mm screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard and lens using a Phillips #00 screw driver. Remove 2 3mm screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard and lens using a Phillips #00 screw driver.
  • Remove 2 3mm screws from the metal plate covering the motherboard and lens using a Phillips #00 screw driver.

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Remove the 4 cables connecting the motherboard to the camera body. Use a plastic opening tool to help with this task. Use a plastic opening tool to help with this task.
  • Remove the 4 cables connecting the motherboard to the camera body.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to help with this task.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for great info. I should add that one can also clean the sensor. Sensor is circular plate with 3 screws at back of the lens. Now the camera is like new!

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Where can you buy a replacement motherboard?

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