Introduction

This was a straight forward repair. I liked not having to have any special tools, not soldering is involved.

Image 1/3: Replace the battery and memory card if so equipped. Image 2/3: Remove the screw from the right middle cover, it is under the USB cover. Image 3/3: Remove the screw from the right middle cover, it is under the USB cover.
  • Here is the camera with a partially stuck lens. for that reason, it did not turn on.

  • Replace the battery and memory card if so equipped.

  • Remove the screw from the right middle cover, it is under the USB cover.

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Image 1/3: Remove the screw from the left middle cover Image 2/3: Remove the screw from the right side. Image 3/3: Remove the screw from the right side.
  • Remove the right middle cover

  • Remove the screw from the left middle cover

  • Remove the screw from the right side.

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Image 1/3: Remove the three screws from the bottom. Image 2/3: The bottom screws are NOT the same length. the shorter one goes underneath the battery cover Image 3/3: The bottom screws are NOT the same length. the shorter one goes underneath the battery cover
  • Remove the two screws from the left side.

  • Remove the three screws from the bottom.

    • The bottom screws are NOT the same length. the shorter one goes underneath the battery cover

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Image 1/3: Once it opened slightly, use your fingers to pull the case apart. No excessive force is necessary. Image 2/3: Do not try to totally separate the back case. It is still connected by a ribbon cable, just fold it to the side. Image 3/3: Do not try to totally separate the back case. It is still connected by a ribbon cable, just fold it to the side.
  • Start splitting the case form the battery compartment side. you just need a plastic tool to get it started.

  • Once it opened slightly, use your fingers to pull the case apart. No excessive force is necessary.

  • Do not try to totally separate the back case. It is still connected by a ribbon cable, just fold it to the side.

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Image 1/3: With the cable disconnected, separate the back case from the camera. Image 2/3: Remove the four screws from the LCD. Image 3/3: Remove the four screws from the LCD.
  • The cable is just pushed into the connector. Use a pair of hemostats or tweezers to pull it straight out. Grab it close to the connector so that the cable wont tear.

  • With the cable disconnected, separate the back case from the camera.

  • Remove the four screws from the LCD.

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Image 1/3: Separate the LCD from the camera Image 2/3: All the cable connectors and screws for the logic board are now fully visible. The cables are all a press fit. Image 3/3: All the cable connectors and screws for the logic board are now fully visible. The cables are all a press fit.
  • With the four screws emoved, the connector for the LCD is easily accessed. Move the white clip in the opposite direction of the cable to open the connector.

  • Separate the LCD from the camera

  • All the cable connectors and screws for the logic board are now fully visible. The cables are all a press fit.

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Image 1/3: Remove the screws that hold the logic board, as well as the two long ones that attached the front case. Image 2/3: The screws are different sizes, keep the separate. The two long ones will hold the front case to the camera, and only fit in the middle of the logic board. Image 3/3: The screws are different sizes, keep the separate. The two long ones will hold the front case to the camera, and only fit in the middle of the logic board.
  • Remove the three ribbon cables. From left to right, the cables are for the flash capacitor, the lens, and the top control buttons.

  • Remove the screws that hold the logic board, as well as the two long ones that attached the front case.

  • The screws are different sizes, keep the separate. The two long ones will hold the front case to the camera, and only fit in the middle of the logic board.

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Image 1/3: The upper block control button bar can now be easily removed. It is just clipped on. Image 2/3: The lens ribbon cable is routed underneath the flash capacitor. It can be pulled, but gently. Image 3/3: The lens ribbon cable is routed underneath the flash capacitor. It can be pulled, but gently.
  • With the screws removed, the front case can now be separated.

  • The upper block control button bar can now be easily removed. It is just clipped on.

  • The lens ribbon cable is routed underneath the flash capacitor. It can be pulled, but gently.

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Image 1/2: This will give plenty of room to route the lens cable the proper way without risking to rip it. Image 2/2: This will give plenty of room to route the lens cable the proper way without risking to rip it.
  • To make assembly easier, remove the two screws that hold the flash assembly to the midframe.

  • This will give plenty of room to route the lens cable the proper way without risking to rip it.

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Image 1/3: The logic board is still connected to the camera via the power cables. Do not try to remove the board, just fold it over. If the board needs to be replaced, the two wires would have to be desoldered. Image 2/3: View of the RTC battery Image 3/3: Remove the three screws that hold the lens to the camera.
  • With all the screws removed from the logic board, there is now still the connector from the lens. Simply spearate it by bending the cable in a downward direction

  • The logic board is still connected to the camera via the power cables. Do not try to remove the board, just fold it over. If the board needs to be replaced, the two wires would have to be desoldered.

    • View of the RTC battery

  • Remove the three screws that hold the lens to the camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the Kapton tape from the CCD sensor and remove the three screws. Image 2/3: Separate the CCD sensor from the lens. The lens for this camera did not have the CCD sensor, so the old one was being reused. Image 3/3: Separate the CCD sensor from the lens. The lens for this camera did not have the CCD sensor, so the old one was being reused.
  • Remove the lens from the camera

  • Remove the Kapton tape from the CCD sensor and remove the three screws.

  • Separate the CCD sensor from the lens. The lens for this camera did not have the CCD sensor, so the old one was being reused.

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  • After re-assembly of your camera you should have a fully working camera.

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Conclusion

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

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