Introduction

This guide includes screws removal and a procedure for removing the back case. Follow the steps precisely to avoid breaking of plastic locking tabs.

Prior to operating on this device, be sure the camera is turned OFF. With power, the camera can be a dangerous device to work with.
  • Prior to operating on this device, be sure the camera is turned OFF. With power, the camera can be a dangerous device to work with.

  • Turn the camera off by switching the power knob "OFF" text to the white selector dot.

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Flip the camera upside-down and carefully place it on a flat surface.
  • Flip the camera upside-down and carefully place it on a flat surface.

  • With the lens facing outward, locate the battery compartment - indicated by a grooved latch.

  • Push the latch to the right to unlock the battery compartment. The door should flip upward.

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With the compartment open, locate a blue tab shown with spudger
  • With the compartment open, locate a blue tab shown with spudger

  • Press the tab to the side (to the left, or toward the camera wall). This will eject the camera battery.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the back case - located inside the battery compartment.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the back case - located inside the battery compartment.

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Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the back case - located on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws that hold the back case - located on the bottom of the camera.

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Remove the 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screw on the side of camera - located between the charging and HDMI ports.
  • Remove the 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screw on the side of camera - located between the charging and HDMI ports.

  • Remove the 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on the side of the camera - located next to the WiFi sign.

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Starting with the battery compartment gently begin to separate the back case front the camera. Using a plastic opening tool, separate the bottom of the back case from the camera. Then proceed by separating the sides.
  • Starting with the battery compartment gently begin to separate the back case front the camera.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, separate the bottom of the back case from the camera. Then proceed by separating the sides.

  • Gently lift the back case away from the camera an slide it down to completely remove the back case.

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Conclusion

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

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Clayton Dale

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At {STEP 7} you will notice the last parts to release are the flash button / record button areas. This is particularly tricky.

The flash button release seems to be attached inside, so take care. In my case I did not remove the back case completely due to this.

The corner where the record button is requires extra force to slide down / pry out.

Re-assembly : Take note of these parts.

- the PLAY button flexible circuit has a small hole which fits into a pin on the back case. It is important to align this correctly or your play & AEL button may not function.

- The eye piece has a flexible circuit on its right side which tucks behind a small tab - take care this is not dislodged or it could be damaged when re assembling.

Riquez JP - Reply

Does your team know how to fix the Flash Pop-up button ? It seems the flash for me and others is stuck open and can't be clicked back down. Can you assist ?

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