Introduction

Removing the LCD will be moderately difficult. Be careful to not damage any ribbons when removing them from their sockets.

Image 1/1: You should be able to see the camera's label, and it should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  • Rotate your camera such that the underside is facing you and the lens is facing the ground.

  • You should be able to see the camera's label, and it should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.

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Image 1/1: When inserting a new battery or reinserting the one you removed, you can ignore this step.
  • Using your left thumb, push down the slider to the left of the SD card slot.

  • When inserting a new battery or reinserting the one you removed, you can ignore this step.

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  • Using your right index finger and thumb, pull the battery toward you and then away from the camera.

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  • Orient the camera with the battery side facing up.

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Image 1/1: Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

  • Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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Image 1/2: Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger. Image 2/2: Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger.
  • With the blue plastic opening tools, gently pry the plastic casing surrounding the start/stop button free.

  • Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Flip open the LCD panel to get to the side panel.

  • Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  • Turn the camera around to the grip side and remove the 5.5 mm Phillips Head screw using your J00 Phillips Head screwdriver.

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  • With the bottom of the camera facing up, remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Image 1/2: Use the blue plastic opening tools to gently ease the camera shell off of the camera. Image 2/2: Rotate the camera so the LCD side panel is facing you and gently pry the shell off from the camera.
  • Orient the camera so the bottom is facing you.

  • Use the blue plastic opening tools to gently ease the camera shell off of the camera.

  • Rotate the camera so the LCD side panel is facing you and gently pry the shell off from the camera.

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Image 1/1: Using your right hand to hold the camera, gently remove the lens panel from the camera with your left hand.
  • Orient the camera such that the lens is facing to your left.

  • Using your right hand to hold the camera, gently remove the lens panel from the camera with your left hand.

  • The camera should be oriented with the lens pointing to your left.

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Image 1/1: Using your right hand to hold the screwdriver and your left to hold the camera, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from on the top of the shutter assembly.
  • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is pointed to your left.

  • Using your right hand to hold the screwdriver and your left to hold the camera, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from on the top of the shutter assembly.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the LCD screen's hinge.
  • Rotate the camera such that the lens is pointed downward and the LCD screen points to your right.

  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the LCD screen's hinge.

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Image 1/2: Using your left hand to hold the camera, gently remove the shutter assembly from the hull with your right hand. Image 2/2: If you are only trying to remove the lens, you do not need to perform the next two steps.
  • Orient the camera such that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Using your left hand to hold the camera, gently remove the shutter assembly from the hull with your right hand.

  • If you are only trying to remove the lens, you do not need to perform the next two steps.

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Image 1/1: Using your metal tweezers, gently remove the wire harness connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard.
  • Orient the camera such that the bottom is facing toward you and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Using your metal tweezers, gently remove the wire harness connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Remove the ribbon cable connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard using your metal tweezers.
  • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Remove the ribbon cable connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard using your metal tweezers.

  • Be sure to pull the ribbon cable gently, as ribbon cables are easy to damage and can require soldering to repair.

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  • Remove the three 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws holding the lens in.

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  • Gently pull the lens up from the camera.

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  • With the right side of the camera facing toward you, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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  • With the back of the LCD screen facing toward you, remove the two 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the zoom button.

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  • Orienting the camera such that the right side is facing you, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from the start button.

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  • Use your blue plastic opening tool to disconnect the lens assembly from the hull.

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  • Use your blue plastic opening tool to move the wires out of the way.

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  • Orienting the camera such that the right side is facing you, remove the wire harness connecting the lens assembly to the motherboard using your tweezers.

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  • Pull the lens assembly out from inside the camera's hull using your hands.

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Image 1/2: Ribbon cables are easy to damage.  Use the metal tweezers to minimize the risk of damaging these cables, as repairing them requires soldering and can be time consuming. Image 2/2: Ribbon cables are easy to damage.  Use the metal tweezers to minimize the risk of damaging these cables, as repairing them requires soldering and can be time consuming.
  • Orienting the camera such that the front side is facing you, remove the ribbon connecting the start and zoom buttons to the powerboard using your tweezers.

  • Ribbon cables are easy to damage. Use the metal tweezers to minimize the risk of damaging these cables, as repairing them requires soldering and can be time consuming.

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Image 1/3: Use metal tweezers to avoid damaging the ribbons. Image 2/3: The lens assembly casing should now be free.  Remove it from the hull of the camera. Image 3/3: The lens assembly casing should now be free.  Remove it from the hull of the camera.
  • Using your tweezers, remove the two ribbon cables connecting the lens assembly to the motherboard.

  • Use metal tweezers to avoid damaging the ribbons.

  • The lens assembly casing should now be free. Remove it from the hull of the camera.

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Image 1/2: The lens assembly is now completely free.  Remove it from its casing. Image 2/2: The lens assembly is now completely free.  Remove it from its casing.
  • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips #000 screws connecting the lens assembly to its casing.

  • The lens assembly is now completely free. Remove it from its casing.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws. Image 2/2: Remove the two 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Rotate the LCD screen on its hinge +/- 90 degrees relative to the camera to expose the screws on the side of the LCD panel.

  • Remove the two 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  • Remove the single 3 mm Phillips #00 screw from inside of the hinge of the LCD panel.

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  • Using the plastic opening tools , remove the back panel from the LCD screen.

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  • Remove the hinge enclosure from the back of the LCD screen using the blue plastic opening tools.

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  • With tweezers, remove the ribbon cable that is connecting the LCD screen board to the motherboard.

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  • Using metal tweezers, remove the two ribbons connecting the LCD board to the screen.

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  • Remove the two silver-colored 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screws from LCD board.

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  • The LCD screen and all of its components are free. Unravel them and replace parts as needed (main board, screen, metal fixture, etc.)

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Conclusion

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

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