Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to dis-assemble the back camera case to gain access the control wheel assembly. Then it will show how to replace the control wheel and adjacent soft keys.

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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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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Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully pushing on its side tabs with a spudger. Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully pushing on its side tabs with a spudger.
  • Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully pushing on its side tabs with a spudger.

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Using a spudger, lift the metal locking tab located at the top right corner of  control wheel assembly. Using tweezers, carefully slide the assembly up to release it.
  • Using a spudger, lift the metal locking tab located at the top right corner of control wheel assembly.

  • Using tweezers, carefully slide the assembly up to release it.

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Conclusion

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

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