Introduction

The camera will need to be completely disassembled to get to the flash, so only do this as as a last resort.

Image 1/1: Remove all of the visible screws on the outside of the case.
  • Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

  • Remove all of the visible screws on the outside of the case.

  • There should be three of them that are all easily located.

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Image 1/1: Remove the screw next to the memory card slot.
  • Open the memory card compartment.

  • Remove the screw next to the memory card slot.

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Image 1/1: The front cover should come completely free with little effort.
  • Pull apart the front and back cover pieces carefully.

  • The front cover should come completely free with little effort.

  • The back cover will still be attached to the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: The circuitry will still be connected to the back case by ribbon cables.
  • Simultaneously unclip all of the clips holding in the circuitry. Remove the back case.

  • The circuitry will still be connected to the back case by ribbon cables.

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  • Open the case as shown.

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Image 1/1: Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.
  • Unclip the clip holding the ribbon cable in.

  • Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable out.

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Image 1/1: Pull the motherboard from the rest of the housing.
  • Remove all six screws on the front side of the motherboard circled in the picture.

  • Pull the motherboard from the rest of the housing.

  • It will still be connected to the flash unit.

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  • Remove the cable on the back side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Careful! Touching the leads of the large yellow capacitor can result in a painful shock.
  • Detach the ribbon cables shown.

  • Careful! Touching the leads of the large yellow capacitor can result in a painful shock.

  • Remove the flash unit from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Avoid touching the leads with your hands, as this can result in a painful shock.
  • Discharge the yellow capacitor attached to the flash unit by shorting the leads with a screw driver.

  • Avoid touching the leads with your hands, as this can result in a painful shock.

Discharge the yellow capacitor attached to the flash unit by shorting the leads with a screw driver having a non-conductive handle.

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  • Replace the flash unit.

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Conclusion

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

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