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Introduction

This guide will show you the steps to remove and replace the lens of the camera

  1. Place the device so bottom of the camera is facing up . Remove the five marked screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Place the device so bottom of the camera is facing up .

    • Remove the five marked screws with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Insert the spudger where arrow marks to gently remove the lower panel.

  2. Remove the marked screw on the side of the camera with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Remove the marked screw on the side of the camera with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  3. Remove the marked screw with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
    • Remove the marked screw with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  4. Orient the device so the lens is facing down.
    • Orient the device so the lens is facing down.

    • Remove the two black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screws using Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  5. Orient the device so the lens is facing down.
    • Orient the device so the lens is facing down.

    • Remove the black M1.4 X 3.5 Phillips head screw.

  6. Use the plastic opening tool with a prying motion to remove the side cover of the camera.
    • Use the plastic opening tool with a prying motion to remove the side cover of the camera.

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

  7. Remove the small screw under the multi/USB cover. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the button board.
    • Remove the small screw under the multi/USB cover.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the button board.

  8. Disconnect the control board data cable with care. Permanent damage may occur to the control board if tools are used to disconnect the data cable. Use your fingers only. Disconnect the control board data cable by wiggling carefully with your fingertips. Set the control board to the side once it is disconnected.
    • Disconnect the control board data cable with care. Permanent damage may occur to the control board if tools are used to disconnect the data cable. Use your fingers only.

    • Disconnect the control board data cable by wiggling carefully with your fingertips. Set the control board to the side once it is disconnected.

  9. LCD screen is very fragile. Handle with care. Do not use tools to remove the screen.
    • LCD screen is very fragile. Handle with care. Do not use tools to remove the screen.

    • Lift the metal plate and LCD screen simultaneously until it is perpendicular to the camera.

  10. LCD screen is very fragile. Handle with care. Do not use tools to remove the screen. Remove the ribbon cable connecting LCD display to camera sensor and battery housing.
    • LCD screen is very fragile. Handle with care. Do not use tools to remove the screen.

    • Remove the ribbon cable connecting LCD display to camera sensor and battery housing.

  11. Make sure all ribbon cables are unplugged and remove the motherboard.
    • Make sure all ribbon cables are unplugged and remove the motherboard.

    • Ribbon wires can be easily damaged.

  12. Press on the lens with your finger. Gently pull the lens container out of the camera. Make sure all ribbon wires are unplugged.
    • Press on the lens with your finger.

    • Gently pull the lens container out of the camera.

    • Make sure all ribbon wires are unplugged.

Conclusion

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

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Marin Rusinov

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Aside from a few missed screws, very nicely done. And I suspect that if one didn’t realize the need to remove those screws, sh/e probably shouldn’t be attempting the job in the first place. :) (I noted the comments after completing lens removal.)

Leon - Reply

Can you comment where/specifically the missing screws that were not listed can be found? Any other guides out there that are more comprehensive?

Eric C -

Under multi cover

Dufour - Reply

First at step 7

Dufour -

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