Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to replace the Memory Card Reader. This will fix the "Unable to read memory card" Error.

Image 1/3: If there is a battery or SD card inside remove before beginning the process. Image 2/3: If there is a battery or SD card inside remove before beginning the process. Image 3/3: If there is a battery or SD card inside remove before beginning the process.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to unscrew the six 2mm screws on the outer case of the camera.

  • If there is a battery or SD card inside remove before beginning the process.

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Image 1/2: If the casing is not coming apart easily, do not force it. Image 2/2: If the casing is not coming apart easily, do not force it.
  • Use your hands or a Spudger to Pull off the front cover of the camera.

  • If the casing is not coming apart easily, do not force it.

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Image 1/1: The use of tweezers may be necessary if the cover is difficult to remove.
  • Remove the protective black cover layer with your hands and set it aside.

  • The use of tweezers may be necessary if the cover is difficult to remove.

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Image 1/2: Once this has been done, use tweezers to unplug the flat topped connector for the lens’ circuit board from the motherboard. Image 2/2: '''DO NOT''' force the ribbon cables or they will rip.
  • The ZIF connector can be removed by flipping the small black holder into the upright position and then sliding the ribbon cable out carefully.

  • Once this has been done, use tweezers to unplug the flat topped connector for the lens’ circuit board from the motherboard.

  • DO NOT force the ribbon cables or they will rip.

  • Refer to the (Recognizing & Disconnecting Cable Connectors) page for assistance.

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Image 1/3: Detach the smaller ribbon cables by  sliding them out. Image 2/3: Detach the large ribbon cable by flipping the small black holder in an upright position and then sliding the cable out carefully. Image 3/3: Detach the ribbon cables slowly and carefully or they will rip.
  • Using a Phillips head screw driver, remove the two screws for the metal plate on the bottom.

  • Detach the smaller ribbon cables by sliding them out.

  • Detach the large ribbon cable by flipping the small black holder in an upright position and then sliding the cable out carefully.

  • Detach the ribbon cables slowly and carefully or they will rip.

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Image 1/2: The circuit board should come out with little force. If it does not, make sure all connections are disconnected. Image 2/2: The circuit board should come out with little force. If it does not, make sure all connections are disconnected.
  • Carefully remove the Memory card circuit board.

  • The circuit board should come out with little force. If it does not, make sure all connections are disconnected.

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Conclusion

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

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