Introduction

Replacing the motherboard may seem like a daunting task but can be done using prying tools.

Image 1/1: For further reference, consult the service manual. [https://docs.sony.com/release/mdsm/983465933_sm.pdf#page=27|Link to service manual.]
  • 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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Image 1/1: The third, unmarked screw does not need to be removed at this time.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove these three black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Areas under the squares are approximate locations of retaining claws.
  • 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

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  • 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

Image 1/1: When replacing the back cover of the device, ensure the flash module is '''UP'''.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Note a ribbon cable should be attached at the top. This does not need to be disconnected yet.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Note the orientation of the black LCD retaining clip and how it comes out of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/1: The LCD should be attached to a ribbon cable
  • 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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Image 1/1: Be careful to not damage the cable.
  • 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

Image 1/1: If you have already removed the lens block, or aluminum back plate, you can skim over the next couple of steps until you are at a familiar place.
  • Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw in upper right corner of device.

  • If you have already removed the lens block, or aluminum back plate, you can skim over the next couple of steps until you are at a familiar place.

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Image 1/1: Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw just below the ON/OFF button circled in red.
  • Reorient the camera so you are looking at the "top view".

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw located next to the tripod attachment.
  • Orient the device so you are looking at the "bottom view".

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

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  • Lift the aluminium back plate.

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Image 1/1: After detaching retaining clips, gently lift to disconnect the ribbon cables.
  • The connections (red squares) have small black retaining clips. Using a plastic opening tool, lift upward towards the cable to unlock.

  • After detaching retaining clips, gently lift to disconnect the ribbon cables.

  • Don't rip the cables.

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Image 1/1: This is the only screw that is orange.
  • Remove the orange M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw located near the bottom of the camera.

    • This is the only screw that is orange.

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Image 1/1: In this picture the lens block is removed, but it is not a necessity.
  • Lift up the motherboard.

  • In this picture the lens block is removed, but it is not a necessity.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable on the bottom by gently pulling.

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Conclusion

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

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