Introduction

The motherboard is one of the hardest components on the camera to replace. Be very careful when taking apart the ribbons, you could accidentally damage other parts of the camera.

Open the battery/memory card door and remove the 6 screws (.35cm) with a Philips 000 screwdriver. There will be two screws on the left and right sides, and two on the bottom. Open the battery/memory card door and remove the 6 screws (.35cm) with a Philips 000 screwdriver. There will be two screws on the left and right sides, and two on the bottom. Open the battery/memory card door and remove the 6 screws (.35cm) with a Philips 000 screwdriver. There will be two screws on the left and right sides, and two on the bottom.
  • Open the battery/memory card door and remove the 6 screws (.35cm) with a Philips 000 screwdriver. There will be two screws on the left and right sides, and two on the bottom.

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Take off the front part of the case with a plastic opening tool. Take off the front part of the case with a plastic opening tool. Take off the front part of the case with a plastic opening tool.
  • Take off the front part of the case with a plastic opening tool.

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Pull off the two silver side pieces on the left and right sides. Pull off the two silver side pieces on the left and right sides.
  • Pull off the two silver side pieces on the left and right sides.

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Remove the main back piece. It should easily lift off. Remove the main back piece. It should easily lift off.
  • Remove the main back piece. It should easily lift off.

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Unscrew the .45cm screw located on the upper right corner on the back of the camera. Once the screw is off, use the spudger and unclip the piece holding the top down on the upper left on the front of the camera. It should lift off with ease. Unscrew the .45cm screw located on the upper right corner on the back of the camera. Once the screw is off, use the spudger and unclip the piece holding the top down on the upper left on the front of the camera. It should lift off with ease. Unscrew the .45cm screw located on the upper right corner on the back of the camera. Once the screw is off, use the spudger and unclip the piece holding the top down on the upper left on the front of the camera. It should lift off with ease.
  • Unscrew the .45cm screw located on the upper right corner on the back of the camera. Once the screw is off, use the spudger and unclip the piece holding the top down on the upper left on the front of the camera. It should lift off with ease.

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Flip over the control board then use tweezers to pull out the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the motherboard. Flip over the control board then use tweezers to pull out the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the motherboard.
  • Flip over the control board then use tweezers to pull out the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the motherboard.

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Use tweezers to remove the ribbon that is connected from the LCD screen to the camera by pulling the part that is folded under, out. Use tweezers to remove the ribbon that is connected from the LCD screen to the camera by pulling the part that is folded under, out.
  • Use tweezers to remove the ribbon that is connected from the LCD screen to the camera by pulling the part that is folded under, out.

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Slide the right side of the LCD screen clockwise, which will push it off the camera. The rest of the screen should come off with it with ease. Slide the right side of the LCD screen clockwise, which will push it off the camera. The rest of the screen should come off with it with ease.
  • Slide the right side of the LCD screen clockwise, which will push it off the camera. The rest of the screen should come off with it with ease.

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After the screen is off, work the spudger under three clips to remove the metal plate. After the screen is off, work the spudger under three clips to remove the metal plate. After the screen is off, work the spudger under three clips to remove the metal plate.
  • After the screen is off, work the spudger under three clips to remove the metal plate.

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After the clips are disengaged, lift off the metal cover. After the clips are disengaged, lift off the metal cover.
  • After the clips are disengaged, lift off the metal cover.

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Use the spudger and disengage the black plastic clip located on the bottom right of the camera facing the lens. Use the spudger and disengage the black plastic clip located on the bottom right of the camera facing the lens. Use the spudger and disengage the black plastic clip located on the bottom right of the camera facing the lens.
  • Use the spudger and disengage the black plastic clip located on the bottom right of the camera facing the lens.

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Flip the camera over, facing the bottom of the camera towards you. Then use the spudger to detach the plastic clip on the right, near where the LCD control board was. Flip the camera over, facing the bottom of the camera towards you. Then use the spudger to detach the plastic clip on the right, near where the LCD control board was. Flip the camera over, facing the bottom of the camera towards you. Then use the spudger to detach the plastic clip on the right, near where the LCD control board was.
  • Flip the camera over, facing the bottom of the camera towards you. Then use the spudger to detach the plastic clip on the right, near where the LCD control board was.

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Use the spudger and slide the plastic case over the mini USB port.
  • Use the spudger and slide the plastic case over the mini USB port.

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Use the spudger to disengage the plastic clip on the top of the camera. Use the spudger to disengage the plastic clip on the top of the camera. Use the spudger to disengage the plastic clip on the top of the camera.
  • Use the spudger to disengage the plastic clip on the top of the camera.

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Use the spudger and seperate each end of the metal piece. Once the speaker is free you can lift off the plastic frame. Use the spudger and seperate each end of the metal piece. Once the speaker is free you can lift off the plastic frame. Use the spudger and seperate each end of the metal piece. Once the speaker is free you can lift off the plastic frame.
  • Use the spudger and seperate each end of the metal piece. Once the speaker is free you can lift off the plastic frame.

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Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon located under the motherboard near the bottom of the camera. Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon located under the motherboard near the bottom of the camera.
  • Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon located under the motherboard near the bottom of the camera.

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Now with one hand located on the plastic skeleton and the other on the motherboard pull the motherboard to the left to disconnect the last ribbon. Now with one hand located on the plastic skeleton and the other on the motherboard pull the motherboard to the left to disconnect the last ribbon. Now with one hand located on the plastic skeleton and the other on the motherboard pull the motherboard to the left to disconnect the last ribbon.
  • Now with one hand located on the plastic skeleton and the other on the motherboard pull the motherboard to the left to disconnect the last ribbon.

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Conclusion

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

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