This guide goes through the procedure of replacing the lens in the Sony Cybershot DSC-P52.

  1. Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.
    • 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.

  2. Open the memory card compartment.
    • Open the memory card compartment.

    • Remove the screw next to the memory card slot.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Open the case as shown.

    • Unclip the clip holding the ribbon cable in.

    • Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.

    • Pull the ribbon cable out.

    • Remove the two additional screws on the back of the lens.

    • Detach the ribbon cables and unplug the cable leading to the back of the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard and the flash from the rest of the hardware.

    • Remove the screw indicated in the picture to detach the lens and the viewfinder from the other hardware.

    • Remove the three screws shown to separate the lens from the viewfinder.

    • Purchase a new viewfinder.

    • Repeat the previous steps in reverse order to rebuild.


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

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