Introduction

For this guide you will be replacing the motherboard for a Sony SLT-A55V. In order replace this part you will need precision set of screw drivers, and a set of plastic opening tools to "pop" open the clips.

We have not found an inexpensive supplier for this part. It may be cheaper to purchase a used or broken SLT-A55V for parts.

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  • Start by removing the focusing knob on the back of the camera.

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  • Remove all the screws on the bottom of the camera. There are two screws that can not be directly seen in this photo. These screws are shown in blue. One screw is hidden by the battery cap and the other is hidden by the battery recess.

It is not necessary to remove ALL the screws shown in this and subsequent photos. Only those on the back part of the case.

Not the battery recess and the front part. One exception is the screw above the strap ring on the LHS (Step 6).

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Also, take note there are two types of screws: fine thread machine screws for metal, and coarse thread ones for plastic. Better to identify which ones go where as you take it apart.

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  • Remove three screws from the right side of the camera.

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  • While you are on the left side of the camera, lift the HDMI / USB cover and remove the two screws that are hidden.

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Image 1/1: This sticker can be re-used. Peel the sticker off and place it on a clean piece of parchment paper or wax paper. This will prevent dirt and dust from getting on the adhesive.
  • On the top of the camera there is a black plastic sticker that hides two screws which must be removed.

  • This sticker can be re-used. Peel the sticker off and place it on a clean piece of parchment paper or wax paper. This will prevent dirt and dust from getting on the adhesive.

  • Remove the two screws that lie beneath the sticker. The arrows indicate the location of these screws.

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  • Remove two screws from the left hand side of the camera.

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  • Remove the two screws immediately below the flash. These screws are located on the face of the camera.

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  • All the necessary screws are removed. Begin prying the back away from the camera in order to remove the front cover.

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  • Pry open the enclosure carefully. The ribbon cables for the LCD are located on the right side and will need to be disconnected from the motherboard before removing the back of the case.

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  • Some of the ribbon cables are held in with minature clips. These cables can be identified by the side hinge that can be released with a pointed end.

It is not really clear how to release the ribbon cables - any hints. I only need the 2 that connect the camera back to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Remove all ribbon cables that are connected to the motherboard.  There are two ribbon cables that are stacked the location marked in blue.  One cable is is connected under the board while the other is connected to the top.
  • Once the back of the camera is removed the motherboard is exposed.

  • Remove all ribbon cables that are connected to the motherboard. There are two ribbon cables that are stacked the location marked in blue. One cable is is connected under the board while the other is connected to the top.

To remove the back cover.

First the gold cable: flip up the black locking bar to release the cable.

Second the blue cable: AFAICS there is no release mechanism on this connector, I just carefully eased the cable out of the connector.

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  • Remove four screws to release the motherboard from the camera.

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  • Carefully remove the motherboard , this may take delicate tools in order to prevent damage to the underlying electronics.

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  • Once the motherboard has been completely unplugged and removed, it can be replaced and reassembled in reverse order.

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Conclusion

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

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