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Slide the battery latch down the side of the camera with your hands.
  • Slide the battery latch down the side of the camera with your hands.

  • The latch will automatically pop open.

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Unlatch the clip over the battery.
  • Unlatch the clip over the battery.

  • The battery will partially pop out.

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Remove the battery from the camera. Remove the battery from the camera.
  • Remove the battery from the camera.

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Remove the four 3.0mm Phillips #000 screws on the top of the camera with the phillips screwdriver. Remove the additional four 3.0mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the four 3.0mm Phillips #000 screws on the top of the camera with the phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the additional four 3.0mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.

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Once the screws are removed, slowly remove the back casing from the rest of the camera. Once the screws are removed, slowly remove the back casing from the rest of the camera.
  • Once the screws are removed, slowly remove the back casing from the rest of the camera.

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Then, pull the front case away from the rest of the camera. Then, pull the front case away from the rest of the camera.
  • Then, pull the front case away from the rest of the camera.

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After the casing is removed, the camera should look as shown.
  • After the casing is removed, the camera should look as shown.

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Dislodge the round casing from the lens. Pull it away from the rest of the camera.
  • Dislodge the round casing from the lens.

  • Pull it away from the rest of the camera.

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Unscrew the two 4.0mm Phillips #000 screws from the display.
  • Unscrew the two 4.0mm Phillips #000 screws from the display.

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Pull the two ribbon cables out of their slots on the back circuit board.
  • Pull the two ribbon cables out of their slots on the back circuit board.

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Remove the three 4.0mm Phillips #000 screws holding the back panel in place.
  • Remove the three 4.0mm Phillips #000 screws holding the back panel in place.

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Work the back panel out from under the small grey clip. Slide the back panel off of the camera by dislodging it from the remaining clips. Below is a flat, orange cable connecting the lens to the motherboard.
  • Work the back panel out from under the small grey clip.

  • Slide the back panel off of the camera by dislodging it from the remaining clips.

  • Below is a flat, orange cable connecting the lens to the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to bend the back plate during this process.

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Turn the camera over so that you can see the front of the lens.
  • Turn the camera over so that you can see the front of the lens.

  • Two connectors link the lens to the motherboard.

  • Gently bring the lens away from the camera.

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Using the flat end of the plastic spudger tool, flip up the black tabs on the connectors.
  • Using the flat end of the plastic spudger tool, flip up the black tabs on the connectors.

  • Be careful not to exert too much force, as the connectors are delicate.

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Gently pull out the cables and move the lens away from the rest of the camera. You should now have two distinct, separate components. You should now have two distinct, separate components.
  • Gently pull out the cables and move the lens away from the rest of the camera.

  • You should now have two distinct, separate components.

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Remove the 3.0mm Phillips #000 screw at the top of the battery door.
  • Remove the 3.0mm Phillips #000 screw at the top of the battery door.

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Pull off the top button piece. You will have to detach a small blue ribbon cable. Pull off the top button piece. You will have to detach a small blue ribbon cable.
  • Pull off the top button piece. You will have to detach a small blue ribbon cable.

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Caution: the capacitor, a black cylinder near the top of the camera, might have a charge in it, which could be harmful to you or the camera. Neutralize it by touching both wires with a screwdriver at the same time. Caution: the capacitor, a black cylinder near the top of the camera, might have a charge in it, which could be harmful to you or the camera. Neutralize it by touching both wires with a screwdriver at the same time.
  • Caution: the capacitor, a black cylinder near the top of the camera, might have a charge in it, which could be harmful to you or the camera. Neutralize it by touching both wires with a screwdriver at the same time.

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Remove the flash mechanism. It is held in place by a clip on the side of the camera. The capacitor and flash will rotate out, still attached by a ribbon cable on the left. The capacitor and flash will rotate out, still attached by a ribbon cable on the left.
  • Remove the flash mechanism. It is held in place by a clip on the side of the camera.

  • The capacitor and flash will rotate out, still attached by a ribbon cable on the left.

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Lift up the black tab with the spudger. Gently remove the ribbon cable from the rest of the camera.
  • Lift up the black tab with the spudger.

  • Gently remove the ribbon cable from the rest of the camera.

  • The flash component is now completely separate from the rest of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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