Introduction

This guide explains how to replace the viewfinder in the Sony Cybershot DSC-P52

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Open the case as shown.

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Unclip the clip holding the ribbon cable in.
  • Unclip the clip holding the ribbon cable in.

  • Other ribbon cables might not have a clips.

Pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Pull the ribbon cable out.

Remove the two additional screws on the back of the lens.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Remove the three screws shown to separate the lens from the viewfinder.

Purchase a new viewfinder.
  • Purchase a new viewfinder.

  • Repeat the previous steps in reverse order to rebuild.

Conclusion

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

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