Introduction

Having problems with the camera flash? Replacing the Flash Module is easy!

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the camera. Push down on the door and then, while pushing down, slide it back.  It will pop open. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the camera. Push down on the door and then, while pushing down, slide it back.  It will pop open.
  • Locate the battery cover on the bottom of the camera. Push down on the door and then, while pushing down, slide it back. It will pop open.

Remove the exposed battery.
  • Remove the exposed battery.

Use a PH00 screw driver to remove the six 2.9mm phillips screws holding the back cover in place. There are two screws on the left and right sides of the camera, and two screws on the bottom. Use a PH00 screw driver to remove the six 2.9mm phillips screws holding the back cover in place. There are two screws on the left and right sides of the camera, and two screws on the bottom. Use a PH00 screw driver to remove the six 2.9mm phillips screws holding the back cover in place. There are two screws on the left and right sides of the camera, and two screws on the bottom.
  • Use a PH00 screw driver to remove the six 2.9mm phillips screws holding the back cover in place. There are two screws on the left and right sides of the camera, and two screws on the bottom.

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Gently pry the front casing away from the camera. Gently pry the front casing away from the camera.
  • Gently pry the front casing away from the camera.

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the tab on the ZIF connector securing the motherboard ribbon cable. The second picture shows what these tabs look like in their open positions.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the tab on the ZIF connector securing the motherboard ribbon cable.

  • The second picture shows what these tabs look like in their open positions.

Grasp the CCD Sensor Module and remove it.
  • Grasp the CCD Sensor Module and remove it.

Caution: this camera houses a very strong capacitor (the black cylinder).  Avoid touching anything around the two wires coming out of the top.  Doing so will risk serious electric shock. Carefully disengage the internal components from the casing by lifting at the bottom end and giving a gentle tug. The components are still connected to the casing via cables, but they are much more maneuverable.
  • Caution: this camera houses a very strong capacitor (the black cylinder). Avoid touching anything around the two wires coming out of the top. Doing so will risk serious electric shock.

  • Carefully disengage the internal components from the casing by lifting at the bottom end and giving a gentle tug.

  • The components are still connected to the casing via cables, but they are much more maneuverable.

  • The flash module is shown on the right hand side.

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the tab on the ZIF connecter securing the motherboard ribbon cable. Grasp the flash module by the bottom and remove it.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the tab on the ZIF connecter securing the motherboard ribbon cable.

  • Grasp the flash module by the bottom and remove it.

Conclusion

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

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