Introduction

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

Rotate your camera such that the underside is facing you and the lens is facing the ground.
  • 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.

Using your left thumb, push down the slider to the left of the SD card slot.
  • 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.

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

Orient the camera with the battery side facing up.
  • Orient the camera with the battery side facing up.

Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

  • Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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.
  • 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.

Flip open the LCD panel to get to the side panel.
  • Flip open the LCD panel to get to the side panel.

  • Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Orient the camera such that the lens is facing to your left.
  • 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.

Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is pointed to your left.
  • 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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Rotate the camera such that the lens is pointed downward and the LCD screen points to your right.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Orient the camera such that the bottom is facing toward you and the lens is facing to your right.
  • 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.

Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.
  • 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.

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

Gently pull the lens up from the camera. Gently pull the lens up from the camera.
  • Gently pull the lens up from the camera.

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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.
  • 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.

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

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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