Introduction

Use this guide to access the Flash Mechanism so it can be replaced.

Unscrew 6 Phillips screws using the #00 Phillips screwdriver. Two screws are on the left side of the camera. Two screws are on the right side of the camera.
  • Unscrew 6 Phillips screws using the #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Two screws are on the left side of the camera.

    • Two screws are on the right side of the camera.

    • Two screws are on the bottom of the camera.

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Open battery slot on the bottom of the camera by sliding the door to the right. Remove the 4 mm phillips screw on the bottom right using the #00 phillips screwdriver.
  • Open battery slot on the bottom of the camera by sliding the door to the right.

  • Remove the 4 mm phillips screw on the bottom right using the #00 phillips screwdriver.

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Insert spudger in the seam at the bottom of the camera. Gently separate the rear case from the front of the camera. Gently separate the rear case from the front of the camera.
  • Insert spudger in the seam at the bottom of the camera.

    • Gently separate the rear case from the front of the camera.

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This step is only needed for the case and logic board replacement
  • This step is only needed for the case and logic board replacement

  • Using the #00 phillips screwdriver remove the screw attached to the front casing in the top left corner. Front case should easily separate.

Skip this step for the function set replacement.

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This step is only needed for the case replacement.
  • This step is only needed for the case replacement.

  • Using the #00 phillips screwdriver remove the screw on the inside of the battery door.

  • Slide the battery door off of the hinge.

This step is needed only for the case replacement.

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Using the spudger gently lift up the LCD screen carefully to keep the ribbon intact. Place the LCD screen on a non-abrasive surface.
  • Using the spudger gently lift up the LCD screen carefully to keep the ribbon intact.

  • Place the LCD screen on a non-abrasive surface.

The LCD screen will be hard to lift up initially, but once it is dislodged with the spudger it will pop up easily.

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Using the spudger lift the black flap up to release the ribbon.
  • Using the spudger lift the black flap up to release the ribbon.

  • The LCD screen will now be completely detached from the camera.

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Using the #00 phillips screwdriver remove the four screws on the outer edge of the LCD holding plate.
  • Using the #00 phillips screwdriver remove the four screws on the outer edge of the LCD holding plate.

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Be careful when rotating the plate in the next step to prevent the ribbon in the top right from ripping.
  • Be careful when rotating the plate in the next step to prevent the ribbon in the top right from ripping.

  • Using your right hand grab the left side of the LCD holding plate and rotate it to the right.

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Remove the ribbon from its slot by gently pulling the LCD holding plate to the right.
  • Remove the ribbon from its slot by gently pulling the LCD holding plate to the right.

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Do not touch ANY part of the logic board previously covered by the black film until the capacitor has been completely discharged. This camera has a 330V, 100 µF capacitor which can cause painful electric shock. Using the spudger (or any non-metal prying tool), gently remove the black film.
  • Do not touch ANY part of the logic board previously covered by the black film until the capacitor has been completely discharged. This camera has a 330V, 100 µF capacitor which can cause painful electric shock.

  • Using the spudger (or any non-metal prying tool), gently remove the black film.

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Using the capacitor discharge tool carefully touch each end of the capacitor discharge tool to the each terminal of the capacitor.
  • Using the capacitor discharge tool carefully touch each end of the capacitor discharge tool to the each terminal of the capacitor.

  • NEVER touch both both capacitor terminals with just one of the wires. This will create a large potentially dangerous large spark. This will also cause serious damage to the camera.

  • Keep the wires connected to the capacitor terminals for 2 minutes to completely discharge the capacitor

  • The camera should be completely safe to handle now.

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Touch the hot tip of the solding iron to the first solder connecting the flash mechanism to the logic board until the solder melts.
  • Touch the hot tip of the solding iron to the first solder connecting the flash mechanism to the logic board until the solder melts.

  • Repeat this for the next 10 solders.

  • Verify solders have detached logic board.

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Touch the hot soldering iron to the solder in the lower left corner connecting the logic board to the red wire.
  • Touch the hot soldering iron to the solder in the lower left corner connecting the logic board to the red wire.

  • When the solder has completely melted, gently pull the wire free from the logic board.

  • Repeat for the red, blue, and then black wires.

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Touch the soldering iron tip to the solder in the upper right corner connecting the logic board to the battery lead. Pull the battery lead out of the slot in the logic board. This must be done immeadiately after the solder melts.
  • Touch the soldering iron tip to the solder in the upper right corner connecting the logic board to the battery lead.

  • Pull the battery lead out of the slot in the logic board. This must be done immeadiately after the solder melts.

  • Repeat for the solder to the left.

  • The logic board will now be completely free from the camera.

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insert the battery leads into the slots in the new logic board.
  • insert the battery leads into the slots in the new logic board.

  • Solder both leads to the logic board.

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Remove screw from top of the flash mechanism
  • Remove screw from top of the flash mechanism

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Remove the flash bulb from the camera housing by gently pulling on the wires with a pair of tweezers.
  • Remove the flash bulb from the camera housing by gently pulling on the wires with a pair of tweezers.

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Poke the capacitor out of its housing with the spudger.
  • Poke the capacitor out of its housing with the spudger.

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Break the tabs on the camera housing that hold the flash logic board. Lift up on the logic board. The capacitor and the flash bulb will be removed as well.
  • Break the tabs on the camera housing that hold the flash logic board.

  • Lift up on the logic board. The capacitor and the flash bulb will be removed as well.

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Conclusion

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

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