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.

Image 1/1: Turn the camera off by switching the power knob "OFF" text to the white selector dot.
  • 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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Image 1/1: With the lens facing outward, locate the battery compartment - indicated by a grooved latch.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Press the tab to the side (to the left, or toward the camera  wall). This will eject the camera battery.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on the side of the camera - located next to the WiFi sign.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using a plastic opening tool, separate the bottom of the back case from the camera. Then proceed by separating the sides. Image 2/2: Gently lift the back case away from the camera an slide it down to completely remove the back case.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Using tweezers, carefully slide the assembly up to release it. Image 2/2: 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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