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Introduction

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

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the battery door at the bottom of the camera.

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

  2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the door that you opened in the previous step.

  3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Disassembling Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Removing Front Cover: step 3, image 1 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Disassembling Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Removing Front Cover: step 3, image 2 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Disassembling Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Removing Front Cover: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use hands to gently pry the front casing away from the camera.

  5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, CCD Sensor Module: step 5, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, CCD Sensor Module: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Grasp the CCD Sensor Module and remove it.

  7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Flash Module: step 7, image 1 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Flash Module: step 7, image 2 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Flash Module: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  8. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 9, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard Assembly: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  11. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  12. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the screw inside the small white piece on the motherboard assembly.

    • Remove this 2.9mm screw using a PH00 screwdriver.

  13. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use tweezers to remove the small white piece from the motherboard assembly.

  14. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the motherboard assembly over.

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

    • Remove the ribbon cables from the opened clip.

  15. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  16. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 3 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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