Introduction

Make sure you have the necessary tools in order to complete the lens replacement for the Sony Cyber Shot WX80 and be sure to have a steady hand when dealing with the smaller and more fragile parts.

Begin by removing all six #00 40mm by 10mm black screws holding the outer frame together with the Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver. Remember to keep track of all screws as they are small and very easy to lose Remember to keep track of all screws as they are small and very easy to lose
  • Begin by removing all six #00 40mm by 10mm black screws holding the outer frame together with the Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver.

  • Remember to keep track of all screws as they are small and very easy to lose

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Take note of the small free moving flap near the battery port seen in the first of the three photos. Be sure to store the free moving flap in a safe place. Pry the front cover off gently. Use a plastic opening tool if available. Now pry the back cover off gently, using a plastic opening tool if available.
  • Take note of the small free moving flap near the battery port seen in the first of the three photos. Be sure to store the free moving flap in a safe place.

  • Pry the front cover off gently. Use a plastic opening tool if available.

  • Now pry the back cover off gently, using a plastic opening tool if available.

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Remove the #00 screw from the right hand side (from the LCD screen side) which is adjacent to the master control dial. Reference the first image. Use a spudger or plastic opening tools to pry up the LCD screen and free the two metal tangs on the left side. Reference the second image. Lift up two more metal tabs held down by a thin red plastic strap on the right (master control dial) side. Reference the third image.
  • Remove the #00 screw from the right hand side (from the LCD screen side) which is adjacent to the master control dial. Reference the first image.

  • Use a spudger or plastic opening tools to pry up the LCD screen and free the two metal tangs on the left side. Reference the second image.

  • Lift up two more metal tabs held down by a thin red plastic strap on the right (master control dial) side. Reference the third image.

    • The thin red plastic strap is very fragile.

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Using a pair of tweezers, remove the blue ribbon from its connection located toward to the top right of the device. Reference the first image. Using a pair of tweezers, remove the gold ribbon from its connection located to the right of the removed blue ribbon. Reference the second image.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the blue ribbon from its connection located toward to the top right of the device. Reference the first image.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the gold ribbon from its connection located to the right of the removed blue ribbon. Reference the second image.

  • Your LCD screen is now removed and you can replace it!

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After the LCD screen has been removed there is a black metal plate that can be pulled off revealing the motherboard and the lens. After the LCD screen has been removed there is a black metal plate that can be pulled off revealing the motherboard and the lens.
  • After the LCD screen has been removed there is a black metal plate that can be pulled off revealing the motherboard and the lens.

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To separate the motherboard from the lens there are two ribbon cables that need to be pulled out of their ports using tweezers. Now that the Lens has been removed from the motherboard you can replace it!
  • To separate the motherboard from the lens there are two ribbon cables that need to be pulled out of their ports using tweezers.

  • Now that the Lens has been removed from the motherboard you can replace it!

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Conclusion

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

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