Introduction

If your control/menu buttons aren't working on your camera, this guide will walk you through replacing them.

Image 1/3: If you have difficulties use your plastic spudger. If you don't have a plastic spudger, you can also use a pen/pencil. Image 2/3: If you have difficulties use your plastic spudger. If you don't have a plastic spudger, you can also use a pen/pencil. Image 3/3: If you have difficulties use your plastic spudger. If you don't have a plastic spudger, you can also use a pen/pencil.
  • Remove the wristlet strap.

  • If you have difficulties use your plastic spudger. If you don't have a plastic spudger, you can also use a pen/pencil.

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Image 1/3: There is one silver screw on the bottom and two black screws on each side. Image 2/3: Keep the  screws together for an easier re-assembly later. Image 3/3: Keep the  screws together for an easier re-assembly later.
  • Remove five 3.2 mm screws with a Phillips #000 Screwdriver.

    • There is one silver screw on the bottom and two black screws on each side.

    • Keep the screws together for an easier re-assembly later.

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Image 1/3: Start on each end, working the tool into the opening and popping the casing up. Then work your way down the longer sides (top and bottom). Image 2/3: If you don’t have plastic opening tools, any flat plastic object, like a used gift card, can be used as an improvised alternative. Image 3/3: If you don’t have plastic opening tools, any flat plastic object, like a used gift card, can be used as an improvised alternative.
  • Open the case of the camera using your plastic opening tool.

  • Start on each end, working the tool into the opening and popping the casing up. Then work your way down the longer sides (top and bottom).

  • If you don’t have plastic opening tools, any flat plastic object, like a used gift card, can be used as an improvised alternative.

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  • Remove the plastic casing, exposing the inner workings of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Next, remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #000 screws to the left of the menu buttons panel. Image 2/2: Next, remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #000 screws to the left of the menu buttons panel.
  • Using your Phillips #000 Screwdriver, remove one 3.2 mm screw above the menu buttons panel.

  • Next, remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips #000 screws to the left of the menu buttons panel.

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Image 1/1: Be careful because each are connected to the camera by a ribbon.
  • Move the menu button panel to the right as well as the screen.

  • Be careful because each are connected to the camera by a ribbon.

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  • Remove two more 3.2 mm screws on the silver panel using your Phillips #000 Screwdriver.

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  • Remove the silver panel.

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic open tool, flip open the black retaining plastic piece holding the larger ribbon in place. Image 2/2: Using the plastic open tool, flip open the black retaining plastic piece holding the larger ribbon in place.
  • Flip the screen back over.

  • Using the plastic open tool, flip open the black retaining plastic piece holding the larger ribbon in place.

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Image 1/2: The thinner ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out. Image 2/2: Be sure to pull gently as you do not want to break either ribbon.
  • Carefully detach both ribbons by gently pulling one at a time.

    • The thinner ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out.

    • Be sure to pull gently as you do not want to break either ribbon.

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Image 1/3: The ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out. Image 2/3: The ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out. Image 3/3: The ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out.
  • Gently pull the ribbon in order to remove the menu/control button panel.

  • The ribbon isn't secured with a connector and you are able to pull it straight out.

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Conclusion

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

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