Introduction

To remove or replace the motherboard, you must disassemble a majority of the camera. Make sure to keep your screws separated and labeled.

Make sure the surface you place the screen on is clean of debris and dust.  Otherwise you risk scratching your screen.
  • Make sure the surface you place the screen on is clean of debris and dust. Otherwise you risk scratching your screen.

  • Place the camera with the bottom facing you and the lens facing up.

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Push down and away from the camera to the left on the indicated indentation in the battery cover.  The compartment should slide open as shown.
  • Push down and away from the camera to the left on the indicated indentation in the battery cover. The compartment should slide open as shown.

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Push the blue tab towards the camera body to the right, while simultaneously pulling out the battery. The battery is not shown here.  However, normally the battery would be in the displayed compartment.
  • Push the blue tab towards the camera body to the right, while simultaneously pulling out the battery.

  • The battery is not shown here. However, normally the battery would be in the displayed compartment.

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Close the battery cover by pushing the cover inwards and sliding it to the left to allow more maneuverability when disassembling other parts of the camera. Close the battery cover by pushing the cover inwards and sliding it to the left to allow more maneuverability when disassembling other parts of the camera.
  • Close the battery cover by pushing the cover inwards and sliding it to the left to allow more maneuverability when disassembling other parts of the camera.

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Unscrew the four #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Unscrew the four #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws on the bottom of the camera.

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Remove the two #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws shown on the side of the camera.
  • Remove the two #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws shown on the side of the camera.

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Unscrew the #00 4.0 mm Phillips screw on the top next to the view finder.
  • Unscrew the #00 4.0 mm Phillips screw on the top next to the view finder.

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Pull open the plastic port covers on the side of the camera.
  • Pull open the plastic port covers on the side of the camera.

  • Remove the revealed #00 4.0 mm Phillips screw.

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Lift the back LCD screen to reveal the back of the camera unit. Unscrew the three #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws at the edge and center of the back camera unit. Unscrew the three #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws at the edge and center of the back camera unit.
  • Lift the back LCD screen to reveal the back of the camera unit.

  • Unscrew the three #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws at the edge and center of the back camera unit.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the bottom of the camera at the line between the four removed screws. Place the camera on its lens and use the plastic opening tool to pry at the crack in the case on all four sides of the camera. Apply moderate force to the backside of the camera enclosure until the two pieces separate.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry apart the bottom of the camera at the line between the four removed screws.

  • Place the camera on its lens and use the plastic opening tool to pry at the crack in the case on all four sides of the camera.

  • Apply moderate force to the backside of the camera enclosure until the two pieces separate.

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Remove the #00 4.0 mm Phillips screw and the #00 6.0 mm Phillips screw holding the motherboard to the front enclosure. Disconnect the eight ribbon cables from their ports on the motherboard.
  • Remove the #00 4.0 mm Phillips screw and the #00 6.0 mm Phillips screw holding the motherboard to the front enclosure.

  • Disconnect the eight ribbon cables from their ports on the motherboard.

Hi,

It would be nice if the locations of the 4.0 mm & 6.0 mm screws were defined.

Also, additional step, or steps are needed to show locations of eight ribbon cable ports and how best to go about disconnecting the cables without damaging the port connectors.

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Detach the metal bracket from the enclosure by removing the two #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws. Detach the metal bracket from the enclosure by removing the two #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws.
  • Detach the metal bracket from the enclosure by removing the two #00 4.0 mm Phillips screws.

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If you feel resistance from the board, double check all screws and cables have been removed to avoid damage. Completely remove the motherboard by gently pulling the board away from the camera.
  • If you feel resistance from the board, double check all screws and cables have been removed to avoid damage.

  • Completely remove the motherboard by gently pulling the board away from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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Excellent partial disassembly overview!

Several suggestions to make this information more useful:

Provide Sony motherboard part number at top of page where there is a place to list parts.

Please list the size of the battery on the motherboard. My guess is the battery can be easily replaced once the battery type, size and voltage is known.

Distingush between location of 4.0 mm retaining screw and 6.0 mm retaining screw.

Highlight location of eight motherboard ribbon cable ports.

Detail how to disconnect ribbon cables without destroying motherboard cable ports.

Jim Fogle - Reply

I am interested in changing the Mother Board but do not have any idea as to where I can purchase a new/unused replacement. Can anyone help me?

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