Introduction

This guide demonstrates separating the motherboard from the rest of the internals of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1.

  1. Locate the battery door at the bottom of the camera.
    • Locate the battery door at the bottom of the camera.

    • Press down on the door and slide it back. The door will pop open.

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  2. Remove the battery from the door that you opened in the previous step.
    • Remove the battery from the door that you opened in the previous step.

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    • There are two screws on the left and right sides of the camera, and two screws on the bottom.

    • Use a PH00 screwdriver and remove the six 2.9mm screws.

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    • Use hands to gently pry the front casing away from the camera.

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    • 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.

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    • Grasp the CCD Sensor Module and remove it.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Use tweezers to slide the white piece on the back of the back cover to the right.

    • This will dislodge the white piece, allowing you to remove it from the back cover.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the tab on the ZIF connector securing the motherboard ribbon cable.

    • Remove the ribbon cables from these two ZIF connectors.

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    • Lift the motherboard assembly up and rotate it so you can easily see where the internals connect to the back cover.

    • Remove the ZIF connectors from the clamp on the left end of the top piece.

    • The motherboard assembly is now separated from the back cover.

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    • Locate the screw inside the small white piece on the motherboard assembly.

    • Remove this 2.9mm screw using a PH00 screwdriver.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the small white piece from the motherboard assembly.

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    • Turn the motherboard assembly over.

    • Use a spudger to open the ZIF connector on the motherboard.

    • Remove the ribbon cables from the opened clip.

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    • Pry the motherboard slightly apart form the motherboard assembly.

    • Be careful while separating the board so that you do not damage the ribbon cables or other components.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the battery pack to the motherboard.

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    • Pull the motherboard up from the battery pack and flip the motherboard assembly over.

    • Use a PH00 screwdriver to remove the 2.9mm screw connecting the speaker to the battery pack.

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Conclusion

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

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