Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.


To replace the flash on your device you are going to have to take quite a bit of pieces out.

Orient the device so the bottom is facing up, and the lens is facing you ("bottom view").
  • Orient the device so the bottom is facing up, and the lens is facing you ("bottom view").

  • For further reference, consult the service manual. Link to service manual.

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Remove these two black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws.
  • Remove these two black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws.

  • The third, unmarked screw does not need to be removed at this time.

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  • Orient the device so the LCD is facing you, and the hdmi cover is facing up ("left view).

  • Remove these three black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws.

  • You must lift the hdmi cover to expose one of the screws.

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  • Orient the device with the Wifi/GPS logo facing up ("right view").

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  • Use a prying motion and a plastic opening tool to pry the panel up.

    • Areas under the squares are approximate locations of retaining claws.

Pull the panel down there are 2 clips in the midtle be carefull not to brake them

Kent Gunnertofht - Reply

Just prying doesn't do it. there are some clips which are really easy to break!

I think it needs to be slided down!

andreas - Reply

It is not clips but "hook" so to the mouvement should be at opposite direction on flash

Olivier Lempereur - Reply

I inserted an opening pick under the lower part of the panel (where it was loosest; at the left of the photo) and then inserted a jimmy along one side (at the top of the photo). Then I pushed the panel down from the top (at the right in the photo) and it popped off.

Chris Degnan - Reply

I Broke my two clips, will gluing them help put them back together?

Ricardo - Reply

  • After removing the panel, remove the two black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws.

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  • Orient the device so that the LCD is facing you ("back view").

take car around Menu button area - rear cover could broke.

Olivier Lempereur - Reply

  • Use the plastic opening tool with a prying motion, going between the case and the LCD, from the middle of the LCD to the right of the device, undoing the claws retaining the back.

    • When replacing the back cover of the device, ensure the flash module is UP.

    • The back cover should come off easily but you might hear light snapping or popping.

    • The rotary wheel and button are not secured. They will come loose when the back cover is removed. Set them aside for reassembly

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  • Unhook the small printed circuit board by gently pressing the board towards the top of the device and lifting up.

    • Note a ribbon cable should be attached at the top. This does not need to be disconnected yet.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool remove the black LCD retainer clip to the right of LCD.

  • Note the orientation of the black LCD retaining clip and how it comes out of the camera.

  • If in doubt, consult the service manual. (Pages 25-27) Click to continue to the service manual. This has a reference number of 3 in the linked diagram.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the LCD from the device

    • The LCD should be attached to a ribbon cable

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  • Using the plastic opening tool to lift the black retaining clip up to disengage the ribbon cable. Then gently pull the ribbon cable to remove.

    • Be careful to not damage the cable.

when screen cable is plug, you can test before reassemble the device.

Olivier Lempereur - Reply

Help this is an urgent need please !!! I am stuck at step 12 : lifting the black retaining clip up just pops it out like a pop corn (tried several times) and then nothing moves :-(

larosedu92 - Reply

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  • Reorient the camera so you are looking at the "top view".

  • Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw next to the ON/OFF button circled in red.

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  • Orient the device so you are looking at the "bottom view".

  • Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillps head screw located next to the tripod attachment.

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  • Lift the aluminum back plate.

  • This should not take much force. If it doesn't come off easily, there is probably a screw still in.

  • Take note of the back plate's orientation for reassembly.

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  • The connections (red squares) have small black retaining clips. Using a plastic opening tool, lift upward towards the cable to unlock.

  • The upper ribbon cable simply pulls loose.

    • There is no retaining clip securing this ribbon cable.

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  • Lift the lens block from the case.

    • You may need to gently push on the front part of the lens, from the front of the device, to help free the lens block. If you must, push on an edge, not the shutter.

Exactly with this very helpful description I have successfully changed my noisy lense system

thans a lot D. A. Waldvogel

Dominik Waldvogel - Reply

  • Charged capacitors can cause personal injury or damage the device. Use caution when proceeding.

  • Discharge the capacitor by connecting the resistor jig between the highlighted squares.

    • Keep the resistor jig in place for at least ten seconds.

    • Create a 1kohm resistor jig (wrap the resistor with electrical tape leaving the ends exposed, use alligator clips, etc).

  • For reference, consult the service manual. Click to go to the service manual page on discharging the capacitor.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the speaker retaining clip. The retaining hooks locations are indicated, but not exact.

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  • Remove the speaker by desoldering its wires.

  • This step is optional.

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  • Pull the flash up, as shown.

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  • From the top of the camera, Use a plastic opening tool between the flash and the case to remove the flash.

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  • And here is the how the flash module should look after being removed.

  • This is a reference image: it is possible to further disassemble this module, and is not necessary.

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


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