Introduction

A guide to show the replacement procedure of the motherboard.

Image 1/3: This does not include the two screws in the bottom of the LCD screen panel. Image 2/3: This does not include the two screws in the bottom of the LCD screen panel. Image 3/3: This does not include the two screws in the bottom of the LCD screen panel.
  • Unscrew the 3 silver 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • This does not include the two screws in the bottom of the LCD screen panel.

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Image 1/1: Insert the prying tool into the split.
  • On the bottom casing, locate the split along the tripod port.

  • Insert the prying tool into the split.

  • Pull the prying tool towards the LCD screen to begin separating the split.

  • Jiggling the prying tool may be necessary to open the split.

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Image 1/1: Locate the split on the side of the battery compartment.
  • Hold the device with the lens facing you, and grasp the battery compartment.

  • Locate the split on the side of the battery compartment.

  • Locate the split and insert the prying tool.

  • Pull the prying tool towards the LCD screen to begin separating the split.

  • Jiggling the prying tool may be necessary to open the split.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the silver 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screw next to the port.
  • Locate the charging port.

  • Unscrew the silver 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screw next to the port.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the 2 silver 3.5 mm Phillips #0  screws found at the inside bottom of the battery port.
  • Open the battery compartment.

  • Unscrew the 2 silver 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screws found at the inside bottom of the battery port.

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Image 1/1: Jiggle the prying tool and pull the tool away from the device.
  • Insert prying tool in the split between the top panel (where you find the movie button) and the LCD screen.

  • Jiggle the prying tool and pull the tool away from the device.

  • The panel will fall off immediately.

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Image 1/2: The dark gray panel that surrounds the shutter button and covers the battery compartment will be loose. Image 2/2: The dark gray panel that surrounds the shutter button and covers the battery compartment will be loose.
  • Unscrew the silver 3.5 mm Phillips #0 screw, visible on the left top edge when looking at the face of the device.

  • The dark gray panel that surrounds the shutter button and covers the battery compartment will be loose.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew 2 copper 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Locate the middle top of the device.

  • Unscrew 2 copper 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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  • To the right of where you unscrewed the copper screws, unscrew 4 black 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew 2 black 1.2 mm Phillips #000  screws, one on each side of the tripod port. Image 2/2: Pull the section holding the LCD screen away from the device body.
  • Locate the tripod port.

  • Unscrew 2 black 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws, one on each side of the tripod port.

  • Pull the section holding the LCD screen away from the device body.

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  • Unscrew 2 copper 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws underneath the lanyard loop (near the control wheel).

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Image 1/3: Locate a thin metal piece on top of the motherboard, and unscrew 4 silver 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws in the corners of the metal piece. Image 2/3: Underneath. you will locate the motherboard. Image 3/3: The tripod piece will be loose. Take the piece from the device and set it off to the side.
  • Pull off the metal back from the device body.

  • Locate a thin metal piece on top of the motherboard, and unscrew 4 silver 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screws in the corners of the metal piece.

  • Underneath. you will locate the motherboard.

  • The tripod piece will be loose. Take the piece from the device and set it off to the side.

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Image 1/2: Flip up the white retaining tabs, and utilize tweezer to, pull out the 2 thin ribbon cables, located on top of the motherboard. Image 2/2: Do not touch the ribbons with bare hands.
  • The top and bottom of the device has ZIF ribbon cable connectors holding the motherboard in place.

  • Flip up the white retaining tabs, and utilize tweezer to, pull out the 2 thin ribbon cables, located on top of the motherboard.

  • Do not touch the ribbons with bare hands.

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  • Locate 3 thick ribbon cables on the bottom, and flip up the white retaining tabs. Pull out the remaining ribbon cables, utilizing tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Leave the long, thin ribbon cable that runs along the gray piece attached. It is not necessary to detach. Image 2/2: Lift up the motherboard to reveal one final thin ribbon cable connected to a white retaining tab underneath the motherboard.
  • Lift the gray plastic camera piece surrounding the motherboard up.

    • Leave the long, thin ribbon cable that runs along the gray piece attached. It is not necessary to detach.

  • Lift up the motherboard to reveal one final thin ribbon cable connected to a white retaining tab underneath the motherboard.

    • Flip up the white retaining tab, and utilize tweezers to pull out the final thin ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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